Who's the Winner of 'The Masked Singer'? Bee, Peacock, Monster & More Revealed
Fox's mysterious new reality series, The Masked Singer, is a bizarre blend of singing competition and Cirque du Soleil over-the-topness. And the twist is that no one is trying to get famous or sign a record deal — the contestants are already celebrities!
During the season, 12 celebrities — whose identities are concealed under elaborate costume and huge mask — compete in front of a live audience, host Nick Cannon, and a panel of famous judges including Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger.
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In addition to their singing voices, clues are dropped to help everyone watching figure out who is performing, but the identity of the masked singer is only revealed once he or she is eliminated.
On the premiere episode, six celebs belted their hearts out on stage but one unfortunately didn't make it to the next episode: Hippo aka NFL player Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the second episode, six more stars took the stage and another was eliminated and revealed: Pineapple aka Tommy Chong.
We're pretty sure we know the identity, and this is why...
In the third episode, the Deer unmasked himself and it turned out to be famed NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw. And in Episode 4, the Poodle turned out to be who many were suspecting — comedian Margaret Cho.
On Episode 5 — Unicorn was actress Tori Spelling. On Episode 6, it was revealed that Raven was Ricki Lake and on Episode 7, Alien unmasked herself as LaToya Jackson. Most recently on Episode 8, former *NSYNC singer Joey Fatone revealed himself to be the Rabbit and Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' singer/actress daughter Rumer Willis was revealed to be the Lion.
In the finale, the Bee, Peacock and Lion faced off and only one could be crowned the winner. Scroll down to find out who that person was — and the identities of the two runner-ups!
So, which other famous people could be under the masks? We reveal our best guesses below:
1. Peacock (Eliminated in the Finale)
Clues: "Chose to become a peacock because we both share a love of the spotlight; Putting on a show is in my DNA, but it’s probably been a while since my mom had a poster of me on her wall." Sounds like this a professional singer who's been on a stage many times over and is beloved by an older generation. He's been on stage since he was five years old, is afraid of heights and can play the piano. "Putting on a show is in my DNA." In Episode 6, he presented a long wig and hinted, "Because of this wig, I was thrown in jail." On Episode 7, one of his clues was that his face has been tattooed on someone's body.
Identity: Donny Osmond
Clues: “I was at the top of my game, but the game turned on me, so I retreated into my cave to take a break from the public eye; Now I’m here to set the record straight and show the world that no one can stop me from doing what I love." Could be a performer who is seeking redemption and wants to build a new reputation. He's from the South, likes driving around in a Cadillac and partying. In Episode 6, his clue was a headset with microphone attached and he showed off his dance moves. In Episode 7, he revealed he grew up "down South."
3. Unicorn (Eliminated in Episode 5)
Clues: "All my life, people told me I wasn’t worthy, I’m not going to listen to them any longer; they call me bird." Not the best singer, but this is a celebrity who has something the prove to naysayers. Said she's "going for the gold" but has also "lost my sheen" and is following "model behavior."
Identity: Actress, author and TV personality Tori Spelling
4. Deer (Eliminated in Episode 3)
Clues: "I think it’s hard for people to get past who I am and what I’m known for; I’ve been knocked down many times; Ravens, beware. I’m here to win." Sounds like another professional athlete who has an axe to grind with the Baltimore Ravens.
Identity: Four-time Super Bowl winner and NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw
5. Lion(Eliminated in Episode 8)
Clues: "Used to be Hollywood royalty; True strength comes from embracing all your vulnerabilities; In my pride, there are lots of women." We're thinking this is female celebrity from a famous family with a great voice. Plus, Rumer previously starred on Fox's Empire and the show's symbol is a lion for the Lyon family. Also appears to be an activist, who speaks about against she believes is unjust and has a connection to the word "Hailey." (Rumer was raised in Hailey, Idaho.) In Episode 5, Her revealing item was a white scrunchie which she called a "family heirloom." Her most recent clue — "I have a subscription to a monthly murder-mystery game."
Identity: Singer/actress Rumer Willis
6. Hippo (Eliminated in Episode 1)
Clues: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a performer like me; Every time I win, I just gotta dance, even if it gets me in trouble." Could be a pro athlete with a love for dancing on the field.
Identity: NFL player Antonio Brown
7. Rabbit (Eliminated in Episode 8)
Clues: “I’ve spent most of my life on stage, but I was never alone" and she or he is "well-versed in “synchronized singing"... sounds like a boy band member! “You’d better believe the last mask standing is gonna be me,” a lyric from an *NSYNC song. On Episode 5, his revealing clue was a magician's kit which had the panel confused. "It's another way I like to impress an audience," Rabbit explained. He also said he's a "trickster" who done "Latin pop, then Country twang, y'all." In Episode 7, he revealed he has "17 tattoos on my body."
Identity: Former *NSYNC singer and TV host Joey Fatone
8. Alien (Eliminated in Episode 7)
Clues: She's part of a famous family and has many sisters. "I let others define me, but no one will ever control me again," she said. In Episode 5, Alien said "Growing up, I always craved the simple life," and "That's hot," during a picnic scene. For her revealing item, she brought out a police badge from Muncie, Indiana, and said she "swore to protect and serve." LaToya was on a reality TV show called Armed & Famous where she was deputized as an actual cop!
Identity: Singer and actress LaToya Jackson
9. Poodle (Eliminated in Episode 4)
Clues: In the video, she said she comes from a musical family and loves to be onstage, though she's known for having a different talent and loves "exercising [her] right for free speech."
Identity: Female comedian and champion of LGBT rights Margaret Cho
10. Raven (Eliminated in Episode 6)
Clues: "This is my opportunity to share mine… no one talks more than me." She spent many days listening to other people's stories which could a be a host or reporter of some kind. The celebrity also said she recently had a tragic loss and hoped to “honor my beloved” with her performance.
Identity: Emmy-winning talk show host and actress Ricki Lake
11. Bee (Eliminated in the Finale)
Clues: It was revealed she started her singing career in the '50s! You can call her a Queen Bee or "empress." Bee's mother told her to perform in a girl group and her Episode 6 clue was, “It’s been peaches and marmalade ever since.” In Episode 7, she confessed she 10 Grammys.
Identity: "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight
12. Pineapple (Eliminated in Episode 2)
Clues: This person beat a life-threatening disease. “You've gotta seize the day before your dreams go up in smoke," he said.
Identity: Comedian Tommy Chong