JT’s Top Masked Singer Moments – Seasons 5 to 7

The Masked Singer Panel
Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, host Nick Cannon, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong pose together before a taping of ‘The Masked Singer: Season Eight.’ (Photo property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

The Masked Singer is starting its eighth season on FOX!

Before a new set of undercover costumed celebrities took the stage, Jake’s Take reveals its 12 favorite moments from the show’s past three seasons.

Warning! If you have not seen the last three seasons, check them out before reading! 

#12- Orca (Mark McGrath): “We’re Not Going to Take It” (Season Five)

The Masked Singer: Season Five introduced the Wildcard Masks into the fold. Orca Mask impacted the franchise with a fiery rendition of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going to Take It.” Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, who was the Orca, set the standard for future Wild Card performers with his superb showmanship.

#11- Mother Nature (Vivica A Fox): “I’m Coming Out” (Season Six) 

I was so disappointed that Mother Nature was one of the early eliminated performers. However, the veteran actress and pop culture commentator commanded the stage and incorporated some comedic elements in her performance of Diana Ross’s “I’m Coming Out.” 

#10- Cyclops (Jorge Garcia): “Flashdance (What a Feeling)” (Season Seven) 

Cyclops gave me chills when he performed Irene Cara’s classic dance tune. The Team Bad representative delivered one of Season Seven’s most surprising moments. It is too bad that Team Good wiped out the Lost and Hawaii Five-0 actor because he would have been the season’s dark horse winner.

#9- Seashell (Tamara Mowry-Housley): “I Think We’re Alone Now” (Season Five) 

Seashell brought the 80s bubblegum pop music genre to the Masked Singer stage when she tackled Tiffany’s iconic “I Think We’re Alone Now.” The Emmy-winning talk show host’s vocals warmed the audience and made the panel dance, including guest star Rita Wilson.

#8- Yeti (Omarion): “Bless the Broken Road” (Season Five FOURTH PLACE) 

I love recording artists stepping out of their comfort zone on the show and tackling songs outside their musical genres. The Yeti delivered one of the most beautiful and haunting vocals when he sang Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” during the Season Five quarterfinals. I was sad that Omarion had to unmask one week before the Season Five finale.

#7- Banana Split (David Foster & Katharine McPhee Foster): “A Million Dreams” (Season Six) 

I knew Banana Split’s true identities when the Banana started playing the piano, and Ice Cream sang the first few notes. The Fosters elevated Season Six with every performance. Still, their beautiful interpretation of P!nk’s cover of “A Million Dreams” set the standard for future duos to compete in the singing competition!

#6 – Miss Teddy (Jennifer Holliday): “Tell Me You Love Me” (Season Seven) 

Miss Teddy is one of the most memorable characters in The Masked Singer USA history, thanks to the woman behind the mask. Grammy and Tony-winning actress and singer Jennifer Holliday stole the season with a rousing rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me Who Love Me.” This rendition made me wish that not only the Chicago and Dreamgirls alum recorded this song and that the show gave the Team Cuddly member a Wildcard spot in the Season Seven finale. 

#5 – Piglet (Nick Lachey): “Superstition” (Season Five WINNER) 

Like Banana Split, I knew that Piglet was Nick Lachey from the first performance. His rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” cemented his win. He started the song by singing a mini-opera aria before giving his interpretation of the iconic song.

#4 – Queen Cobras (En Vogue): “I Say A Little Prayer” (Season Seven) 

The last standing Team Bad group members come in fourth place in this Masked Singer countdown! The Queen Cobras’ cover of the Queen of Soul’s “I Say A Little Prayer” gave audiences chills, but it was the A cappella ending that catapulted En Vogue to Season Seven fan favorites. Also, they set the standard for groups to come for seasons to come.

#3- Prince (Cheyenne Jackson): “La Copa De La Vida” (Season Seven THIRD PLACE)

Prince stole the show when he performed Ricky Martin’s one-time World Cup anthem. This performance had Prince Poppycock’s elegance at the beginning before turning The Masked Singer stage into the ultimate dance party. I still say that Cheyenne Jackson is one of the best male performers we had compete on the show.

#2 – Bull (Todrick Hall): “Circus” (Season Six RUNNER-UP)

Bull set the standard for future entertainers to compete on The Masked Singer stage. His debut performance, a fiery cover of Britney Spears’s “Circus,” featured award-show-esque choreography (including a superb Usher-inspired dance break) and excellent vocals. Kudos to Todrick Hall for his “Free Britney” shoutout and for raising the level of excellence for every celebrity that competes on the show.

#1- Queen of Hearts (Jewel): “River” (Season Six WINNER) 

The Queen of Hearts takes the top spot in my latest Masked Singer performances. Out of all of Jewel’s performances, I loved her beautiful interpretation of Bishop Briggs’ “River.” From the A capella opening to her fierce vocals, this performance showcased why Jewel won the show’s sixth season!

Want to revisit some of my favorite performances from The Masked Singer’s first four seasons? Click here!

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