SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn forward in case you have not watched Season 7, Episode 10, of “The Masked Singer,” “Season Finale: I’m Workforce Good, Thanks for Masking,” which aired Could 18 on Fox.
It got here right 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 “Workforce 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 crucial choice of your voting lives. Workforce Firefly or Workforce Firefly, it’s that straightforward. Becoming a member of this competitors meant I needed to face my fears and are available out of retirement. I refused to fade away. And being on the stage has allowed me to shine brilliant once more. By no means quit on Firefly and I’ll by no means quit on you.”
Taylor sang “Unhealthy Lady,” by Usher, for her closing tune. For her second monitor, going through off with Ringmaster, Taylor carried out “Misplaced With out U’ by Robin Thicke. Earlier performances included “Ain’t No one,” by Chaka Khan [interrupted by coughing fit in first try]; “P.Y.T. (Fairly Younger Factor),” by Michael Jackson; and “Consideration,” by Charlie Puth.
Closing clues included a basketball web, a light “M” and “5, 6, 7 (bolded), 8.” Different names that had been urged 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 after which “Waking Up in Vegas,” by Katy Perry. Earlier songs had been “The Climb,” by Miley Cyrus; “Tremendous Bass,” by Nicki Minaj; and “I Will At all times 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’ could be a enjoyable expertise that might confuse audiences as a result of not many individuals know I’m a musician,” Orrantia informed Selection. “Nonetheless, music has all the time been my past love and I’ve been releasing music independently between filming seasons of The Goldbergs.
Orrantia mentioned she felt fortunate to have the Firefly costume, which was extra versatile than a number of the different costumes this season. “Not less than I might transfer round, however I wasn’t used to having the load of the costume on me when performing,” she mentioned. “It required some follow to get used to carrying all of that whereas specializing in maintaining my vocals as sturdy as potential. Having the masks on made it a bit harder to catch my breath, however as a result of I had a pack on with in-ears, I might no less than hear myself decently.”
Jackson because the Prince (spherical 3 winner) mentioned he found the present “was more durable than I assumed it will be. I wasn’t certain it was stay and I didn’t anticipate how scorching and sweaty and troublesome it’s to truly sing with an enormous masks on.”
Among the many most troublesome components: “The load of the masks, utilizing your neck muscle tissues to carry your head up when you ought to be stress-free them to sing,” he mentioned. 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 tune, 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 Marvel.
Prince clues within the finale included a reference to “Glee” and that sequence’ 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 House 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, House 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 based mostly on their first impressions of every masked performer (which McCarthy has gained two occasions, however Scherzinger gained final season) this time.