After weeks of exhilarating performances and surprising eliminations, The Masked Singer season 3 finale airs on Wednesday, May 20 at 8/7c on FOX. Although the competition began with 18 contestants, only 3 remaining: the Turtle, the Night Angel, and the Frog.
Here’s who has been unmasked on The Masked Singer season 3 so far, in the order of their elimination:
The Robot: Lil Wayne
The first unmasking of the season, immediately following the 2020 Super Bowl, unveiled American rapper Lil Wayne as The Robot. Lil Wayne said he decided to be on the show because his kids are Masked Singer fans; he thought they would get a kick out of learning that their dad was the man behind the Robot mask.
The Llama: Drew Carey
Host and comedian Drew Carey revealed himself as the bottom-heavy Llama at the end of episode 2.
Miss Monster: Chaka Khan
Grammy Award-winning recording artist Chaka Khan was eliminated and unmasked as Miss Monster.
Khan told Entertainment Weekly “It was really much harder for me to do that than to just to go on and sing the songs. So I just sang songs that people would not expect me to sing, you know?”
The Elephant: Tony Hawk
Professional skateboarding icon Tony Hawk was unveiled as the Elephant. Before exiting the competition, Hawk told the judges “I appreciated your support and this was a totally new experience for me.”
The Mouse: Dionne Warwick
Warwick said that, while performing as the Mouse, “I had the best time. It was a ball.”
The Taco: Tom Bergeron
While the judges were surprised to find Tom Bergeron behind the Taco mask, many fans on Twitter had named the TV host as their top guess.
Tom Bergeron, who currently hosts the celebrity dance competition Dancing With the Stars, said that The Masked Singer “was the most work I’ve done in years.”
The Bear: Sarah Palin
The judges, audience members, and viewers at home were all shocked to find out that Governor Sarah Palin was behind the Bear mask.
She was eliminated after her performance of “Baby Got Back.” Of her brief time on the show, Palin said it was the weirdest thing she’s ever done, but that it was all about fun and unity, something she said “our country needs right now.”
The Swan: Bella Thorne
Actress, singer, and director Bella Thorne was the most recent celebrity unmasked on season 3 of The Masked Singer.
After she was eliminated, Thorne said she decided to participate in the show after judge Ken Jeong guessed that she was the Flamingo in season 2. She admitted that doing the show was way outside her comfort zone, because she’s usually nervous about performing in front of others.
The T-Rex: Jojo Siwa
Multi-platinum superstar and YouTube sensation Jojo Siwa said that, to compete on The Masked Singer as the T-Rex, “I actually paused my [world] tour to do this. I was like ‘Pause, I wanna do this!'”
The White Tiger: Rob Gronkowski
A highlight of the season was when fan-favorite White Tiger was revealed as former NFL star Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski said he really enjoyed his time on the show, adding he did it because “I wanted to learn how to sing and also I really wanted to learn how to dance.”
The Kangaroo: Jordyn Woods
After model Jordyn Woods was revealed as the Kangaroo, the judges praised her voice and growing confidence week after week. In response, she told them “I was extremely nervous every performance, but honestly the words from you guys just made me more confident every single show.”
The Banana: Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels, who was revealed as the Banana, said his kids were a big reason for his wanting to be a part of the show. He said “I love the show, kids love the show, family loves the show. I want this to go on forever. It’s such an upbeat, positive party. The world needs it right now.”
The Astronaut: Hunter Hayes
One of the season’s biggest stars was country artist Hunter Hayes, who performed under the disguise of the Astronaut. Following his elimination, he said that competing on The Masked Singer was “out of this world. It’s been an unbelievable experience.” He added that the show was a great opportunity to try things he’s scared of, such as choreographed dancing.
The Kitty: Jackie Evancho
After Jackie Evancho was unmasked as the Kitty in the quarterfinals, she told Nick Cannon that she joined the competition because “I wanted to show a different side of myself. I’ve been stuck inside of the stereotype of a 10-year-old girl.” Addressing the judges, she added “Thank you guys so much, because without you I don’t think I would have discovered where I want to take my career.”
The Rhino: Barry Zito
Eliminated just shy of making it into the finals, the Rhino removed his mask to reveal himself as former Major League Baseball pitcher
Of the experience, he said “I just had such a great time, and this show has stretched me in so many ways.”
The season 3 finale of The Masked Singer airs on Wednesday, May 20 at 8/7c on FOX.