SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn forward you probably have not watched Season 7, Episode 10, of “The Masked Singer,” “Season Finale: I’m Crew Good, Thanks for Masking,” which aired Could 18 on Fox.
It got here all the way down to a battle of the Good within the season finale of “The Masked Singer” however just one might emerge victorious: Singer/actress/dancer Teyana Taylor.
“The Masked Singer” ended its seventh season with three finalists, all from “Crew Good,” competing for the Golden Masks trophy. Touchdown behind the Firefly, “The Goldbergs” star Hayley Orrantia got here in second place, because the Ringmaster, whereas “Name Me Kat” star Cheyenne Jackson earned the bronze because the Prince.
For Firefly, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessed proper, with Taylor. Nicole Scherzinger thought it was Monica, and Ken Jeong guessed Alicia Keys.
As for Ringmaster, nobody guessed Orrantia. Thicke thought it was with Maren Morris, Scherzinger selected Lucy Hale. McCarthy Wahlberg thought it was Hayden Panetierre and Jeong guessed a distinct Hayley: Hailee Steinfeld.
After which as Prince, Scherzinger bought it proper, selecting Jackson. Jeong guessed Matt Bomer, Thicke thought it was Ricky Martin, McCarthy Wahlberg went with Ben Platt.
Taylor as Firefly (spherical 1 winner) campaigned this fashion: “Now comes an important resolution of your voting lives. Crew Firefly or Crew Firefly, it’s that easy. Becoming a member of this competitors meant I needed to face my fears and come out of retirement. I refused to fade away. And being on the stage has allowed me to shine brilliant once more. By no means surrender on Firefly and I’ll by no means surrender on you.”
Taylor sang “Unhealthy Woman,” by Usher, for her last track. For her second observe, dealing with off with Ringmaster, Taylor carried out “Misplaced With out U’ by Robin Thicke. Earlier performances included “Ain’t No person,” by Chaka Khan [interrupted by coughing fit in first try]; “P.Y.T. (Fairly Younger Factor),” by Michael Jackson; and “Consideration,” by Charlie Puth.
Remaining clues included a basketball internet, a pale “M” and “5, 6, 7 (bolded), 8.” Different names that had been steered for Firefly: Alicia Keys, Monica, Aisha Tyler, Keisha Cole, Lauryn Hill, Ciara, Keyshia Cole and Brandy.
In the meantime, spherical 2 winner Orrantia because the Ringmaster accomplished her run by performing “Gravity,” by Sara Bareilles and then “Waking Up in Vegas,” by Katy Perry. Earlier songs had been “The Climb,” by Miley Cyrus; “Tremendous Bass,” by Nicki Minaj; and “I Will All the time Love You,” by Dolly Parton.
Different previous guesses for the Ringmaster by the panel included Olivia Rodrigo, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Alanis Morrissette, Zara Larson, Sarah Hyland, Noah Cyrus, Maren Morris, Hailee Steinfeld, Lucy Hale and Hayden Panetierre. Clues this time included a horse, a Disney-like mouse, Simon Cowell, hail.
“I assumed ‘Masked Singer’ can be a enjoyable expertise that may confuse audiences as a result of not many individuals know I’m a musician,” Orrantia advised Selection. “Nonetheless, music has at all times been my old flame and I’ve been releasing music independently between filming seasons of The Goldbergs.
Orrantia stated she felt fortunate to have the Firefly costume, which was extra versatile than some of the opposite costumes this season. “At the least I might transfer round, however I wasn’t used to having the load of the costume on me when performing,” she stated. “It required some follow to get used to carrying all of that whereas specializing in preserving my vocals as robust as attainable. Having the masks on made it a little bit tougher to catch my breath, however as a result of I had a pack on with in-ears, I might a minimum of hear myself decently.”
Jackson because the Prince (spherical 3 winner) stated he found the present “was tougher than I assumed it could be. I wasn’t positive it was dwell and I didn’t anticipate how scorching and sweaty and tough it’s to really sing with an enormous masks on.”
Among the many most tough components: “The load of the masks, utilizing your neck muscle groups to carry your head up when try to be stress-free them to sing,” he stated. As for the panelists’ guesses, “[they] made me crack up each week. I figured at first they’d go the athlete route initially cuz of my measurement and my huge legs however then once they began honing in, they began guessing fairly actually all of my friends. I used to be laughing inside my frog head.”
For his final track, Jackson carried out “Viva La Vida,” by Coldplay. Different songs he sang included “La Copa de la Vida,” by Ricky Martin; “Lay Me Down,” by Sam Smith; and “Sir Duke,” by Stevie Surprise.
Prince clues within the finale included a reference to “Glee” and that collection’ creator, Ryan Murphy; in addition to Broadway. Earlier guesses for Prince included Enrique Iglesias, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Enrique Iglesias, Niall Horan, Darren Criss, AJ McLean, JC Chasez, Ben Platt, Andrew Rannells and Ricky Martin.
Teyana Taylor as Firefly, Hayley Orrantia as Ringmaster and Cheyenne Jackson as Prince joined the roster of unmasked celebrities this season that additionally included En Vogue as Queen Cobra, Shaggy as Area Bunny, Kirstie Alley as Child Mammoth, Rudy Giuliani as Jack within the Field, Duane “Canine the Bounty Hunter” Chapman as Armadillo, Jennifer Holliday as Miss Teddy, Penn and Teller as Hydra, Christie Brinkley because the Lemur , Jorge Garcia as Cyclops, Jordan Mailata as Thingamabob, Duff Goldman as McTerrier and Joe Buck because the Ram.
“The Masked Singer” entered Season 7 with 15 contestants, who had been divided into “The Good, the Unhealthy and the Cuddly.” This season’s costumes included THE GOOD: Ringmaster, Armadillo, McTerrier, Firefly, Frog Prince; THE BAD: Hydra, Ram, Jack within the Field, Cyclops, Queen Cobra; THE CUDDLY: Child Mammoth, Thingamabob, Lemur, Area Bunny, Miss Teddy.
The Season 7 contestants boasted a mixed 112 movie appearances, 15 Grammy Nominations, eight Emmy Nominations, seven Tremendous Bowl Performances, two Hollywood Stroll of Fame Stars, two World Information and one try at destroying democracy by plotting a coup and undermining the correctly elected President of the US.
In one other change, the present’s panelists didn’t compete for a “Golden Ear” trophy primarily based on their first impressions of every masked performer (which McCarthy has gained two occasions, however Scherzinger gained final season) this time.
Right here was the breakdown for the three finalists:
THIRD PLACE: The Prince (“Crew Good”)
Tune: “Viva La Vida,” by Coldplay
This week’s voiceover: “My loyal followers. A vote for me is a vote for love. Discovering the love of my life taught me to depart the laborious occasions previously, and pour my coronary heart and soul into all the things I do. A trait I hope to move on to my kids. I wish to win this for my household. And belief me after I say, this golden crown means nothing with out that golden masks. So vote for me, the Prince, and I’ll lead you to like.”
Earlier voiceover: “Way back, I used to be a younger toad who dreamed of escaping my small pond. I knew I had one thing particular to share with the world, but it surely felt like nobody was listening. So I set off on a journey to make my little voice heard. However folks solely judged me on what they noticed on the skin. Why couldn’t they actually see the Prince I actually was on the within? I traveled to scary locations, and someday felt like turning round and hopping house. However I knew I needed to wipe my tears and hold pushing. After years of battle, folks lastly began to acknowledge me for my true expertise. I had lastly develop into the royalty I at all times thought I used to be. And now I stand earlier than you, prince of the stage, king of my fortress, and future winner of Crew Good.”
Earlier clues: “Lengthy, way back”; Carnegie Corridor; writing sheet music; pencil; airplane; bats; watch/time; excessive 5.
Earlier interview: “I did this present as a result of I come from a teeny little city the place I wasn’t at all times understood. And music was my old flame. Over time I’ve develop into recognized for different issues, apart from music. However I wished to return to a spot the place I might faucet again into that unique pleasure.”
Earlier songs: “La Copa de la Vida,” by Ricky Martin; “Lay Me Down,” by Sam Smith; “Sir Duke,” by Stevie Surprise
Earlier panel guesses: Enrique Iglesias, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Enrique Iglesias, Niall Horan, Darren Criss, AJ McLean, JC Chasez, Ben Platt, Andrew Rannells, Ricky Martin
SECOND PLACE: Ringmaster (“Crew Good”)
Songs: “Gravity,” by Sara Bareilles; “Waking Up in Vegas,” by Katy Perry
This week’s voiceover: “Girls and gents, step proper as much as vote for the one and solely Ringmaster,” her voiceover started. “As a younger Ringmaster, my solely ardour in life was music. However over time, the music has been silenced, and my life took a distinct path. However the “Masked Singer’ stage has given me my voice again. It’s time to provide the biggest present on Earth and win this competitors.”
Earlier voiceover: “Trying again on the canvas in my dwell, I’m bear in mind my first day at a prestigious faculty, after I was just a bit goodie. I used to be surrounded by some of one of the best of one of the best, and I puzzled if I’d ever be adequate. And that pushed me to work even tougher. I at all times did my very own factor, and my mentors wished me to affix the in-crowd. So I did. I’d by no means been half of a gaggle earlier than. And we tried our greatest to make it work, however I knew I wished extra. So I took an opportunity doing one thing fully completely different. And it has been paying off for the previous ten years. Tonight, there’s no clowning round. This ringmaster goes to be middle stage within the finals.”
Earlier clues: NASA, hula hoops, laughing emoji, ‘Welcome to Nashville,’ juggling, ‘B-,’ A “no” signal over a vacation elf doll, ‘A++’
Earlier songs: “The Climb,” by Miley Cyrus; “Tremendous Bass,” by Nicki Minaj; “I Will All the time Love You,” by Dolly Parton
Earlier panel guesses: Olivia Rodrigo, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Alanis Morrissette, Zara Larson, Sarah Hyland, Noah Cyrus, Maren Morris
WINNER: Firefly (“Crew Good”)
Songs: “Unhealthy Woman,” by Usher; “Misplaced With out U’ by Robin Thicke.
Earlier voiceover: “I’ve by no means been one to shrink back from the highlight. At the same time as a younger firefly, I cherished to decorate up in my mother’s garments and entertain my imaginary viewers. Then sooner or later, my mother inspired me to get in entrance of an actual crowd: My neighbors. I even charged them to look at my present. And consider it or not, it was one of these neighbors who bought me my first actual gig. I’ve at all times been a shining star. I’m not simply hearth, I’m fly. Showdown or not, I’m going to mild up that stage and let my voice shine, child!”
Earlier songs: “Ain’t No person,” by Chaka Khan [interrupted by coughing fit in first try]; “P.Y.T. (Fairly Younger Factor),” by Michael Jackson; “Consideration,” by Charlie Puth
Earlier panel guesses: Alicia Keys, Monica, Aisha Tyler, Keisha Cole, Lauryn Hill, Ciara, Keyshia Cole