“The Masked Singer” has crowned a new champion. On Wednesday night, the show revealed the winner of Season 10. Here’s a look at all 10 celebrities who have claimed victory on “The Masked Singer.”
‘Masked Singer’ Season 1 winner: T-Pain
“I have people that just been doubting me my whole career and things like that because I’ve put some different aesthetic on my vocals than everybody else,” he told the New York Daily News. “It just turned out to be a great opportunity to really show another side of me, and kind of gave me a second coming.”
‘Masked Singer’ Season 2 winner: Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady won Season 2 of “The Masked Singer,” and the comedian/actor said his primary reason for doing the competition was to show people his musical side.
“The thing in people’s minds is, that’s Wayne Brady. That’s the funny guy that makes me laugh,” Brady told People. “That’s cool, but they don’t think about the reason I made you laugh in all of those shows — it was musical. At the same time, I was doing that, I was making records. I’ve put in a lot of work as a vocalist, but that’s not the picture that’s been painted. I had to take the message to a bigger venue and use that as my church. That was the reason really for doing ‘The Masked Singer.’”
The Season 2 runner-up was former “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry of the rock band Daughtry.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 3 winner: Kandi Burruss
Actress/singer Kandi Burruss became the first woman to win “The Masked Singer” and called it “a boost of confidence,” per Entertainment Weekly.
“I didn’t know I was going to win,” she told Entertainment Weekly following her victory in 2020. “Of course, you would love to win. I guess in my mind I wasn’t totally sure. I wasn’t totally confident about it. You just go in there and do your best. There’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Like, stop psyching yourself out. Stop getting in your own head, telling yourself what you can’t do. Those are the things that I say to other people. This show made me apply that to my own life.”
Other Season 3 contestants included Poison frontman Bret Michaels, “AGT” runner-up Jackie Evancho and Sarah Palin. The Season 3 runner-up was Jesse McCartney.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 4 winner: LeAnn Rimes
As an artist who had a hit song at the age of 13, singer LeAnn Rimes said winning “The Masked Singer” was a chance to break free from people’s expectations.
“I think that gets ingrained into people’s minds of who they think you are,” Rimes told People following her victory in 2020. “This was a way for people to not have this preconceived idea or storyline that was connected to who they think I am. And just truly feel my essence and authenticity. It felt like the perfect, synchronistic reset.”
Other Season 4 contestants included the late Bob Saget, NBA star Lonzo Ball and Nick Carter. The runner-up was singer Aloe Blacc.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 5 winner: Nick Lachey
TV personality and 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey claimed the Season 5 victory, and joked that it made him even with his brother and bandmate Drew Lachey, who won Season 2 of “Dancing With the Stars,” per TV Insider.
“It feels good,” Nick Lachey told TV Insider. “The show is a lot of work. I think anyone who’s ever done it will tell you that. It’s challenging in ways you don’t even expect, and it’s a lot of work, so to come out of it on top with the trophy feels really good. I don’t say this as just lip service, but my goal was to make it to the finals and then come what may, so I’d like to think that even if I’d come in as a runner-up or whatever, I’d still be proud, but it definitely feels good to have won. My brother claims the Mirrorball Trophy and rubs it in my face all the time, so now I can rub this in his face. We’re even.”
Nick Lachey, who has appeared on several TV shows, also told Yahoo! Entertainment that it’s “nice to remind people” that his career began in the music industry.
“It’s definitely what I love to do. I’ve been lucky to do some of the other things — I enjoy hosting and I enjoy doing other things in this entertainment world — but singing is really where it comes back to for me. … I take pride in being a singer and singing well, so I just wanted to make it to the finals.”
Rapper Wiz Khalifa finished the season in second place, while singer JoJo came in third.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 6 winner: Jewel
As a single mom and a musician, Season 6 winner Jewel said “The Masked Singer” was a “really perfect fit” for her.
“It’s very hard for female musicians to be moms. It’s not an industry that’s very kind to moms,” Jewel told People following her victory in 2021. “We’re always on the road, we’re touring, we’re promoting. And so being a mom — much less a single mom — as a musician really takes some work. I’ve been mentoring a lot of younger girls or even girls my age that are just starting to have kids (who are) like, ‘How do you do this? How do you have something you love — our music is such a passion — and our kids, which we love, and how do you make that work?’
“But an opportunity like this, it’s so high profile, so public, but doesn’t take a lot of time is a really perfect fit for somebody like me,” she continued. “And then what I found interesting about the show is that it was very authentically me. ... I felt like I got to share my myself so sincerely.”
Other Season 6 contestants included NBA star Dwight Howard and singer Natasha Bedingfield. Singer Todrick Hall was the Season 6 runner-up.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 7 winner: Teyana Taylor
R&B singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor won Season 7 of “The Masked Singer,” and called the show a great opportunity to perform without judgment, the Deseret News reported.
“Nobody knows who’s behind the mask and just sing your heart out,” she told Yahoo! Entertainment.
Other Season 7 contestants included the late Kirstie Alley, Shaggy and Rudy Giuliani. “The Goldbergs” star Hayley Orrantia took second place and “Call Me Kat” star Cheyenne Jackson finished in third, per the Deseret News.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 8 winner: Amber Riley
“It’s kind of flattering that your voice can be recognizable because it makes you feel like an original,” Riley, who starred as Mercedes Jones on “Glee,” told Variety shortly after her win in 2022. “It’s very validating as an artist.
“This show is something that I didn’t know that I needed, to keep me growing,” Riley continued. “It refueled me.”
The season’s runner-up was the trio of lambs, which the show revealed to be the pop group Wilson Phillips. It was the show’s first all-female finale in eight seasons, per Yahoo! Entertainment.
‘Masked Singer’ Season 9 winner: Bishop Briggs
In a season that saw David Archuleta as the runner-up — 15 years after he also finished as the runner-up on “American Idol” — the victory went to Bishop Briggs. At the time of filming, Briggs was around six months postpartum.
“When I was with my son, I was present, and then when I was at the show, I could lean into that emotion,” Briggs told Entertainment Tonight following her win. “Whenever I was really missing him, which was all the time, I could lean into that emotion and put it into the music.”
The singer-songwriter told Entertainment Weekly that it was “really emotional” to share the stage with Archuleta during the finale.
“To be standing on stage with someone that I admired not only as a vocalist, but as a human being, in that moment, we both were sharing our stories and our journeys of identity and having difficulty wanting to continue on in life,” she said. “And so to be on stage with him in that moment, I feel like we were kindred spirits. It was really emotional and it felt like something that I will hold on to for the rest of my life for sure.”
‘Masked Singer’ Season 10 winner: Ne-Yo
R&B singer/actor Ne-Yo took the Season 10 crown in a finale that saw stiff competition with three other celebrities, including R&B singer Macy Gray. Following his victory, Ne-Yo told The Wrap that being on the show reignited his joy of being in the music industry.
“The music industry will kill some of the joy of music for you, if you let it,” he said. “Because it’s just so competitive, and, you know, they take something that’s artistic and they make it about commerce, which kind of makes it hollow and shallow. And that was happening to me a little bit.
“And I gotta say, doing this show, and just stepping outside of myself for a minute, and becoming something else, it kind of reminded me of why I became a songwriter in the first place,” he continued. “So this show kind of kind of revitalized that joy for me a little bit, so I gotta give much props to ‘The Masked Singer.’”