Ranking All of the Season 5 ‘Masked Singer’ Performers

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Season 5 of The Masked Singer was full of shocking reveals, amazing performances, and some seriously crazy on-stage moments. A winner has finally been crowned and it’s time to take a look back at the entire season by ranking our favorite contestants from worst to best.

Ranking ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 5 Contestants From Worst to Best

14. The Phoenix

The Phoenix costume was absolutely stunning up on The Masked Singer stage. Unfortunately, Caitlyn Jenner’s singing just didn’t measure up to some of the other seasoned performers in the competition. Her only performance on the show of “TiK ToK” by Kesha was fun, but totally off-key. At least she had fun on the stage and had all of the judges up out of their seats.

13. The Snail

The Snail’s reveal is still the most shocking moment in Masked Singer history. Kermit the Frog was unmasked after what we thought was a pretty solid performance of “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” by Hall & Oates. The costume limited his mobility a little bit when it came to dancing. Some of the super fans may have found this to be lackluster.

12. The Raccoon

Legendary actor Danny Trejo as The Raccoon did not have the best voice in the competition. One thing he had more than any other performer was charisma. He bounced around the stage enough to make us forget less about his funky vocals and focus more on his personality. Trejo’s rendition of “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash sounded like nails on a chalkboard but we give him props for doing the show.

11. Grandpa Monster

Grandpa Monster fooled us all with his senior citizen act before his first performance on The Masked Singer. When he ditched his walker and hunched over back, he was actually a pretty energetic performer. Logan Paul was under the mask and all of the clues about having a bad reputation totally started to make sense. Though not the best singer, he was a showman on stage for sure.

10. The Crab

Vocally, Bobby Brown as The Crab was absolutely phenomenal. His performance of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers will give you full-body goosebumps. The soul and raspiness of his voice were highlights of the competition especially when it came to his emotional performances. As for dancing and making use of the stage, Brown did not do that as well as some of the other contestants.

9. The Bulldog

The Bulldog’s reveal shook all of The Masked Singer judges to their cores. Host Nick Cannon was underneath the mask after missing the first few episodes of the season due to COVID. He threw his voice during his performance of “Candy Girl” by New Edition so that his identity would not be obvious. Even after doing that, his performance was still loads of fun and presented one of the biggest mysteries of the season.


8. The Seashell

Tamera Mowry as The Seashell was not the most consistent performer in the competition. She is certainly the most improved throughout her time on the show as she gained more confidence. Her performance of “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany was fun and nostalgic. At the end of the day, some of her performances were just simply not memorable enough.

7. The Orca

Mark McGrath as The Orca got the short end of the stick when he joined The Masked Singer. He had no idea he was going to be a wildcard contestant. The Sugar Ray frontman brought the dose of rock and roll that the show was lacking this season. He was sent home way too early after his vulnerable rendition of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison.

6. The Piglet

This may be controversial, but Season 5 winner The Piglet just wasn’t the best performer to take the stage this season. Nick Lachey did captivate the judges with his emotional songs but it was a bit…boring. He is a good vocalist and gave us all of the boyband vibes. However, he was pitchy at times and his song choices were a little too safe.

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5. The Chameleon

One thing The Masked Singer could have done a better job at this season was disguising Wiz Khalifa’s voice as The Chameleon. From the very first clue package, it was so easy to tell the rapper was under the mask. We love that he brought so much swagger to the stage and took us on a journey of old-school rap hits like “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop” by Dead Prez. Plus, his costume was one of the coolest ones that the show has ever seen.

4. The Yeti

The Yeti’s performance of “Lonely” by Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco deserves some kind of award. Omarion was the first-ever Masked Singer contestant to roller skate on stage. The performance was so awesome that Nicole Scherzinger shed a few tears. It was such a bummer that The Yeti did not make it to the finale after showing his versatility all season long.

3. The Robopine

We were so sure that Tyrese Gibson as The Robopine would be making it to the finale this season. His voice is smooth like butter. He’s probably the only contestant this season capable of making people have crushes on him while wearing a giant porcupine costume. We’re still not over The Robopine’s elimination especially after melting over his clean vocal runs and backstory.

2. The Black Swan

The Black Swan gave us everything from power ballads to soft Ed Sheeran hits. We loved every second of it. JoJo is a seasoned performer and total professional up on stage. But she did end up getting the Tori Kelly treatment like last season where the super fans totally dropped the ball with their votes. The Black Swan should have been named the winner of the show based on the three acts that were still left in the competition at the time of the finale.

1. The Russian Dolls

The Russian Dolls were the most talked about anomaly on The Masked Singer this season. The big mystery of how many people were underneath the masks made their performances so much more fun. Hanson completely slayed their performances with harmonies that were mesmerizing. It still doesn’t make sense how they were eliminated in Week 9 when they should have been walking away with the win.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is the Talent Guru here at Talent Recap. Her work has been featured at The Blast. Samantha graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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