The season 2 finale of The Masked Singer on Wednesday night (Dec. 18) saw The Flamingo, Rottweiler and the Fox face off against each other.
The beginning of the finale was a look back at past performances and reveals of all the characters on the show.
For those following along at home, the season 2 Masked Singer reveals included:
Egg – Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir
Ice Cream – Youtuber Ninja
Eagle – Dr. Drew Pinsky
Skeleton – Paul Shafer
Penguin – Sherri Shepherd
Black Widow – Raven Symoné
Ladybug – Kelly Osbourne
Flower – Patti LaBelle
Butterfly – Michelle Williams
Tree – Ana Gasteyer
Thingamajig – NBA player Victor Oladipo
Leopard – Seal
But it all came down to the final three. The Fox was first up. For his final performance he sang Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.” The Fox got choked up thanking the panelists and the show for the experience.
“I didn’t know until right now exactly how much winning this would mean,” he said. “This is all I’ve done my whole life and I’ve been able to be blessed enough to make a lot of people happy. But I haven’t always been happy myself. It’s taken me all this time to find my joy again, wearing a mask and having no preconceived notions from anyone about what I can do.”
After the audience and panelists wiped their tears, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger, made some guesses. Jenny guessed Jamie Foxx, Robin said Wayne Brady and Ken Jeong agreed with Jenny saying Jamie Foxx.
But there was more to come. The Flamingo was next, performing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”
“I never thought I’d be so emotional about this,” the Flamingo said through tears. “I was told I would never amount to anything. And even though I doubted myself, I’m determined, I’m hardworking and I have truly had the time of my life. So I just want to say, thank you, thank you, thank you.”
The panelists started guessing. Jenny guessed former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon, Nicole and Robin agreed. However, Ken Jeong, had his own thought, guessing Fergie as the Flamingo and then changed it to Jessica Simpson at the end.
Finally, it was time for the Rottweiler to perform. He chose “Alive” by Sia. Following his performance, the Rottweiler thanked everyone for the experience.
“I’m really really grateful right now,” he said. “I’m often my own worst enemy and like most of us I’m finding my true voice. This experience has brought me so much closer to that. I feel like I’ve already won.”
The panelists revealed their final guesses. Nicole guessed Darren Criss, Robin agreed but Ken knew “exactly who this is.” Ken guessed Dave Franco. Jenny shared her guess as Jason Mraz.
The first to be revealed was the Flamingo. She received the least amount of votes amongst the three finalists. It turned out that the Flamingo was…Adrienne Bailon.
The winner of the second season of The Masked Singer was the Fox. It was time for the runner-up, the Rottweiler to be revealed. The Rottweiler turned out to be Chris Daughtry!
In the end, it was time to reveal the winner of The Masked Singer. The Fox turned out to be Wayne Brady.
“This has been the coolest most amazing, most touching, most challenging, weirdest—and I host Lets Make a Deal. But God, I’m going to take this with me forever,” he said about his experience.
Congratulations to all the contestants on The Masked Singer. Don’t miss the season three premiere of The Masked Singer, Sunday, Feb 2nd after the Super Bowl only on FOX!