Another season of The Masked Singer has come to an end, and a new masked singer has been chosen to represent the show.
The last showdown Two rounds of elimination and three revelations were all packed into an hour on Wednesday night. The Prince opened the show with Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” followed by Firefly and Usher’s “Bad Girl,” and Ringmaster’s performance of Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity.”
With two rounds and two distinct eliminations, the show chose to approach things a little differently this finale than it has in the past. Seeing the Prince go down in the first round of elimination was a royally heartbreaking experience.
The amphibious royal was predicted by Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg before the unveiling to be Ricky Martin and Ben Platt, respectively.
Even though Ken Jeong was amusingly close to Matt Bomer, the actress and singer (and one of Bomer’s American Horror Story co-stars) Cheyenne Jackson was the one who stole the show.
It a bad that the show didn’t award the Golden Ear Trophy to the judges this season because Nicole Scherzinger would have won here if she had guessed Jackson correctly.
Ringmaster and Firefly were the only competitors left after the Prince withdrew. Firefly performed Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You,” much to the pleasure of the audience. “I’m speechless with gratitude.
That music was meant to feel exactly as you made it feel, so thank you for making it so “As the other members of the panel have stated, he informs her.
Following the performance, host Nick Cannon informs the judges that the contestant is “very emotional” on stage, prompting a laugh from the audience. Before she leaves the stage, she gives Cannon a hug.
Ringmaster, who sang Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas” at the end of the show, brought things to a more positive end.
But when it came down to vote, the power vocalist couldn’t keep up, and Firefly was the eventual winner. As she tells Cannon, “It feels so nice,” the radiant candidate is visibly moved by the news.
However, custom dictated that the runner-up be revealed first before the winner. No one on the panel was able to correctly guess this, making it the worst guess of the night.
For Thicke, it was Maren Morris, for Scherzinger, Lucy Hale, for Jeong to stick with his previous estimate of Hailee Steinfeld, and for McCarthy-Wahlberg, it was Hayden Panettiere. It turned out to be Hayley Orrantia, the star of The Goldbergs and a singer.
Fortunately for them, the night’s grand finale revealed a lot more about the panelists’ true identities. Scherzinger correctly predicted that Monica and Jeong chose Alicia Keys, but McCarthy-Wahlberg and Thicke both chose R&B singer, songwriter, actor, and model Teyana Taylor in the end.
And thus another season of this crazy celebrity singing competition comes to an end. Fans of The Masked Singer are in for a treat when season 8 returns to Fox in the autumn, so get your magnifying glasses and search engines ready!