After an exciting season of show-stopping performances and 13 unexpected unmaskings, The Masked Singer season 2 is coming to an end. The finale, airing on Wednesday, December 18, features final performances from the three remaining contestants. In the end, only one can win the golden trophy, but all three will be unmasked, revealing the celebrities who have been performing underneath the elaborate disguises all season.
In case you missed it, or just want to relive all the excitement, here’s what happened during the season 2 finale of The Masked Singer:
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‘The Masked Singer’ Season Finale Recap
At the end of the season 2 semifinals, the Leopard and Thingamajig were unmasked, revealing Seal and Victor Oladipo, respectively. With those two contestants eliminated, the three finalists left in the competition to battle it out in the finale were the Flamingo, the Rottweiler, and the Fox.
Ahead of the finale episode, Fox released an official synopsis to tease fans about what to expect: “Relive all the fan-favorite moments and best performances from the second season. Then, the three finalists compete for the golden mask trophy, and one by one their identities will be revealed, including the winner… All will be revealed, and one celebrity will take home the golden trophy and the Season Two title.”
Before the final performances and unmaskings began, The Masked Singer took viewers through a recap of the season’s biggest moments, including top performances and reveals that brought the show and its contestants to the finale.
The Rottweiler’s video package reflected on his journey on the show, but also broke down some of his biggest clues. When host Nick Cannon asked if the sports references to football and boxing meant he was an athlete, the Rottweiler said “being a hungry competitor is actually how I rose to fame.”
In between breaking down the clues of each already-revealed contestant, it was time to take a walk down the Flamingo’s experience on the show with a special video package. The package also highlighted some of the clues she gave throughout the season. They highlighted her “ZooTube” account for beauty and fashion, the fact that she called herself a Hollywood triple threat, and referred to her as a “worldly bird.”
The Fox’s “Road to the Finals” video revealed that, for the celebrity, he knew he needed to be the Fox because it “fits [him] like a glove.” He also said in spite of everything he’s done in the industry, he’s been “slept on as a vocalist.” The Fox’s clues about being a superhero and being friends with the judges were highlighted.
Then, the show offered 3 “tweets” from the contestants with brand new clues. The Fox tweeted “To the dog and birrrd – I’ve already won a famous duel on stage.” He included the hashtag “#scrappyandhungry.”
The Flamingo tweeted “Flam Flam is getting glam glam before I add more gold to my collection.” She included the hashtag “#prettyinpink.”
Lastly, the Rottweiler’s tweeted clue was “This dog’s luck wasn’t great against a cat – but I won’t lose against a bird or a fox.”
For his final performance, the Fox sang “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, and included an original rap about his experience performing on The Masked Singer as well as an impressive dance break with his back-up dancers. Jenny and Ken guessed Jamie Foxx and Robin guessed Wayne Brady.
The Flamingo was up next. She said she idolizes the panel of judges as entertainers, and that their words of encouragement helped her break out of the box she puts herself in. She also said that the Flamingo will always be a part of her, before performing “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner.
Before the Rottweiler’s final performance of “Alive” by Sia, he revealed “My big break happened when I was just a pup,” adding that he didn’t get a say in forming who he is and that The Masked Singer is an opportunity for reinvention. Nicole and Robin guessed Darren Criss, Ken guessed Dave Franco, and Jenny guessed Jason Mraz.
All 3 Finalists Were Revealed & 1 Was Crowned the Winner
After the Flamingo, Fox, and Rottweiler performed, it was time for the judges and in-studio audience to vote for their favorite.
The Flamingo finished in 3rd place. When she took off her mask, she revealed herself as Adrienne Bailon.
The Fox was crowned the season 2 winner, which means the Rottweiler was awarded second place from the voters. The Rottweiler took his mask off first, revealing American Idol alum Chris Daughtry.
Finally, it was time for the Fox to take off his mask. But first, the judges got to make their final guesses. Their predictions were split: Jenny and Ken guessed Jamie Foxx, while Robin and Nicole guessed Wayne Brady. When he took off his mask, the Fox revealed that he was, in fact, Wayne Brady. As season 2 came to a close, Brady held up his golden mask trophy and sang one last time, unmasked.