- “The Masked Singer” is one of the wilder reality TV shows on the air.
- Celebrities dress up in identity-hiding costumes and speak with voice modulators while competing in a singing competition. Judges then guess who’s under the mask.
- Each week, a singer is eliminated and revealed. Its third season ended on May 20 – we officially have a new winner.
- The celebrities range from bona fide musical icons like Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight to athletes like Tony Hawk and Victor Oladipo and comedians like Margaret Cho and Tom Bergeron.
- This is a running list of every celebrity to be unmasked on the show.
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“The Masked Singer’s” third season in well underway, with many celebrities already getting the boot. We’ve compiled a running list of every contestant to be unmasked over the show’s three seasons, including winners T-Pain, Wayne Brady, and newly minted champ Kandi Burruss.
As the competition continues and more celebrities are unmasked, check back here for a recap of what they sang and to see their unmasking moments.
Keep scrolling to see all 46 celebrities to have been revealed on “The Masked Singer.”
The first celebrity to ever be unmasked on the show was Antonio Brown, as the Hippo.
Brown used to be a wide receiver in the NFL, but he was accused of sexual misconduct in September 2019. He turned himself into the police in January 2020 after he was charged with felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.
On the show, he performed “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown.
Next up was Tommy Chong as the Pineapple.
Chong is best known for being half of the comedic duo Cheech & Chong. He also played the recurring character Leo on “That ’70s Show.”
His sole performance on the show was Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”
Then came the Deer, who was revealed to be Terry Bradshaw.
The six-time Super Bowl champion sang two songs: “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons and “Get Your Shine On” by Florida Georgia Line.
In the fourth week of season one, Margaret Cho was unmasked as the Poodle.
The comedian also sang two songs during her time on “The Masked Singer” before getting unmasked. Cho sang “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar and “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper.
The next week, Tori Spelling was revealed as the Unicorn.
Spelling, whose claim to fame is her role as Donna Martin on “Beverly Hills 90210,” won her first battle of the competition with her rendition of “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. She then performed “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Spears, and “I Love It” by Icona Pop and Charli XCX before getting eliminated.
Underneath the Raven’s mask was Ricki Lake.
Lake is best known for her role as Tracy Turnblad in the original “Hairspray” film, and for her daytime talk show, “Ricki Lake,” that aired from 1993 to 2004.
Her performances were: “Rainbow” by Kesha, “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles.
La Toya Jackson was revealed as the Alien.
Jackson is, of course, part of the Jackson musical dynasty. She’s released nine albums over the course of her career.
On “The Masked Singer,” she performed “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man, “Lovefool” by the Cardigans, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King.
In week eight, Rumer Willis was unmasked as the Lion.
Willis comes from a talented family – her mother is Demi Moore and her father is Bruce Willis. She’s also an actress and a musician in her own right.
As the Lion, she performed “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone, “California Dreamin'” by Sia, “Diamond Heart” by Lady Gaga, and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder.
Also revealed in week eight was Joey Fatone as the Rabbit.
The former *NSYNC member made it far into the competition. Fatone performed “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii and Aloe Blacc, “Poison” by Bell Div DeVoe, and “My Girl” by The Temptations.
In third place was Gladys Knight as the Bee.
Knight, also known as the Empress of Soul, was named one of the 100 Best Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone – so it’s no surprise that she made it to the finals.
As the Bee, she sang “Chandelier” by Sia, “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars, “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” by Tina Turner, and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt.
The first runner-up of “The Masked Singer” was Donny Osmond as the Peacock.
Osmond, one of the most beloved teen idols of all time, Vegas star, voice of Li Shang in “Mulan,” and “Dancing with the Stars” champion placed second on “The Masked Singer.”
During his tenure on the show, he sang “The Greatest Show” by Hugh Jackman, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, “All of Me” by John Legend, “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, “Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, and “Shake a Tail Feather” by The Five Du-Tones.
The winner of “The Masked Singer’s” first season was none other than T-Pain, as the Monster.
King of Auto-Tune T-Pain surprised us all with his real singing ability. T-Pain can add “Masked Singer” champion to his list of accomplishments, along with his two Grammys.
The Monster sang “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin Degraw, “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith, and “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan.
Season two premiered seven months later. The first singer revealed was Johnny Weir as the Egg.
The Olympic ice skater only lasted for an episode during season two. As the Egg, he sang “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga and “One Way or Another” by Blondie.
The next week, Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, was unmasked as the Ice Cream.
Ninja, best known for his exploits on the streaming platforms Twitch and Mixer as a video game player, also only lasted for an episode. He sang “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, and “Whip It” by Devo.
The Panda was none other than Laila Ali.
Ali, the daughter of boxing icon Muhammad Ali and a talented boxer in her own right, lasted for a single show as the pastel-hued panda. She performed “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson and “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled.
Star of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” Drew Pinsky, was revealed to be the Eagle.
Pinsky, a media personality and radio host, also only lasted for a week in the competition, singing, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meatloaf, and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra.
Paul Shaffer was the Skeleton.
Shaffer, who was seen on TV every night for 33 years as the musical director and sidekick on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Late Show with David Letterman,” lasted for two rounds in season two. He sang “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang, “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding, and “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet.
Sherri Shepherd was outed as the Penguin in week five.
Shepherd is probably best known now for her seven years as a co-host of “The View.” She currently hosts “Best Ever Trivia Show” on the Game Show Network. On “The Masked Singer,” she sang a total of three songs: “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey, “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, and “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.
Raven-Symoné was unmasked as the Black Widow.
The former Disney Channel star, and one of two former Cheetah Girls on this season, was eliminated surprisingly early on in the competition. She sang “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston, “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, and “Believe” by Cher.
And the Ladybug was revealed to be Kelly Osbourne.
Osbourne, of course, comes from a musical family, so it’s no surprise that she made it pretty far into the season. She sang “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, “Juice” by Lizzo, and “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer, before getting eliminated.
Patti LaBelle was eliminated in a week seven upset, and was revealed as the Flower.
LaBelle is commonly referred to as the “Godmother of Soul” – so it was a huge shock when the famous singer only made it to week seven. During her time as the Flower, LaBelle took on “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, “Amazed” by Lonestar, “Alone” by Heart, and “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.
The next week, Michelle Williams was revealed as the Butterfly.
Williams, who is most famous for her time in Destiny’s Child, was one of the contestants that fans had figured out before the season even aired. The singer performed “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones, “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato, and “Believer” by Imagine Dragons.
Ana Gasteyer was the Tree.
The former “SNL” star has released an album and appeared in musicals before, so it’s not too shocking that she exhibited her vocal talent on stage on this show. She sang “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco, “Think” by Aretha Franklin, “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, and “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga.
In the penultimate episode, Victor Oladipo was unmasked as the Thingamajig.
The NBA star has also released music of his own, including an album, “V.O.,” in 2018. He made it to the penultimate episode of season two as the Thingamajig. He sang “Easy” by the Commodores, “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations, “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé, “Caught Up” by Usher, “Ordinary People” by John Legend, and “Winter Wonderland” by Bing Crosby.
Also eliminated in that episode was Seal, who was revealed to be the Leopard.
The “Kiss from a Rose” singer also made it to the penultimate episode, and took on some difficult songs during his tenure. He sang “Somebody to Love” by Queen, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes, “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry, “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls and Busta Rhymes, “We Are Young” by Fun., and “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey.
In third place was Adrienne Bailon as the Flamingo.
And here we have the other Cheetah Girl, Bailon, coming in third place as the Flamingo. Bailon sang “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Never Enough” by Loren Allred, “Lady Marmalade” by fellow contestant Patti LaBelle, “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac, “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, and “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner.
The runner-up was the Rottweiler, who turned out to be Chris Daughtry.
Daughtry added another singing competition to his resume, after his star-making turn on “American Idol” in 2006. The “It’s Not Over” singer performed “Maneater” by Hall & Oates, “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic, “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran, “Grenade” by Bruno Mars, “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, and “Alive” by Sia.
Finally, season two’s champion was crowned: Wayne Brady as the Fox.
Brady is a true multi-hyphenate: actor, comedian, talk show host, game show host, singer, Broadway star, and now, “Masked Singer” winner. As the Fox, he sang “This Love” by Maroon 5, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! at the Disco, “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown, “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, “Blame It” by Jamie Foxx and T-Pain, “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway, and “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding.
Season three premiered after the 2020 Super Bowl. The first celebrity to be eliminated was Lil Wayne, as the robot.
The rapper only got to sing one song before getting axed: “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz.
Next up was Drew Carey as the Llama.
The game show host and comedian performed in one of the more outlandish costumes in the show’s history, the four-legged Llama. He sang “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin and “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones.
Miss Monster was revealed as Chaka Khan.
Chaka Khan was the first professional singer – excluding rapper Lil Wayne, which is a different skill set – to be kicked off season three. The legendary singer performed “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt, “Fancy” by Bobby Gentry, and “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore.
Tony Hawk was unmasked as the Elephant.
The famous skateboarder tried his hand at music during “The Masked Singer.” Hawk was the first member of Group B to be eliminated, so he only sang “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure before leaving.
The Mouse was revealed to be Dionne Warwick.
Warwick only lasted for two episodes, surprisingly – she’s one of the most prolific singers in Billboard history. She performed “Get Here” by Oleta Adams, and. “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole.
Tom Bergeron was unmasked as the Taco.
Bergeron is best known as the longtime host of “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” As the Taco, he performed “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra, “Bossa Nova Baby” by Elvis Presley, and “Can’t Help Myself” by Four Tops.
The next week, Sarah Palin was surprisingly unmasked as the Bear.
Yes, the former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor competed on “The Masked Singer.” Though she only lasted a single round, she made a big impact on Twitter. Palin performed “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Recently, Bella Thorne was revealed as the Swan.
The former Disney Channel star, singer, and director was revealed as the Swan on March 18. Thorne sang “Fever” by Peggy Lee and “I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts before getting eliminated.
T-Rex was unmasked as none other than the biggest child star on the planet, JoJo Siwa.
The teenage superstar paused her world tour to appear on “The Masked Singer.” She sang “So What” by Pink, “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa, and “Jai Ho! You Are My Destiny” by A. R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls, featuring none other than judge Nicole Scherzinger.
Former NFL star Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski was unmasked as the White Tiger.
None of Gronks’ four performances required much singing. He performed “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice, “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, “We Will Rock You” by Queen, and “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred, before getting knocked out of the show.
Reality TV star and model Jordyn Woods turned out to be the Kangaroo.
Woods made it to the first round of the finals before getting eliminated. During her tenure on the show, she sang “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn, “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse, “Diamonds” by Rihanna, “Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks, “No Air” by Jordin Sparks, and “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer.
Poison front-man and “Rock of Love” star Bret Michaels was revealed as the Banana.
Michaels, of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” fame, was unmasked on the most recent episode of “The Masked Singer.” He revealed that his unmasking took place on the 10th anniversary of his brain hemorrhage.
On the show, Michaels sang “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan, and “Brick House” by The Commodores.
Country star Hunter Hayes is the latest professional musician to be unmasked. He was the Astronaut.
The “I Want Crazy” singer lasted through the playoffs this season. He performed “You Say” by Lauren Daigle, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes, “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC, and “Story of My Life” by One Direction.
Former “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Jackie Evancho was revealed as the Kitty.
The former child star – now 20 years old! – was unmasked during this season’s quarterfinals. As the Kitty, she performed “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, “Mercy” by Brett Young, “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion, “True Colours” by Cyndi Lauper, “Unstoppable” by Sia, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” by Marilyn Monroe, and lastly, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse.
Former pitcher and World Series champion Barry Zito was the Rhino.
The former San Francisco Giant proved he had vocal chops – he came in fourth place overall! Zito performed “Have a Little Faith in Me” by John Hiatt, “Nice to Meet Ya” by Niall Horan, “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, “What a Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers, “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by the Righteous Brothers, and “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw.
In the season three finale, we learned the identities of the final three singers. In third place, we had the Frog, aka rapper Bow Wow.
The rapper formerly known as Lil Bow Wow made it all the way to the finale. Along the way, he performed “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer, “In da Club” by 50 Cent, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” by The Gap Band, “Jump” by Kriss Kross, “Fireball” by Pitbull, “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons, “Bust a Move” by Young MC, “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature, and “Bad Boy for Life” by Black Rob, Mark Curry, and P. Diddy.
The runner-up, the Turtle, was revealed to be Jesse McCartney.
The former teen idol and “Beautiful Soul” singer almost took first place, but he came up short. This season, he performed “Kiss from a Rose” by season two competitor Seal, “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes, “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood, “Let It Go” by James Bay, “Stay” by Alessia Cara, “Fix You” by Coldplay, “Jealous” by Nick Jonas, and “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi.
The Night Angel was crowned the season three winner. Underneath the mask was “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss.
Before her time on “RHOA,” Burruss had established herself as a musician to be reckoned with – she was part of the girl group Xscape, and won a Grammy for co-writing TLC’s smash hit “No Scrubs.” Now, she can add the first female winner of “The Masked Singer” to her lengthy resume.
This season, she sang “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi, “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga, “Shout!” by the Isley Brothers, “Rise Up” by Andra Day, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain, “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles, “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, “How to Love” by Lil Wayne, and “River Deep, Mountain High” by Tina Turner.
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