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All of The Masked Singer season 3 contestants, ranked.
Who will win The Masked Singer season 3? Who are behind the remaining masks?
18 contestants entered season three of The Masked Singer, which premiered in February. Now, with the semi-finals having come and gone, only three contestants remain: Turtle, Frog and Night Angel.
However, a select few contestants also came close to taking the trophy. Along with the three finalists, six of their masked companions also advanced from the group stage into the Super 9.
In order of elimination, they were: White Tiger, Kangaroo, Banana, Astronaut, Kitty and Rhino.
As six of the Super 9 have been eliminated, their identities are now known. There are guesses for the final three, but they will not be confirmed or disproven until the unmaskings in the Grand Final.
Courageous Nerd previously published an article on how the performer behind the Kitty mask could use the experience to her advantage. Now, we look at all of the fallen Super 9 singers.
White Tiger (Rob Gronkowski)
While obviously not a singer by profession, newly minted Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has capitalised on his time as the White Tiger.
Days after his elimination, Gronkowski hosted WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship event of the year.
Additionally, while he was still considered retired during his experience on The Masked Singer, Gronkowski’s trade to the Buccaneers was announced less than three weeks after being unmasked.
Kangaroo (Jordyn Woods)
Prior to her appearance on The Masked Singer, Jordyn Woods was not known for her singing ability. Woods’ claim to fame was appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Shortly afterwards, Woods announced that she was planning on releasing an album.
Banana (Bret Michaels)
Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels was the next to go, being unveiled as Banana on April 22.
In an unexpected, poignant twist, Michaels’ elimination episode aired on the ten year anniversary of his brain haemorrhage.
Following Michaels’ departure from the competition, the release of his first book was announced.
Astronaut (Hunter Hayes)
Reaching the top six, Hayes’ time on the show correlated with the singer’s plans for his upcoming new album, Red Sky.
As revealed by Hayes himself, he also got to develop skills that he did not have previously, such as learning and performing choreography.
Kitty (Jackie Evancho)
Former America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho was revealed as Kitty on May 6, finishing in fifth place overall.
As alluded to during clue packages and later said by Evancho herself, portraying the adult, sultry Kitty was a way to break out of a ten year old’s public image. This was how old Evancho had been on America’s Got Talent.
The Masked Singer also gave Evancho an opportunity to sing different songs rather than her usual operatic style, much like Katherine Jenkins on The Masked Singer UK.
Rhino (Barry Zito)
Best known as a baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, Barry Zito made it all the way to the semi-finals under the Rhino mask. He was eliminated on May 13.
Since retiring from baseball in 2015, Zito has forayed into music prior to The Masked Singer although this was not widely known.
Having now showed his impressive vocals on a highly popular singing show for weeks, Zito is taking steps to becoming more known for music rather than just baseball.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays on FOX.
Another week has passed on The Masked Singer and there is a new addition to the list of unmasked celebrities in season three. On May 13, Rhino became the latest celebrity to get the boot from the mystery singing competition.
Finishing in fourth place just one week shy of the final, he was revealed as former baseball pitcher turned musician Barry Zito, who played for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
Some of the songs that Zito performed during his time as the Rhino were “Nice to Meet Ya” by Niall Horan and “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, among others.
Following his elimination, Zito spoke with Entertainment Weekly and discussed his experience on The Masked Singer. When asked if fans outside of baseball would recognise him, Zito said, ” I knew that if people had known me as the baseball player, that I was musically inclined and had released some music in the past, then they might connect the dots.”
He added, “But I think people were thrown off the trail for a while until judge Jenny McCarthy threw it out there. On my fourth or fifth performance, she kinda went on this rant about how I was married to Amber [Seyer], who was Miss Missouri at one point. I was actually quite shocked. I thought I had everyone fooled.”
Zito also told EW that he was a fan of The Masked Singer before being approached to the show, saying that “I have young kids, and so we would watch the show. It’s just a great family-fun show. It came across my desk back in December. At that point, my wife and I were five, six months pregnant. We were going to be having a baby in late March. I knew that the shooting schedule was kind of butting up to that red zone, if you will. I ended up doing it and my wife was very supportive.”
With Zito’s departure, only three contestants now remain in the running: Turtle, Frog and Night Angel. The final to crown this season’s ‘Golden Mask’ winner airs on May 20.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays on FOX.
Ten years after finishing as runner-up on America’s Got Talent, singer Jackie Evancho reunited with former AGT host Nick Cannon on a much different reality television series.
Evancho was revealed in the quarter-finals of The Masked Singer to have been the performer under the Kitty mask. This confirmed prevalent guesses across social media that the 20-year-old was the anonymous performer all along.
As Kitty, Evancho finished in fifth place on the third season, behind fellow performers Turtle, Frog, Night Angel and Rhino.
Other guesses included Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale, Emma Roberts and Nicole Richie.
Now that Evancho is out of The Masked Singer, there is renewed attention of her music and career in general. Some saw her as an obscure choice of celebrity to be featured on the show and thus were not able to guess Evancho’s identity.
Having shown she can sing more than just the operatic style that made her famous, Evancho will no doubt have exciting opportunities awaiting her in the coming weeks and months. After the reveal, Evancho explained her motivation for doing the show as a way to separate herself from the 10-year-old girl that people still saw her as.
One of the judges, Robin Thicke, advised Evancho after her unmasking that she should “enjoy the time that [you’re] in right now” rather than worrying about what came before or what is to come.
You can follow Evancho on Twitter at @jackieevancho or on Instagram at @officialjackieevancho.
The Masked Singer continues with its semi-final episode on May 13, airing on FOX.
Who will win The Masked Singer US? All the latest fan theories and guesses *METRO.CO.UK Writing Sample*
The Masked Singer US has whittled the contestants down to just four, with Kitty being the latest eliminated and revealed as former America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho. None of the judges, including Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy and guest panellist Jeff Dye correctly guessed Evancho as Kitty.
Only Turtle, Rhino, Night Angel and Frog are still in the running to win the coveted Golden Mask trophy in just two weeks time.
With the finale being so close, fans are divided on which Masked Singer they want to emerge victorious.
Since debuting as part of Group A back in February, Turtle has been one of the front runners to win season three. Viewers believe he’s actually former teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney.
His performances have included “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal and “Let It Go” by James Bay.
Rhino joined the fray as a member of Group C in early March and has become a dark horse in the competitions. Fans believe that former baseball pitcher Barry Zito is the man behind the mask.
Also a member of Group C, Night Angel is now the sole surviving female vocalist in season three. Avid viewers have pinpointed reality TV star and XScape singer Kandi Burruss as Night Angel’s true identity.
Frog hopped into Group B during mid-February alongside the likes of eliminated contestants Kitty, Taco and Banana. He has impressed judges with his versatile rapping and dancing.
The theory is that rapper/actor Bow Wow is under the mask.
The Masked Singer US airs Wednesdays on FOX.
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.