15 Dec 2021 22:31
*Warning: spoilers ahead!
Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” crowned a brand new champion on Wednesday! After some truly stunning performances from the final two contestants, a costumed crooner ended up walking away with the Golden Mask trophy.
First, let’s see how the night went. Scroll down to find out who won and who came close.
Unlike previous Finals, this season ended with a one-on-one showdown between the two most successful performers in recent memory – The Bull and The Queen of Hearts.
The celebratory, holiday-themed finale kicked off with a jaw-dropping performance from The Bull, who delivered a stunning and masterful rendition of Des’ree’s hit, “You Gotta Be,” that left the judges dumbfounded.
The Queen of Hearts returned with her reimagined version of an iconic Marvin Gaye classic, “What’s Going On,” which moved audiences and panel alike.
“What an amazing way to end the season…because throughout the season you made every song your own,” Ken Jeong said admiringly after the number. “Your humanity connects to all of us and you are a legend in all of our hearts.”
“One thing that separates great artists is artists who write love songs to humanity,” the Queen of Hearts said, explaining her song choice. “Love songs for the everyday person, they inspire us and keep going. And that’s what this song means to me.
For their second performance of the night, The Bull pulled out all the stops and delivered a truly memorable moment with a powerful, tearful rendition of Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible.” The tune left Nicole Scherzinger openly crying and also brought tears to The Bull himself.
“Oh, that song hit a few chords,” Scherzinger said in a voice shaking with emotion. “We’ve all felt invisible at times, but what’s so beautiful when you have a gift like this, you make people feel seen.”
“This song was written by Hunter Hayes, who I love,” The Bull shared, audibly pushing back the tears inside his costume. “I felt like every lyric spoke to me and sometimes you just feel like there’s nothing you can do that’s good enough. I do this because I love it. I I’ve been doing this since I was eight and I’ll never stop singing no matter what.
Finally, the Queen of Hearts ended the evening on the highest notes with her incredible cover of Katy Perry’s “Firework” which was a perfect showcase for her vocal talent, and the kind of show that “The Masked Singer” is capable of when he puts his mind to it. Backup dancers, laser lights, twirling sparklers and massive fireworks displays helped the Queen of Hearts elevate her performance to legendary heights.
After all the songs were sung, it was time for the moment of truth! The public, panelists and a select group of “super fans” watching from a distance were given the unenviable task of voting on who should win the Golden Mask trophy.
After all the votes were cast and counted, host Nick Cannon revealed that the Season 6 Champion was…
… The Queen of Hearts !
Which means the bull came right by and was the first to have to unmask. However, before the stars reveal themselves, the panel – including Jeong, Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy – had to reveal their first impressions and final guesses. However, it was only Scherzinger who predicted correctly with his Todrick Hall guess.
After the long process of removing his mask, The Bull was revealed to be none other than the famous singer-songwriter and choreographer!
“I faced a lot of fears on this show,” Hall shared with a smile. “But it was still so much fun and totally worth it.”
The final unmasking came next, and this time the judges almost unanimously agreed on who they thought was underneath the gorgeous outfit. While Jeong was sure it was Renee Zellweger, everyone else on the panel was sure he was wrong and it was actually famous singer-songwriter Jewel.
Turns out the panelists were right on both counts. Jeong was away, and it was Jewel!
“It’s just an honor. It’s truly an honor to be in the costume room and other amazing winners,” she shared, holding the Golden Mask trophy. ‘a life of being yourself.’
“I’m not a cool person, never have been, but I have a lot of heart,” she added. “That’s why I wanted to be The Heart.”
It was yet another epic conclusion to another fantastic season of “The Masked Singer”! Check out the gallery below for a look at every contestant who’s ever had to “take it off” in the show’s past five seasons!
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