In the finale of The Masked Singer last night, the three finalists were revealed one by one, and though many guessed the first place winner, the third place winner was a complete surprise. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, be warned, spoilers are ahead!
Final warning- winners will be revealed, so are you ready? Let’s go…
The Masked Singer has a history of having pretty amazing talents hidden behind the masks, and season 4 was no different. After singing powerhouse, Tori Kelly was eliminated last week, audiences wondered who the final three incredible voices belonged to.
The first reveal, which was for third place, might be known to the millions of fans of the Backstreet Boys, because it was none other than Nick Carter. Carter revealed that one of his bandmates had already guessed who he was because of his “thick linebacker thighs.”
The next reveal had everyone scratching their heads. The judges had guessed names like Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, the Weeknd or Donald Glover throughout the season, but none could place his smooth vocals. Then, Mushroom sang a Stevie Wonder classing, “I Wish,” and judges Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger changed their guesses to Aloe Blacc.
And they were right on the nose! Panamanian-American Aloe Blacc said he did the show for his seven-year-old daughter because he was inspired by her energy and her love of dressing up. Though she didn’t know her papa would be on the show, when she gets to watch the finale, she will get to hear her daddy singing her favorite song, “I Wish.”
The winner was revealed at the end of the evening and it was none other than country-pop singer, Lee Ann Rhimes. “I feel like for the first time, people are actually hearing me and feeling me,” said Rhimes upon winning. “And that makes me really happy!”