After several eventful weeks of performing, The Masked Singer Season 5 has almost come to an end. Before it’s all over, let’s take a look at who has been revealed as part of the Season 5 line-up so far.
Without a doubt, The Masked Singer Season 5 has been nothing short of memorable.
From actress/comedienne Niecy Nash (Claws, Scream Queens) temporarily replacing show host Nick Cannon, to the sheer variety of contestants who took part. It’s shaping up to be one for the history books.
As of writing, only four contestants remain in the running on The Masked Singer Season 5: Black Swan, Chameleon, Piglet and Yeti. Who were their now-former competitors revealed to be? Read on to find out.
Snail – Kermit the Frog (Revealed in Week 1)
Despite being one of the most recognisable entertainers of all time, the iconic Muppet Kermit the Frog was the first to leave The Masked Singer Season 5.
Therefore, Kermit only performed one song, You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Hall and Oates.
Phoenix – Caitlyn Jenner (Revealed in Week 2)
Caitlyn Jenner is a Gold-medal-winning Olympian, father of Kendall and Kylie Jenner and candidate to be Governor of California.
However, she did not last long on The Masked Singer Season 5. She was eliminated at the end of the second episode and was the first contestant from “Group B” to depart the show.
Jenner’s choice of costume served as an apt metaphor for her widely-known transition from Bruce to Caitlyn.
Raccoon – Danny Trejo (Revealed in Week 3)
Hollywood actor Danny Trejo, best known for his roles in the Machete and Spy Kids franchises ultimately became the third evictee from The Masked Singer in Season 5.
Trejo later admitted that he chose the Raccoon costume due to its resemblance to his dog, John Wesley Hardin. The canine is named after outlaw and gun fighter, you guessed it, John Wesley Hardin.
Grandpa Monster – Logan Paul (Revealed in Week 4)
Controversial YouTuber and online personality Logan Paul was revealed to be Grandpa Monster in episode 4 of Season 5. Paul joins other members of the show’s ‘Monster’ family – including Season 1 winner T-Pain, Chaka Khan, Kandi Burruss and Bob Saget.
Upon being unmasked, Paul told Niecy Nash that he had ‘reformed’, following his notoriously infamous behaviour known worldwide.
Bulldog – Nick Cannon (Revealed in Week 5)
Niecy Nash’s tenure as guest host came to an end with this episode, as Nick Cannon was the next contestant to be unmasked.
After missing the first four episodes due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, Cannon was revealed to be ‘Bulldog’, the latest Wildcard contestant who had debuted earlier in the episode.
Having hosted the show since it began in 2019, it was the first time that the 40-year-old comedian/rapper had been under one of the masks. Cannon resumed his hosting duties following being unveiled.
Orca – Mark McGrath (Revealed in Week 6)
Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray may have only survived to Week 6, but he still made Masked Singer history.
McGrath was the show’s first ever Wildcard contestant, debuting as ‘Orca’ following the elimination of Snail/Kermit the Frog two episodes earlier.
Crab – Bobby Brown (Revealed in Week 7)
There’s no question that Bobby Brown has had an emotionally turbulent few years. This is why judges and viewers alike were moved by his powerful performance of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.
As many online sleuths had put together who Crab was, the emotion behind the song was palpable.
Brown also suffered from a case of claustrophobia while competing on the show, having to be rushed off stage.
Seashell – Tamera Mowry-Housley (Revealed in Week 7)
Actress and television personality Tamera Mowry-Housley left in the same episode as Bobby Brown/Crab. She was one of only two female contestants left in the competition.
Mowry-Housley is best-known for starring in the sitcom Sister Sister (opposite her twin sister Tia). She also hosted The Real between 2013-2020 alongside fellow Masked Singer alum Adrienne Bailon-Hougton (Season 2’s Flamingo)
Robopine – Tyrese Gibson (Revealed in Week 9)
Finishing the competition in sixth place was Robopine – otherwise known as Tyrese Gibson, actor, singer and author among other talents. Gibson’s elimination came one week after The Maskies, otherwise known as the sing-along-episode.
Away from music, Gibson is perhaps most recognisable for playing ‘Roman Pearce’ in the Fast and Furious franchise. His final performance as Robopine was dedicated to a late friend, revealed to be former co-star Paul Walker after Gibson’s unmasking.
Russian Dolls – Hanson (Revealed in Week 10)
Much like Mark McGrath earlier in the season, Hanson also made Masked Singer history. They were the first band to collectively compete on the show, as well as the first three-person costume.
Some of the judges’ guesses included the Jonas Brothers, Boyz II Men and the cast of Glee. However, when the mask came off, it was Isaac, Taylor and Zac underneath. The trio were eliminated in the quarter finals and therefore finished in fifth place overall.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays on FOX