In the end, Team Good proved to be the victorious team in season 7 of The Masked Singer, winning the battle between the Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly. Not one, not two, but three members of the group have gotten a chance to compete in the final.
Before the final confrontation next Wednesday, EW is breaking down all you need to know about each of the finalists, from their biggest clues to panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger’s guesses so far, to our own predictions as to who is under each mask.
Here are the winner’s Predictions
This week’s winner is Firefly, who generated quite a stir during the first round of entrants. In the first few episodes, she was a real treat to see. “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan was interrupted by a medical emergency during the masked singer season opener of Firefly. At the end of the show, she sang one final song before she recovered completely (and she sounded incredible, to boot).
A later episode saw her abruptly leave the stage after the announcement of her combat with the Ram. As host Nick Cannon and the Ram awkwardly waited for her to return, the panelists questioned what may have caused the star vocalist to land up in the bottom two. Nothing had been spoken to explain the unexplained disappearance of the colorful bug until she returned. When she returns to the stage on Wednesday, she’ll be sure to put on a show for all of us.
Program for Apollo Theater Apollo Theater’s Apollo Theater’s live comedy the statue of liberty, a Tyler Perry portrait, a microphone, men in crowns and eye patches, an astronaut helmet with bunny ears, and a mirror with dragonfly wings are all on the list. Two skateboards (one purple and one grey) and a skate park are also included in the collection. TNT is also included.
It’s a safe bet that Alicia Keys, Aisha Tyler, Monica, Keyshia Cole, Lauryn Hill, Ciara, and Aisha Tyler will all win.
Most likely, it’s Teyana Taylor. MTV’s Sweet Sixteen reality show, where she hosted a birthday party for herself that included a skateboard-themed theme, could be the source of all of the skateboarding clues. When Taylor was a child, he competed in a number of high-profile talent competitions, most notably at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in New York. There is a good chance that she has the same initials as TNT, which is why the third parcel has a TNT clue.
Ringmaster has wowed the judges from the time she stepped onto the Masked Singer stage and baffled them as to her true identity from the start. To make matters worse, she’s chosen songs by artists as diverse as Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Dolly Parton, including “I Will Always Love You.” No one knows what she’ll pull out of her hat for the grand finale.
In addition to a bottle of “Sweet Southern” and a few bowls of cereal (including one of the Fruit Loops), there is a Golden State class C driver’s license, as well as a black book with a laugh-cry emoji on it, and a chalkboard that reads “NASA” on it. The big hints are four signs: one for “Welcome to Nashville,” one for an “A++,” and one for a “Elf with No Entry”
The judges’ predictions are Olivia Rodrigo, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Alanis Morissette, Zara Larsson, Sarah Hyland, and Maren Morris.
Hayley Orrantia is our best guess. One of the stars of The Goldbergs has appeared on the first season of The X Factor and performed background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s Hannah Montana: Forever soundtrack. In her movie Christmas Is Canceled, the no-entry elf could be referred.
On the tail end of everything, we have the prince. Since making his theatrical debut a few weeks ago, this royal toad has proven to be an accomplished performer. He’s done everything from Stevie Wonder to Ricky Martin, so who knows what he’ll do in the finale? But one thing is for sure: it’s going to be a rip-roaring blast!
Several clues: a ball with the word “Mars” on it; a training CD that costs $20.06; various fitness equipment, Carnegie Hall, an airplane, bats, a watch, a luminous high-five, “been too terrifying places,” and on-stage references to baseball and hotels
In the judges’ opinion, Enrique Iglesias, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Niall Horan are the most likely winners.
Who do we think she is? An American Horror Story: Hotel role could be hinted at by the mention of “horror locations.” In addition, he appeared in United 93, which was released in 2006 and cost $20.06 at the time, and he appeared as a guest star on the television series Life on Mars.
A reference to his prominent performance in the Broadway production The Damn Yankees could be the baseball clues. Additionally, Jackson has sold out Carnegie Hall twice, and he’s set to feature in Borderlands alongside none other than Jamie Lee Curtis.
The last episode of season 7 will air on Fox on May 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.