Masked Singer finale LIVE – Queen Of Hearts’ emotional performance makes judges cry and duo Banana Split is revealed

THE Queen of Heart’s emotional performance on Wednesday’s Group B final made the judges cry and earned her a spot in the finale, as Banana Split was eliminated.

The duo was revealed to be Katherine McPhee and her husband, producer David Foster.

In the show’s second finale for the season, Group B’s stars battled it out for a spot in the Grand Finale next week.

The Queen of hearts will now face the Bull from Group A.

The Grand Finale of Season 6 is then set to air on December 15.

The Skunk was revealed as singer Faith Evans last week while the Bull got a ticket to the finals.

Skunk joined  Beach BallHamsterCupcakeBabyDalmatian, Pufferfish, Mother Nature, and Octopus as characters who had all been sent home this season.

Nick Cannon hosts the show, with Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jenny McCarthy the judges.

Please read our Masked Singer finale live blog for the latest news and updates...

  • Do contestants get paid?

    According to Bustle, contestants on The Masked Singer likely do not get paid at all.

    The outlet states the show itself is “just for fun.”

    “Each person behind the masks is a celebrity of some kind who presumably has plenty of money and opportunities, so it wouldn’t make sense to give them even more,” Bustle continued.

    Every season, the winner of The Masked Singer earns a trophy with a mask on it, while the judge who guessed correctly the most amount of times earns the Golden Ear trophy.

    There is apparently no cash prize on the show, and no specific option to donate to a charity.

  • How much do the judges get paid?

    The judges of The Masked Singer include: Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong.

    FOX tends to remain extremely tight-lipped when it comes to salaries and payments, but there are some estimates based on the net worths of each judge.

    According to Cosmopolitan, judges on the UK version of The Masked Singer get paid between $250K-500K. If the payment is similar for American judges, they have probably earned between $1.25million and $2.5million for their time on the show.

  • Who was caterpillar?

    Fans were in for a surprise on Wednesday, November 17 when it was revealed who the caterpillar was.

    Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk was under the mask.

    Before Berk was revealed to be the Caterpillar, Jenny McCarthy was very ‘confident’ that the star under the mask was actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She even used her one and only Take It Off buzzer to make the guess.

  • How to watch

    The Masked Singer airs live on FOX Wednesday’s at 8pm EST.

    The show is also available to stream on Hulu, Sling TV, fuboTV, and Tubi.

  • Who is left on the Masked Singer?

    The Bull and the Queen of Hearts are the only two contestants left this season.

  • How much does Nick Cannon get paid?

    Nick Cannon is the series host, and has been since the show’s conception in 2019.

    Celebrity Net Worth has host Nick Cannon’s salary listed as $5million – but it remains unclear if that’s his annual salary or his total salary over the last few years.

  • Who was the Mallard?

    The Mallard made it to episode ten of this season and fans nailed the man beneath the costume.

    After his final song, Fly by Sugar Ray, he was unmasked as none other than Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.

    Some of the judge’s guesses included Billy Ray Cyrus, Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Osbourne, and John Rich.

    Robertson said his costume was actually a wood duck, not a mallard, but he thought it would throw people off his trail.

    After he was eliminated, Robertson said, “I was just hiding in plain sight, I guess.”

  • Past winners, continued

    The fourth winner of the show was LeAnn Rimes, who performed as Sun.

    The fifth winner of the show was multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, who performed as Piglet.

    The sixth season winner has yet to be crowned.

  • Past winners of the Masked Singer

    The first winner of the show was recording artist T-Pain who performed as Monster.

    The second winner of the show was five-time Emmy winner Wayne Brady who performed as Fox.

    The third winner of the show was Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Buress who performed as Night Angel.

  • Fans say Ken is ‘doing well’ this season

    After Ken guessed who was Banana Split, fans took to social media to praise the judge.

  • Kat McPhee and David Foster open up

    “You guys guessed us right away! What the heck?” said Kat after being uncovered.

    “There would be no reason for me to sing with this incredible singer,” David said when asked why he didn’t sing in the competition.

    “We just really love each other and it’s better not to judge people,” Kat said about her time on the show.

  • Banana Split is unmasked

    The duo behind the costume was Katherine McPhee and her husband David Foster, as fans thought.

    Judges Ken, Nicole and Jenny had the right guesses.

  • Queen of Hearts is the winner

    “I’m just shaking. Thank you so much! I really appreciate this,’ said the Queen of Hearts.

    “We’ll just have to see when we get there,'” she said about facing the Bull next week.

  • Banana Split is eliminated

    The duo was let go during the show’s Group B finals.

    That means the Queen of Hearts is the winner of Group B and will face the Bull in the finale.

  • Fans loved Nicole’s performance

    Following her duet with Queen of Hearts, fans praised judge Nicole’s abilities.

  • Nicole and Queen of Hearts together

    In the second duet of the night, the Queen and Nicole performed “Dream On” by Aerosmith.

  • Robin Thick and Banana Split perform

    The banana played the piano as the ice cream sand with judge Robin.

    They sang “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder.

  • Banana Split on their time on the show

    “I’ve been itching to branch out and this entire experience really has been exhilarating,” said the banana.

    “I’ve learned that I love to be silly,” said the ice cream.

  • Queen of Heart’s cannon clue

    The contestant’s clue was a red shirt that said “wrestle.”

    “I’m not afraid to get in the ring and get a little dirty,” said the Queen of Hearts.

    That led judge Ken to wonder whether the contestant was superstar Christina Aguilera.

    Nicole agreed with the audience, and suggested Queen of Hearts is Jewel.

  • Fans think Queen of Heart is Jewel

    Fans reacted online to Queen of Heart’s electric first performance of the night, and theorized singer Jewel is behind the mask.

  • Queen of Hearts opens up

    Before taking the stage, the contestant said “there was a time in her life she was living like an animal,” concerned about how to get food or shelter.

    “I got to see life from both sides now, real poor and real wealthy, and it’s the poorest people who are the most generous,” she added.

  • Banana Split’s cannon clue

    This week’s clue for the duo was a Madison Square Garden shirt.

    Banana said the clue was related to judge Nicole, who said she understood the reference from her first show, which was produced by David Foster, rumored to be the Banana.

    Robin said his father was close to David and he grew up calling him “uncle Dave.”

    The judge said he didn’t believe Foster would perform in a Banana costume.

  • Banana split’s first performance

    The duo’s first song of the night was “Singing in the Rain” by Arthur Freed.

    The ice cream in the Banana Split sang the entire song and even had a small tap-dancing part.

    The banana stood behind his partner directing.

  • Viewers excited to watch

    Fans of the show are sharing their hopes and final guesses for tonight’s group B finals.

  • Group B finals begin

    The show has started and host Nick Cannon has announced there will be two duets tonight.

    Banana Split and judge Robin Thick, as well as judge Nicole Scherzinger and Queen of Hearts, will perform a song together.

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