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The Masked Singer returned on Wednesday for the hotly anticipated season 5 finale! ET is following alongside all through your entire episode to interrupt down the evening’s greatest moments, finest performances and long-awaited unmaskings!

Tonight, followers will see some last show-stopping performances from the ultimate three — The Piglet, The Chameleon and The Black Swan — earlier than one of many gifted costumed crooners is awarded the coveted Golden Mask trophy!

Before a winner is topped, America’s favourite panel of movie star “detectives” — Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Jenny McCarthy, in addition to visitor panelist and season 4 winner LeAnn Rimes — may have one final likelihood to guess the singers’ secret identities 

The enjoyable kicks off at 8 p.m. PT/ET on Fox, and you may watch and comply with alongside as we delve into the fantastic insanity and weird, charming chaos that’s The Masked Singer season 5!

And The Piglet Is…

6: 01 PM:

Yup, its Nick Lachey! There’s no actual shock there — Nick was the web’s favourite guess since day 1 — however it’s nice that he is getting a lot love from the panel.

This additionally implies that Jenny — with three right First Impression guesses — is now a two-time Golden Ear winner.

The Piglet explains why he joined the present, and says, “I’ve had the best time going on this incredibly twisted, weird ride that is The Masked Singer.

“I had a ball doing this,” he added. “My kids wanted to me to do the show for so long… so I’m so excited. They have no idea that I’ve done this… Daddy’s coming home with a little hardware!”


In the closing moments, Jenny is introduced with the Golden Ear trophy whereas Nick Lachey delivers an unmasked efficiency of the Journey tune that earned him his victory.

This season was lots of enjoyable, and I legit cannot await season 6 later this yr!

First Impressions and Final Guesses (Round 3: The Piglet):

5: 58 PM:

Nicole’s First Impression: Cody Simpson

Nicole’s Final Guess: Brian Littrell

Robin’s First Impression: John Rzeznik

Robin’s Final Guess: Nick Lachey

Ken’s First Impression: Adam Lambert

Ken’s Final Guess: Jeremy Renner

Jenny’s First Impression: Nick Lachey

Jenny’s Final Guess: Nick Lachey

LeAnn’s Final Guess: Nick Lachey

Who Is The Black Swan?

5: 51 PM:

Wow! NIcole is 2 for two tonight! After guessing Wiz, she additionally nailed her JoJo guess!

The Black Swan is, certainly, JoJo, and she or he’s overjoyed to say hello to Nick, who says he is ‘the most important fan” of hers.

When asked why she did the show, JoJo explained, “I actually was lacking being on stage and I used to be, like, creating this stage fright … This freaked me out so I stated sure to it!”

She bids farewell to the show with an unmasked encore of the Michael Bolton tune, and it’s even more epic than the first time around.

The Piglet’s unmasking will come after the commercial break.

First Impressions and Final Guesses (Round 2: Black Swan):

5: 49 PM:

Robin’s First Impression: Rita Ora

Robin’s Final Guess: Normani

Jenny’s First Impression: Leighton Meester

Jenny’s Final Guess: Monica

Ken’s First Impression: Jessie J

Ken’s Final Guess: Demi Lovato

Nicole’s First Impression: Natasha Bedingfield

Nicole’s Final Guess: JoJo

LeAnn’s Final Guess: JoJo

And It All Comes Down to This!

5: 46 PM:

Now, we learn that this year’s winner is… 

… The Piglet!!!

This is amazing! Ken was 100% right when he said he peaked with his final performance! 

Now, Piglet is going to take his seat on the throne, and we’re gonna find out who The Black Swan really is!

Who Is The Chameleon?

5: 40 PM:

After the traditional chanting of, “Take it off!” The Chameleon reveals himself to be none other than Wiz Khalifa!

“He’s in all probability gonna be just a little freaked out when he sees The Chameleon,” he shared. “I’m a enjoyable dad, I like to get pleasure from myself, and I like to be myself. And as Much as I can encourage him to be himself and get into his creativeness… I’ll be the most effective instance for that.”

Wiz added, “Thank you guys for letting me be right here, I had an awesome, nice time.”

First Impressions and Final Guesses:

5: 37 PM:

Jenny’s First Impression: Denzel Washington

Jenny’s Final Guess: Gucci Mane

Robin’s First Impression: Redfoo

Robin’s Final Guess: Wiz Khalifa

Nicole’s First Impression: Nick Cannon

Nicole’s Final Guess: Wiz Khalifa

Ken’s First Impression: Dwight Howard

Ken’s Final Guess: 2 Chainz

LeAnn’s Final Guess: 2 Chainz

The Third Place Finalist Is…

5: 34 PM:

… The Chameleon! Wow, that is kind of surprising, but it’s truly impressive how far he made it while sticking to his guns and performing the kinds of songs he wanted to perform each week.

It’s Time to Vote!

5: 30 PM:

After all the songs are sung, it’s time to vote for the third-place finalist. Any other week, and I’d say it’d be The Chameleon, but his “Gangster’s Paradise” efficiency was implausible.

Of course, we’re all held in suspense till after the industrial break.

The Piglet Restores Our Faith

5: 29 PM:

The Piglet is closing out this season with a power ballad, and it’s clear from how he begins the song backstage and walks out to the balloon covered stage that this performance is going to be something special.

Piglet is belting out the emotional tune “Faithfully” by Journey, and he’s not even half-way through before Nicole is tearing up and holding her heart.

It’s a killer final number and, honestly, it seems like it might be hard to beat this.

“I attempt to not get emotional watching, however, wow,” Ken shares with tears in his eyes. “I’m speechless.”

“I believe they saved the most effective for final,” Jenny adds. “I can completely see you taking house the Golden Mask.”


Bonus Clue:

The Piglet gets emotional when she shares, “What this present has achieved for me is as soon as once more remind me how a lot I really like music. A nd how a lot all of us want music proper now as one thing that may life our spirits. I’ve been honored to be a part of such an unbelievable journey as this one.”


Panelists’ Collective Guesses:

Over the course of the season, the panel has guessed Adam Lambert, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Adam Levine, Austin Mahone JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Zayn Malik Nick Lachey, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Richardson and Jonathan Knight.

The Piglet — FINAL CLUES!!

5: 26 PM:

The Piglet: 

–  Says, “I used to be one of many first individuals to place my life on the market for the general public. And it was earlier than social media.”

– Says, “The criticism was a lot, I had oto grow to be a reasonably non-public particular person after that.”

– Says, “The one skinny I’ve discovered is you need to problem your self.”

– Says, “I would like greater than something to convey house that trophy to my youngsters.”

The Black Swan Is Once Again Slaying Those High Notes

5: 20 PM:

When Black Swan tackles a song with high notes, it’s a safe bet that she’s aiming to shatter some glass with her voice. And for the final she’s making sure to deliver a song that is an emotional classic that also shows her true range.

The song itself is touching and ethereal, with angelic, white-clad backup dancers giving the whole number a touching, heavenly vibe.

“Oh my gosh, Black Swan, you took us to church for the finale,” Nicole exclaims.

“Forget stage fright! That stage must be afraid of you,” Robin gushes.


Bonus Clue:

When asked what winning would mean for her, The Black Swan says, “It would imply that I conquered some fears.”

“Like lots of artists, I needed to cancel my tour in 2020,” she explained. “And I received scared in some unspecified time in the future. And now I’m going through it once more and I’m again in it otherwise.”


Panelists’ Collective Guesses:

The panel’s guesses have been eclectic this season, and include Ashlee Simpson, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Dup Lipa, Normani, JoJo, Christina Milian, Lindsay Lohan and Mandy Moore.

 

The Black Swan — FINAL CLUES!!

5: 16 PM:

The Black Swan:

– Says, “I actually didn’t are available in enthusiastic about profitable.”

– Says she was “identified world wide earlier than I received my drivers license.”

– Says, “I’ve completed my mission of placing myself in an uncomfortable place after which break via.”

– We see her working circles round a flower-covered May pole.

The Chameleon Saves An Iconic Tune for the Finale

5: 11 PM:

After delivering one incredible hip hop performance after another all season, The Chameleon is closing out with a truly memorable set that gets the judges on their feet from the opening beat.

Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” is a classic for a reason. It’s instantly identifiable and everyone has listened to it at at least 100 times, even if they didn’t mean to. But The Chameleon still manages to infuse it with a whole lot of his own personality.

“That was wonderful! He is bigger than life,” Nicole marvels. “As quickly because the track began, I kicked Ken over and I needed to get a entrance row seat!.. You are a megastar!”


Final Bonus Clue

The show is keeping the bonus clues simple for the finale, and Nick simply asks The Chameleon what it would mean to him to win the show.

“It would imply all the things to me,” The Chameleon shares. “Of course, I do that for my son and my household, and all of the hip hop heads on the market. It would imply the world.”


Panelists’ Guesses:

Oh, apparently they aren’t doing a new round of post-performances guesses. Probably because it’s the finale and they have a lot to get through.

Instead, they are showing a full collection of the guesses the panel have made all season, and they include 2 Chainz, Dwight Howard, Redfoo, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Snoop Dgg, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flaka Flame, Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly.

The Chameleon — FINAL CLUES!!

5: 08 PM:

The Chameleon:

– Says, “People suppose I’m too cool for The Masked Singer.”

– Says, “I initially signed up for this for my child, as a result of it is considered one of our favourite exhibits to observe collectively.”

– Says, “It’s turned out to be one of many coolest experiences of my life.”

– Says he wants to be the first contestant who wins the Golden Mask through just rap performances.

LeAnn Rimes Joins the Panel

5: 06 PM:

After opening the show, LeAnn is also joining the night’s panel.

First thing we learn is that Ken and LeAnn are actually next door neighbors — and this is revealed by LeAnn, so it’s not even one of Ken’s bonkers stories.

The Sun Shines Bright!

5: 03 PM:

Wow, this is a unique start to The Masked Singer! Last year’s winner, LeAnn Rimes, returns to the stage to kick off the show with a performance of her song “How Do I Live,” and it’s beautiful.

After opening the song, the finalists hit the stage and pick up the tune. The Black Swan sings a verse, following by Piglet, with The Chameleon showing off a surprisingly gentle side of his range as he adds a hip-hop flair to the iconic classic.

The Finale Has Arrived!

5: 00 PM:

Once once more, it feels just like the season has shot by at speedy pace, and after a wild and legitimately stunning season, we have lastly reached the finals!

Out of 14 hopefuls, solely three stay and one will likely be taking house the Golden Mask trophy!

In the meantime, if you are still attempting to crack the thriller of the costumed contestants like the remainder of America, try our working record of spoilers, hints and finest guesses, the place we break down all of the clue packages and make our predictions in regards to the singers’ secret identities.

Check out the video under to listen to extra in regards to the wild and sudden unmaskings which have already rocked the fifth season of The Masked Singer.