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The Masked Singer is a show of mystery, and part of its appeal is finding out exactly who is hiding beneath the masks at the end of every episode. It's a concept some audiences are just now getting behind in Season 3, though they may be a bit late to the game now that the season is already underway.
For anyone needing to play catch up, or just can't remember the rundown of who all has been unmasked in The Masked Singer Season 3, this list is for you. Below are all the masked competitors that have been eliminated in the competition so far, and who they turned out to be when the mask came off. In case it needs to be said, there will be spoilers on all revealed singers so far, so read at your own risk!
The Robot was the first to be eliminated from Season 3 of the competition, which meant the judges didn't have a lot to go on ahead of his unmasking. They knew he more or less spoke rather than sang the lyrics to Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way," and that his Robot persona was a product of his real-life tough exterior. That's not a lot to go on, so obviously the judges were all over the place with their guesses.
The mask came off, and The Robot was revealed to be rapper Lil Wayne. It was a huge surprise, and about one of the biggest current names to have graced The Masked Singer stage. Though he didn't last long, Lil Wayne's appearance helped drive home that there's no one who is "too big" to be on this show.
The Llama entered the competition with one of the more elaborate costumes in The Masked Singer Season 3, complete with a full backside and additional legs to make him look like an actual llama. The Llama kicked off his run with a solid rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs," but later went a little more subdued with Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual." Eventually he was eliminated, though judges didn't get a solid read on who Llama was despite clues that mentioned his history in radio, connection to Seattle, and accordion playing.
No, this wasn't Weird Al Yankovic, but host of The Price Is Right Drew Carey. It was a reveal that wasn't entirely shocking to the super sleuths of the internet, but it's understandable that Carey was able to throw judges (and his friends) off the trail with his clues. Perhaps more would have sniffed him out if he had gone hard with nods to Cleveland and had more heavy-handed references to The Price Is Right.
If there was a rundown of the most shocking eliminations on The Masked Singer, this is surely at the top of the list. Miss Monster had a great voice, and could handily sing her way around songs by Bonnie Raitt and Bobbie Gentry. Perhaps singing the songs of older singers may have tipped the judges off to her age, as did her unmistakable singing voice. The references to Chicago basically sealed the deal for some, many of whom had their suspicions the moment she opened her mouth.
The judges weren't shocked to see it was Chaka Khan underneath the mask of Miss Monster, but they were shocked to see her go so early. As The Masked Singer fans may remember, The White Tiger (who we almost certainly know the identity of) did a pretty horrendous but spirited performance of Queen's "We Will Rock You," and really should've gone home if votes were based solely on singing ability. It wasn't in the cards, however, so Chaka Khan went home so that The White Tiger and others in Group A could advance to the final 9.
The Elephant gave off a powerful energy in Group B of The Masked Singer Season 3. If only his voice was as strong as his energy! His talk of leading movements and visiting the White House had the judges stumped, especially after hearing him do The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love.” In truth, he wasn't really a bad singer, but the Group B competitors are a much stronger group vocally than Group A.
As is often the case with early group eliminations, The Elephant's unmasking as Tony Hawk completely blindsided the judges. It also helped that The Masked Singer abstained from using any skateboards in his clue package, which was a tremendous show of restraint from the Fox series. Can you imagine how amazing it would've been to see him do a kickflip in that costume?
Just when it seemed the madness had peaked with Miss Monster, The Masked Singer Season 3 dropped another talented competitor due to its odd voting method. The Mouse had a great classically trained voice, and did fantastic takes on songs by Oleta Adams and Natalie Cole. The only downside were her performances totally betrayed her voice, which judge Robin Thicke sniffed out immediately.
The Mouse was eliminated, and as Thicke had guessed from the jump, it was legendary singer Dionne Warwick underneath the mask. It seems like an impossible task to sneak any of these legendary soul singers through without Thicke knowing, but perhaps one day somebody will be invited that he didn't listen to on his way to stardom. For now it's fine, but if Ken Jeong starts figuring these soul singers out before they're unmasked, then maybe it'll be time to start searching elsewhere for musical talent elsewhere.
If The Masked Singer was a costume contest and nothing more, The Taco would’ve been Top 3 easy. This is a singing competition though, and while it was close, The Taco’s singing of songs by Frank Sinatra and Elvis just wasn’t spicy enough to be a part of Group B’s final 9. The judges were a little stumped on who to guess for taco, and had guesses like Howie Mandell and Regis Philbin.
The judges were on point by guessing the hosts of notable television shows, but fell just a couple guesses short of guessing Tom Bergeron. The Dancing With The Stars host and former America’s Funniest Home Videos host was an obvious get for the internet, but as usual, the judges were a bit slow to the take. Perhaps if there had been a little more dancing clues, they would've got it?
Group C really had some characters in its lineup, and a lot of talent. The Bear was clearly out on her own and couldn't hold a note to the rest of the group in round one, but at least she had some spunk. She did a spirited rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," and inspired the judges to guess she was potentially someone from Saturday Night Live like Tina Fey.
The guess was close, but only in the sense that the celebrity was someone Tina Fey often portrayed. That's right, The Masked Singer somehow got that much crazier when it was revealed The Bear was former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The reveal was crazy enough, though the fact that the episode ran a bit longer just to show Palin singing "Baby Got Back" with the mask off certainly made the experience all the more surreal.
The Swan had a strong start on The Masked Singer, but she quickly fizzled out in the second round of the competition. Swan was one competitor that didn't just have the judges stumped, but had the internet up in arms as well. Guesses ranged from The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, to other actresses like Kristen Stewart.
The world was on track with it being an actress, though they were off the mark on who it was. Bella Thorne had been the swan all along, and I'd like to think she would've been sniffed out had there been more Disney-related or even some risque porn clues. Alas, that didn't happen and Thorne's unmasking was a legit surprise to many. The reveal was especially embarrassing for Ken Jeong, who had acted alongside Thorne in The Duff.
The Dinosaur may be the oldest animal to be featured on The Masked Singer, but she brought more energy than an entire season's worth of competitors. Her singing wasn't top notch, but it was solid enough to entertain the masses as she danced across the stage. Judges were all over the place initially with guesses, but soon closed in down the stretch.
In what was a surprise to very few people, The Dinosaur turned out to be Jojo Siwa. The dance moves alone were a dead giveaway, as were all the references to her early career on Dance Moms. Siwa missed out on the Final 9, which is a real shame because she put her tour on hold to be on the show.
The Masked Singer Season 3 made some questionable calls with eliminations early on, and had it not been for that, The White Tiger would've made it to the Final 9. Don't get me wrong, his dance moves and energy was impressive, but that awful singing voice could only go for so long.
Plus, this was one of the more obvious contestants of the season. The White Tiger was unmasked, and very few around the world were shocked to learn that it was iconic NFL star Rob Gronkowski. Despite being pegged early on, the former New England Patriots star had a blast and did an encore of "I'm Too Sexy," before strutting off stage.
The Kangaroo looked like one of the top competitors in Season 3 of The Masked Singer, but when it came to head to head showdowns, she had some tough competition. The Kangaroo lost her first singing showdown against The Night Angel, lost and then fell to The Astronaut. There's no shame in that considering both competitors she faced are top talents, so Kangaroo can exit Season 3 with her head held high.
The mask came off, and in what was a surprise to me (but not many others) it was former friend of the Kardashians Jordyn Woods. Woods had her name dragged through the tabloids after her alleged affair with basketball star Tristan Thompson, the father to Khloe Kardashian's baby. Though it was her first time singing in front of others, Woods held her own, and for that she should be proud.
It was clear from the start The Banana was a rocker with a heart for the South, but given that description fits for a lot of rock musicians, it was harder for the judges to pin down his identity. In fact, some of the judges were pretty convinced he was a comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, though the internet wasn't nearly as convinced.
For the record, the internet was right again as The Banana was unpeeled and revealed as singer Bret Michaels. Michaels was definitely a strong singer in the season, but couldn't stand next to the powerful voice of The Kitty.
The Astronaut was one of The Masked Singer's strongest singers from the start, so it was pretty surprising to see him leave before some of the folks who remained. Astronaut's clues indicated he was someone with quite a bit of musical performance, so it wasn't hard to assume he'd make it to the Final 3.
It was even more surprising to see Astronaut was eliminated when he was unmasked and revealed to be contemporary country music singer Hunter Hayes. Hayes is one of the biggest current music stars to be a part of The Masked Singer, and it'll be interesting to see how many more the show will get after dropping a modern commercially successful contestant from the show.
The Top 5 has a lot of talented contestants, and audiences picked four who could win it all. Unfortunately, the one who wasn’t a favorite to win was unmasked, and this week saw the departure of the uber-talented Kitty. Guesses have been all over the place on this one, with speculation from judges ranging from Ariel Winter to Kate Bosworth.
The mask popped off and, as our wonderful video team predicted, it was Jackie Evancho. The former America’s Got Talent finalist wanted to branch out by being on The Masked Singer, and wanted to remind the world she’s not 10-years-old anymore.
The Rhino was a rare country artist on The Masked Singer, and audiences seemed to really respond to that. It helped he had a great voice, which helped the judges zone in on his appearance to match his tall athletic frame. Still Nicole Scherzinger thought it could just be a tall country singer, so not everyone was convinced the height pointed to athletics.
The Rhino didn’t make it to the finale of The Masked Singer, and was revealed to be former Major League pitcher Barry Zito. Jenny McCarthy sniffed him out just before the unmasking, and despite the acclaim of the judges, the audience just couldn’t move him forward.
If someone would've told me someone could make the Top 3 of The Masked Singer without singing, I wouldn't have believed them. The Frog did exactly that though, opting to rap his way to the finale night and blow fans minds with some killer dance moves. It wasn't enough to win, however, though you have to respect just how far he got on those skills.
The Frog's identity was not much of a surprise to anyone towards the end of the competition, as just about everyone and there mother knew it was rapper and actor Bow Wow. The plane and Like Mike clues seemed to betray him more than anything, but Bow Wow was not at all upset about being revealed. He was proud of what he accomplished, and given all the people he outlasted, he had a right to be!
From the jump, there was little dispute that Turtle was one of the most talented competitors in The Masked Singer Season 3. His silky smooth voice brought on instant boy band guesses from the judges, and even the viewers until they got to the bottom of who this shell of a contestant was.
The Turtle ended up the second place finisher of The Masked Singer Season 3, and to the surprise of very few people, it was singer Jesse McCartney. The voice alone was evidence for some, but others picked up on the clues that referenced his time in The Walking Dead universe, and some of his more popular songs.
After a season full of knockout performances, Night Angel finally stood tall as the first female winner of Season 3. Audiences and judges alike were amazed by her voice, and there were cheers all around when she ended up outlasting Turtle.
As some had predicted before, Night Angel was none other than reality television star and singer Kandi Burruss. Burruss was thrilled to have won, and mentioned that The Masked Singer helped renew her confidence in her singing abilities. Hopefully this means she's getting back in the studio!
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