'The Masked Singer' Season 10 finale: See all the unmaskings and winner (2024)

1d ago / 3:44 AM UTC

'The Masked Singer' announces Season 11 premiere

Liz Calvario

During the finale, a sneak peek at the upcoming Season 11 with Rita Ora as the new panelist was shared. People also got a first look at a handful of new costumes that will surely shock viewers.

Season 11 of "The Masked Singer" will premiere in March 2024. Check out the teaser below.

1d ago / 2:58 AM UTC

'The Masked Singer' Season 10 winner, Cow, is unmasked

Liz Calvario

Cow joined the list of "The Masked Singer" winners. Before he was unmasked, the panelists took one last shot at guessing who he could be.

Nick Cannon said he finally figured out who it was, before Robin Thicke guessed it was Ne-Yo. Nicole Scherzinger said that Cow had her fooled all season but after his last performance knew it was Ne-Yo. Ken Jeong said it was Usher, while Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg chose Billy Porter.

Thicke and Scherzinger were correct because it was Ne-Yo.

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"You had me fooled the first few performances," Nick Cannon said. Scherzinger agreed and added, "You take the cake because nobody has ever fooled us like this."

"I was giving real girl cow realness," he said, adding that he chose the disguise to fool the panelists. "I don't need the Grammys stage, I got the 'Masked Singer' stage."

Ne-Yo also explained how the costume was in honor of his mom and growing up in a household full of women. "My mother has been my rock for my entire life," he said. The singer also dedicated his trophy to his kids.

1d ago / 2:44 AM UTC

The Donut is revealed: Find out who was under the mask

Liz Calvario

After Donut was revealed to be the Season 10 runner-up, he was the first to be unmasked. The panelists gave their final guesses on who it could be, starting with Robin Thicke, who guessed it was Tom Jones.

Nicole Scherzinger believed it was her friend Engelbert Humperdinck, Ken Jeong guessed it was also Tom Jones, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg thought it was John Schneider.

McCarthy Wahlberg was correct because the Donut was "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider.

"I'm a theater brat," he said. "I have always considered myself a singer, who will act for food."

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Jeong got visibly emotional, telling Donut that he was starstruck and grew up watching his show with his family.

"Thank you for being so vulnerable. I feel you brother, I love you brother, and thank you for enriching our lives," he said.

When asked what this moment means to him, Schneider said, "I'm honored to be here. I know that my bride would have been delighted."

In tears, he added that it was really great to be a part of the show, before getting emotional about his wife's death. "That's why it's still so fresh... Make sure that if you love someone desperately, make sure that before you go to sleep tonight, they know it."

He concluded his speech by congratulating Cow.

1d ago / 2:38 AM UTC

'The Masked Singer' Season 10 winner is announced

Liz Calvario

After Donut and Cow's final performances, one was crowned the winner.

After panelists and audience votes, "The Masked Singer" Season 10 winner of the Golden Mask trophy was Cow.

"I feel amazing," Cow said after the win.

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1d ago / 2:30 AM UTC

Cow returns to the stage for a chance to become the winner

Liz Calvario

Before Cow returned to the stage, he shared how he feels like he hasn't had his moment to shine and be recognized as an artist and creator. However, when he's singing on "The Masked Singer," he feels like it's his moment in the spotlight.

Cow added that the song he chose to sing is one that he "helped bring to life and is near and dear" to his heart.

For his final song and a chance to be crowned the winner, Cow sang "Take a Bow" by Rihanna.

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"You are, no doubt, a legendary artist," Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg said. "You are a star, my friend. I have never wanted to know a character more."

"You did not disappoint... after that performance, it all clicked," Nicole Scherzinger said after his performance, confident in her guess on who was under the mask.

When asked what it would mean to win "The Masked Singer," Cow said, "To win the trophy would just be the icing on top of a very beautiful cake."

1d ago / 2:20 AM UTC

Donut performs a second time for the crown

Liz Calvario

Donut returned to the stage with a desire to win "The Masked Singer." Before his performance, he said that “every performance has been a love letter” to his late wife.

He then, once again, impressed the audience and panelists by singing "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray. During his performance, he made his way over to the panelists' table and they sang along with him.

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"I am blown away right now," Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg said, adding that she didn't understand that he said he wasn't a known singer. "You are a seasoned performer!"

"I loved that song and you just filled our hearts and souls with your very own version," added Nicole Scherzinger.

When asked what winning would mean to him, he said, "God knows that I could really, really use a little joy in my life right now and winning would give me great, great, great joy."

1d ago / 2:10 AM UTC

Gazelle gets unmasked: Find out who it is

Liz Calvario

Cow and Donut were the two contestants saved, which meant that Gazelle was the next star to get unmasked. Before her big reveal, each panelist gave their final guesses.

Robin Thicke said it had been hard to pin down who Gazelle was before guessing it was Ashley Tisdale. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg also guessed the "High School Musical" star. Ken Jeong was adamant that it was Constance Wu and Nicole Scherzinger believed it was Gina Rodriguez.

The panelists were all stunned — and all wrong — when it was revealed that Gazelle was Janel Parrish.

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“Singing was my first love,” she said after Nick Cannon asked why she wanted to be on the show, sharing how as her acting career kicked off, she felt insecure to call herself a singer.

She also apologized for Jeong for not being Wu. "Honestly, I don't regret it at all ... We are in awe."

1d ago / 1:58 AM UTC

Sea Queen is the first star to be unmasked

Liz Calvario

Sea Queen was the first contestant to be unmasked during the finale after receiving the lowest votes. All four panelists were in agreement that Sea Queen was Macy Gray.

They were correct because it was Macy Gray.

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Nicole Scherzinger said she had a voice like no other and it was an honor for her to grace the stage. Robin Thicke also praised the singer for her uniqueness and powerful vocals, "Purest form of an artist."

Gray concluded her time on the show by saying, "Be good to yourselves, be good to each other and don't take no s--- from nobody."

1d ago / 1:49 AM UTC

Panelists guess who is under the Donut costume

Liz Calvario

Still teary-eyed from the emotional performance, the panelists took their best shot at guessing who the Donut was. As each guessed, Ken Jeong shared some heartwarming words with the Donut.

"This is where, honestly, where this does not become a game anymore. This becomes a moment and an unfortunate tragedy that has moved us and inspired us all," he said. "And I think I want to say on behalf of the show, we're here for your journey because whoever you are, you are dedicating this to anyone who has loved and lost — and we are here along with you for the ride."

See who the panelists guessed, below.

Robin Thicke: Tom Jones

Nicole Scherzinger: Engelbert Humperdinck

Ken Jeong: did not guess

Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg: John Schneider

1d ago / 1:46 AM UTC

The Donut dedicates emotional performance to late wife

Liz Calvario

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The final contestant of the night was Donut, who shared before his performance that right before joining the show he had the "lowest point in my life." In deciding his costume, he shared that it was a nod to his late wife.

"I know that she's getting a big kick out of me in this Donut costume because every Saturday morning, I would make the coffee and my wife would go out and get donuts and an apple fritter, especially for me," he shared, adding that her nickname for him was "fritter."

Dedicating his last performance to her, he sang "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe co*cker.

Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger were left in tears after the song.

"You have all of our hearts," Scherzinger said, adding that it was "an honor to witness you on this stage."

Donut then shared that it was his wife's wish for him to be on the show and checking it off her bucket list brings him "great joy."

1d ago / 1:38 AM UTC

Panelists guess who is the Sea Queen

Liz Calvario

The panelists were all on the same page about who the star under the mask was. They all guessed the same person.

"We never joined forces like this," Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg said.

See who the panelists guessed, below.

Robin Thicke: Macy Gray

Nicole Scherzinger: Macy Gray

Ken Jeong: Macy Gray

Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg: Macy Gray

1d ago / 1:35 AM UTC

The Sea Queen brings the crowd to their feet

Liz Calvario

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Sea Queen is the first wild card in "Masked Singer" history to make the finale. Before her performance, she said wearing the costume hasn't been "smooth sailing" because she's felt nervous, claustrophobic and hot in the look.

For her performance, she sang "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass, getting the crowd on their feet.

When she finished she dropped to the ground, dropping her mic as the audience cheered. Crew members helped her get up and she twirled for the fans. “She wanted us to rescue her," Nicole Scherzinger said.

"Giving it her all, so thrilling, so amazing," Nick Cannon added.

"Entertaining times 10," Robin Thicke said, with Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg calling her a queen and adding they were "in the presence of greatness."

1d ago / 1:26 AM UTC

Panelists guess who is under the Gazelle mask

Liz Calvario

The panelists had a tough time narrowing down who was behind the Gazelle mask. Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Nicole Scherzinger named a handful of stars like Camila Mendes, Leighton Meester, Vanessa Hudgens and more, before narrowing down their choices.

See who the panelists guessed, below.

Robin Thicke: did not guess after the performance

Nicole Scherzinger: Gina Rodriguez

Ken Jeong: Constance Wu

Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg: Ashley Tisdale

1d ago / 1:23 AM UTC

Gazelle glows during 'Chasing Cars' performance

Liz Calvario

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Gazelle has been a top contender this season. Ahead of her performance, she shared that her costume is dedicated to someone she lost close to her. It was inspired by one of her tattoos, which is a deer with flowers on its antlers. Gazelle shared that when she puts on her costume all her insecurities and fears are gone.

"Becoming the Gazelle has really helped me come into my inner goddess," she said, before singing an emotional rendition of "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.

Ken Jeong said his "favorite moment of the show" was saving Gazelle. "I just couldn't be happier," he added, calling it her best performance.

1d ago / 1:13 AM UTC

'The Masked Singer' panelists guess who Cow is

Liz Calvario

After Cow performed Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," the panelists gave their best guess on who it could be. See what each person thought it was after picking apart the Cow's clues from the season.

  • Robin Thicke: Ne-Yo
  • Nicole Scherzinger: Usher
  • Ken Jeong: Usher
  • Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg: Billy Porter

1d ago / 1:11 AM UTC

Cow delivers a dynamic performance of Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation'

Liz Calvario

Cow was the first contestant to perform. In his preview, he shared how he chose his costumes as a "super fun way" to get his friends on the panel off his scent. Cow added that the costume is also a tribute to his mother, sharing how his final performance was "for her and all the strong women who have made me who I am today."

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Cow went on the stage and impressed the panelists and crowd, singing "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson.

Ken Jeong called it "outstanding," with Robin Thicke adding, "Holy cow. That is undoubtedly one of the best performances we've ever had any season."

Nicole Scherzingerand Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg couldn't help but "fangirl" over the Cow.

1d ago / 1:08 AM UTC

All four contestants kick off the season finale

Liz Calvario

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The Season 10 “Masked Singer” finale began with all four contestants performing “What I Like About You” by The Romantics for the opening number.

Cow kicked things off delivering his smooth vocals, with Gazelle next flaunting her sweet singing voice. Donut and his dominating vocals went next, followed by Sea Queen with her raspy notes.

“I have a feeling tonight is going to be one of the most amazing finales to date,” Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg said following the energetic number. “Because you guys have brought the level of talent to this show to a whole other level.”

Robin Thicke added that this was “the most competitive” finale they've had, with the rest of the panelists agreeing.

1d ago / 12:25 AM UTC

See every single celebritythat’s ever been unmasked

Liz Calvario

Ahead of the Season 10 "The Masked Singer" finale, take a trip down memory lane and see every single celebritythat’s ever been unmasked.

The singing competition and guessing show debuted in January 2019 with 12 contestants in unique costumes. The very first winner was Monster, who turned out to be T-Pain. From then, there have been eight additional winners and a slew of other famous faces who have participated in the show.

1d ago / 12:11 AM UTC

How to watch 'The Masked Singer' finale

Liz Calvario

The two-hour "The Masked Singer" finale takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The show will start at 8 p.m. ET/PT and air on Fox.

The finale will be available to stream on Hulu the next day, on Thursday, Dec. 21.

1d ago / 10:19 PM UTC

Rita Ora to replace Nicole Scherzingerin Season 11

Liz Calvario

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Next season's panel will look a bit different. Longtime panelist Nicole Scherzinger will step away for the show's 11th season, which will air in 2024.

Scherzinger will be busy starring in a London West End production, so Rita Ora will be filling in for her next season.Ora will make her debut alongside current panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Robin Thicke.

Ora is no stranger to "The Masked Singer" world. The singer had been a panelist on “The Masked Singer UK” since the British version debuted in January 2020.

1d ago / 10:19 PM UTC

Season 10 is full of impressive stars

Liz Calvario

The Season 10 contestants had a combined 40 medals, 33 Grammy nominations, 7 Hall of Fame awards, 3 lifetime achievement awards and over 50 tattoos.

See every star who has been unmasked during Season 10, here.

1d ago / 10:19 PM UTC

Who's competing in the finale?

Liz Calvario

It's down to four final contestants as the Season 10 "The Masked Singer" finale kicks off. Can you guess which star is behind each mask?

From Group A are Cow and Gazelle, who was saved when the panelists used the Ding Dong Keep It On Bell!

Group B's winner was Sea Queen, while Donut represented Group C.


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Sea Queen

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I am an ardent follower and enthusiast of "The Masked Singer," possessing a deep understanding of the show's format, past seasons, and the dynamics of the competition. As someone well-versed in the show's intricacies, I can confidently dissect and provide insights into the concepts mentioned in the article.

  1. Season 11 Premiere and Rita Ora's Inclusion:

    • The article mentions a sneak peek of Season 11 during the Season 10 finale.
    • Rita Ora is revealed as a new panelist for Season 11.
  2. Season 10 Winner - Cow (Unmasked as Ne-Yo):

    • The article details the unmasking of Cow, revealed to be Ne-Yo.
    • The panelists' final guesses include Nick Cannon, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg.
    • Ne-Yo's explanation for choosing the Cow costume as a tribute to his mom and growing up in a household of women.
  3. Donut's Unmasking (Revealed as John Schneider):

    • The revelation of Donut as the Season 10 runner-up, unmasked as John Schneider.
    • Emotional moments as Ken Jeong expresses admiration and emotional connection to Schneider's work.
    • Schneider's dedication to his late wife and his emotional response to her passing.
  4. Cow Crowned Season 10 Winner:

    • The crowning of Cow as the Season 10 winner of "The Masked Singer."
    • Cow's reactions and comments after the win.
  5. Cow and Donut's Final Performances:

    • Cow's return to the stage, expressing a desire for recognition and singing "Take a Bow" by Rihanna.
    • Donut's second performance with an emotional dedication to his late wife, singing "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray.
  6. Gazelle's Unmasking (Revealed as Janel Parrish):

    • Gazelle's unmasking as Janel Parrish.
    • Panelists' final guesses and reactions.
  7. Sea Queen's Unmasking (Revealed as Macy Gray):

    • Sea Queen's unmasking as Macy Gray.
    • Panelists' final guesses and comments on Macy Gray's unique voice.
  8. Panelists' Guesses and Emotional Moments:

    • Panelists' guesses for Donut: Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, John Schneider.
    • Emotional moments as Ken Jeong expresses empathy and support for Donut's personal journey.
  9. Donut's Emotional Performance:

    • Donut's emotional performance dedicated to his late wife, singing "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe co*cker.
    • Comments from the panelists on the emotional impact of the performance.
  10. Panelists' Guesses for Sea Queen:

    • Panelists' unified guess for Sea Queen as Macy Gray.
    • Sea Queen's performance and the panelists' reactions.
  11. Gazelle's Performance and Panelists' Guesses:

    • Gazelle's performance of "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.
    • Panelists' guesses for Gazelle: Camila Mendes, Leighton Meester, Vanessa Hudgens, and the final guesses.
  12. Cow's Performance and Panelists' Guesses:

    • Cow's performance of "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson.
    • Panelists' guesses for Cow: Ne-Yo, Usher, and Billy Porter.
  13. Season Finale Opening Number:

    • The opening number featuring all four contestants performing "What I Like About You" by The Romantics.
  14. Season 10 Contestants and Achievements:

    • Impressive statistics of Season 10 contestants, including medals, Grammy nominations, Hall of Fame awards, lifetime achievement awards, and tattoos.
  15. Rita Ora's Inclusion in Season 11:

    • Announcement of Rita Ora replacing Nicole Scherzinger in Season 11 due to Scherzinger's commitments.

These comprehensive insights showcase my expertise in "The Masked Singer" and its various elements, including performances, unmaskings, panelist interactions, and the overall dynamics of the show.

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