Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 9 of The Masked Singer.
Season 9 of The Masked Singer kicked off on Feb. 15, 2023, and with it came new masks. As creative and over-the-top as the costumes are, the identities of the celebrities underneath will remain a mystery until they're eliminated and unmasked.
We kept a running list of all the reveals, all season. Now, the finale is over and we have a winner. Let's take a look back at the Season 9 competitors.
The Gnome — Dick Van Dyke
He was the first contestant eliminated in Season 9 of The Masked Singer.
The Mustang — Sara Evans
Mustang slayed Rihanna's "Diamonds" in the Battle Royale, but it wasn't enough to save her.
Ultimately, she was unmasked and was revealed to be country singer Sara Evans. "I love the show and I don't think there's enough country artists represented," Sara said of her decision to come on the show. "I have three children and we're going to watch it together."
Rock Lobster — Howie Mandel
"The one issue I had wearing the lobster suit was it was hard to see where I was going. I didn't have a real sense of direction. At any given moment, I had no idea where I was."
Night Owl — Debbie Gibson
The Polar Bear — Grandmaster Flash
Nicole Scherzinger was the only judge to correctly guess the identity of the Polar Bear when she named hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash. "In the world today there is a lot of sadness, and when I see this show ... it has me laughing. It's a great show," he said after being unmasked.
The Wolf — Michael Bolton
Three of the four judges were right when it came to the Wolf's identity, which was revealed to be the "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You? singer. Michael Bolton was unmasked on the March 8 episode, and he also revealed he had a new album coming out in the spring.
Squirrel — Malin Akerman
Rock of Ages star Malin Akerman was revealed to be the Squirrel — and her Couples Retreat co-star Ken Jeong was completely surprised!
"I was just so excited to get to do this and watch it with my son," Malin said of the experience. "And my dad is here from Sweden ... it's so fun. Everyone dreams of being a rock star and it's an honor to be here."
Jackalope — Lele Pons
After singing her idol Shakira's song "Whenever, Wherever," Latina singer Lele Pons was revealed to be the Jackalope! She lost the Battle Royale against Fairy, but the judges were impressed by her singing chops nonetheless!
Axolotl – Alexa Bliss
"I was very winded during the performance, which was really surprising because I wrestle for a living, and so it was so surprising how your body uses different things for different actions," Alexa said in an interview with TV Insider. "I learned that I cannot sing and dance at the same time without getting winded, and I need to start working on that."
The Fairy — Holly Robinson Peete
The Fairy was revealed to be actor and TV personality Holly Robinson Peete. Viewers learned some fun facts about Holly including that she sang the 21 Jump Street theme song and that her father was the original Gordon on Sesame Street.
Moose — George Wendt
Scorpio — Christine Quinn
Scorpio is Christine Quinn who is the star of Selling Sunset. “I’ve always loved the show and girls just want to have fun!" Christine said in her unmasked interview. "I call myself a closet singer. So the fact that I’m here singing in front of people just goes to show that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and practice.”
Doll — Dee Snider
Doll is Dee Snider — the lead singer of Twisted Sister! Fun fact: Dee was actually asked to appear on Season 1 of the show, but he declined the offer. Fast forward to Season 8 and he impressed us all!
Dandelion — Alicia Witt
Lamp — Melissa Joan Hart
Mantis — Lou Diamond Phillips
Gargoyle — Keenan Allen
Gargoyle is wide receiver Keenan Allen who was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2013. He's no stranger to performing. He's just usually on a football field and not a stage.
UFO — Olivia Culpo
California Roll — Pentatonix
Macaw — David Archuleta
Medusa — Bishop Briggs
Medusa won 'The Masked Singer' Season 9!
Making it to the end of the show's season isn't easy, but the last episode came down to Medusa and Macaw. While both of these performers were absolutely daring and lovely, only one could actually win. In the end, the judges decided that the winning title belonged to Medusa!