There are only five contestants remaining on The Masked Singer – and country singer Hunter Hayes has picked a favourite to win it all.
Hayes competed as The Astronaut during season three of the top secret reality singing competition, being eliminated on April 29. He finished in sixth place.
Now that Hayes is out of the running, he has chosen who he would like to see take the Golden Mask Trophy – and the answer may surprise you.
Speaking to Access, Hayes endorsed his onetime adversary Turtle as the person who could take it all the way.
Hayes said, “I think Turtle can win. I’m a huge fan of Frog, massive fan, but yeah, I don’t know, Turtle is just so talented and such a great performer.”
He continued by adding, “Even though we were competitive, I feel like because we were competitive, we kind of accidentally bonded silently without being able to talk to each other. You know what I mean? That experience together. I’m a fan. I’ll be cheering on Turtle until the very end.”
The Masked Singer continues with its quarter-final episode on May 6, airing on FOX.