The Best Masked Singer Performances of Season Five!

As Piglet, Black Swan, and Chameleon prepare to face off, Jake’s Take reveals its favorite performances from Masked Singer: Season Five. (Photos & graphics property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar,

On Wednesday, The Masked Singer: Season Five finalists will sing for the Golden Mask!

As Piglet, Black Swan, and Chameleon prepare to sing for their lives, Jake’s Take reveals some of its favorite performances from The Masked Singer: Season Five. 

#9-Grandpa Monster (Logan Paul): “Bad Reputation.” 

When I first heard Grandpa Monster sing this Joan Jett track, I knew it was YouTuber and boxer Logan Paul. I loved this performance because the song perfectly matched his status in life right now. Plus, the choreography was insane from start to finish!

#8-Orca (Mark McGrath): “We’re Not Going to Take It.” 

Initially, I had my doubts regarding the Wild Card inclusion into the masked celebrity singing competition, but the Orca proved me wrong with his opening song. Sugar Ray frontman and TV personality Mark McGrath brought the Masked Singer panelists to their feet with a fiery rendition of the Twisted Sister classic.

#7-Bulldog (Nick Cannon)’s Unmasked Performance: “Candy Girl.” 

Earlier this season, the show’s host was forced to sit out during the first portion of the competition due to a COVID-19 diagnosis. However, Nick returned as the Bulldog and performed “Candy Girl.” Once guest host Niecy Nash forced him to unmask, viewers were treated to a special performance from the host and hysterical background dancing from Black Swan, Chameleon, Crab, and Piglet.

#6-Seashell (Tamara Mowry-Housley): “I Think We’re Alone Now.” 

The former The Real co-host comes in at number six with her beautiful interpretation of Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Seashell’s performance gave me chills, and I wish that she stayed longer in the competition.

#5-Russian Dolls (Hanson): “I’m Still Standing.” 

Sadly, the Russian Dolls were eliminated after their fantastic tribute to Sir Elton John. The Hanson Brothers showcased their fabulous harmonies in The Masked Singer’s best set of intricate costumes. Man, I wished they were in the finals. 

#4-Crab (Bobby Brown): “Give It to My Baby.” 

One of my favorite Masked Singer: Season Five moments was Crab’s fantastic cover of soul icon Rick James’ “Give It To Me Baby.” I knew that Bobby Brown was the Crab in the earlier rounds, and hearing him tackle this R&B classic made me smile.

#3-Black Swan (Presumably JoJo): “How Will I Know”

Black Swan has delivered impeccable performances this season. However, her cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” was filled with vocal acrobatics and gave me chills. After weeks of guessing either Leona Lewis or Jessie J, the Internet has convinced me that Black Swan is JoJo.

#2-Piglet (Presumably Nick Lachey): “Superstition.” 

From his first performance, I knew that 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey was under the Piglet Mask. As Piglet, the singer and television personality, delivered remarkable performances. My favorite performance has to be his cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” He started by singing a mini-operatic aria before delivering a powerful vocal performance that would go down as one of the most ambitious performances in show history. 

#1-Yeti (Omarion): “Bless the Broken Road.”

The last Wild Card contender comes in this season’s top spot. When the Yeti (R&B superstar Omarion) performed “Bless the Broken Road,” his haunting vocal gave me goose bumps. I was so bummed to learn that Yeti was not competing against Black Swan and Piglet in the Season Five finale because he could have won the Golden Mask. 

Good luck to the Masked Singer: Season Five’s Final Three! I am unable to recap the Season Five finale due to a previous commitment. Thank you so much for reading, and I will be back covering the show’s sixth season this fall. 

Copyright 2020 Jacob Elyachar