Spoiler Alert: The Season 6 finale of The Masked Singer revealed that many fans knew all along exactly who the Queen of Hearts was. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out! To see who else was unmasked during the season, check out our running list.
If you've been following along with the reality competition known as The Masked Singer, you probably know how the show works. A panel of three judges attempts to guess which celebrity is hiding behind an elaborate costume. Celebrities who have appeared on the show already include singers, actors, dancers, and even a few YouTubers.
In the second part of the Season 6 premiere, audiences were introduced to the Queen of Hearts character. Queen of Hearts is stylish in her bright red costume with a winking eye, a pair of blue lips, and a crown on her head. Fans have been eager to discover who is in the costume, so read on for more info — including clues about Queen of Heart's identity, our best guesses for who is behind the mask, and the eventual big reveal!
Queen of Hearts on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
The Queen of Hearts' first clue package has a few hints about her identity. Queen of Hearts sang "La Vie En Rose" in the preview show, hinting she speaks both French and English. Her clue package included a jewel, Wizard of Oz characters, shattered pieces, ten o'clock, a framed photo of Hilary Swank that reads "BFF," and Alice in Wonderland chess pieces. The Queen of Hearts' voice, while distorted, also had a Southern accent (although some viewers think the accent could be faked just to throw people's guesses off).
In Episode 5, we got another clue package for Queen of Hearts. It contained the following clues:
- Queen of Hearts says she is shy (but she doesn't come off as being shy on stage).
- A bouquet of pink flowers
- A quill pen
- Queen of Hearts reveals she is currently single.
- A picture of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
- A picture of a clown with the name "Joe Kerr IV"
- "I've never sung in French before."
Here are the clues we got in Episode 8:
- Writing in a journal
- "When I was first discovered, the press ... it wasn't really kind to me."
- A cowboy hat
- An envelope labeled "With Love"
In her clue package for the Group B Semi-Finals, Queen of Hearts spoke about how her song choice ("She's Got You" by Patsy Cline) reminds her of the "best worst" time of her life. "Worst because a dream was ending ... But best because there I was on the other side of it." We also learned that whoever is behind the Queen of Hearts mask has won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. You can watch the clue package here:
And for the Group B Finals (which Queen of Hearts went on to win!), we got these clues:
- A theater stage
- "There was definitely a time in my life when I was living like an animal."
- A red devil
- A rainbow
- A lifesaver flotation device
- "I've gotten to see life from both sides now — real poor and real wealthy."
Queen of Hearts on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Spoiler alert! Read on for who fans guessed and the big reveal.
Many people seem to think that the Queen of Hearts is none other than Jewel. In one elaborate YouTube comment, a fan explains that the first clue is a bit obvious with the literal jewel. They also pointed out that the Wizard of Oz characters could be a nod to Jewel playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in Concert in 1995. Jewel also has an album called "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" and albums "Picking up the Pieces" and "Pieces of You," which connect back to the given clues (BTW, "Pieces of You" won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award back in 1998!).
Others think that the Southern drawl and references to The Wizard of Oz clearly mean it's Kristin Chenoweth, who famously played Glinda in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. Some have even theorized that the person behind the mask is Mariska Hargitay, who is a known BFF of Hilary Swank.
Here are a few other guesses we've seen for Queen of Hearts:
So, who is Queen of Hearts on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is... Jewel!
Yep, many fans were right! The songstress hiding under the Queen of Hearts was none other than multi-platinum singer, songwriter, author, and activist Jewel. What's more, she even took home the win over the Bull, in what Nick Cannon said was the closest vote in Masked Singer history!
Following the show, Jewel announced on Twitter that she's even releasing an EP, aptly titled The Queen of Hearts. The drop comes on Thursday, Dec. 16.