Top 10 Masked Singer Performances That Made Us Cry



Top 10 Masked Singer Performances That Made Us Cry

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Val Namaki
We also needed a mask to cover our tears. For this list, we'll be looking at the most emotional and moving renditions of songs we've witnessed on the hit show. Our countdown includes "All of Me," "Fix You," "Lonely," and more!

Top 10 Masked Singer Performances That Made Us Cry

Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Masked Singer Performances That Made Us Cry.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most emotional and moving renditions of songs we’ve witnessed on the hit show. A mild spoiler alert is now in effect!

Which of these performances was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

#10: “All of Me” by Robopine
Season 5

They say to never judge a book by its cover, and this show is proof of why. After all, who could’ve predicted that someone dressed in a Robopine costume could deliver such a sentimental performance? He may look prickly, but this hybrid creature’s rendition of John Legend’s "All of Me" showed everyone what a big heart he really has. This season 5 contestant took one of the most romantic songs released in the 2010s, and fully immersed himself in its message. Seriously, who could resist those smooth vocals? Robopine brought the love, and we all sensed it.

#9: “Someone You Loved” by Rottweiler
Season 2

This Lewis Capaldi song is incredibly loaded. Rottweiler channeled those feelings - and more - during this masterful performance. His rendition was understated, but that's precisely what made it so poignant. It was basically just him, the microphone stand, and the music. He didn’t need elaborate staging to touch our hearts. In fact, he thrived without it, because he knew when to increase the intensity and when to lean into the softer side of the track. The beauty came from the moment’s simplicity, which allowed Rottweiler’s vulnerability - and evocative voice - to shine through without any distractions.

#8: “Million Reasons” by Night Angel
Season 3

It’s no secret that Lady Gaga’s vocal skills are on another level. So taking on one of her songs is far from easy. Yet Night Angel more than held her own with this season 3 performance of “Million Reasons”. It’s arguably one of Gaga’s most intense numbers, yet this contestant fully embraced the challenge. She infused the number with raw emotion, embodying the melody with her whole being. In doing so, she managed to make the track her own, and told a moving story through her voice. Needless to say, we had to keep the tissues handy for this one.

#7: “Invisible” by Bull
Season 6

It quickly became clear that there was nothing Bull couldn't do. His choreography, vocals, and energy were unmatched week after week. And he really laid it all on the line during the finale. His clue packages often talked about a long journey towards self-acceptance. Stripping things down for a beautiful acoustic take on Hunter Hayes’ “Invisible”, he showed us what exactly that meant to him. It was obviously personal, and his impassioned delivery made the already relatable lyrics that much more powerful. He may have been the season 6 runner-up, but there's no doubt that Bull helped countless people feel seen with this uplifting performance.

#6: “Say Something” by Snow Owls
Season 4

We always love when there's a duo on “The Masked Singer”. After all, when two voices work in harmony together, the result can be truly breathtaking. And that’s exactly what happened when Snow Owls came on the scene. They proved that they were a force to be reckoned with from their very first performance. As they began singing “Say Something” by a Great Big World, our jaws immediately dropped to the floor. The pair seamlessly channeled each others’ emotions, hitting a climactic point at the chorus that gave us chills. It felt like they were one unit as opposed to just two people singing together, which made the moment incredibly compelling.

#5: “Lonely” by Yeti
Season 5

Just when you think you’ve seen everything this show can throw your way, an artist like Yeti rolls in - literally - and changes the game. The star elevated the standard for what a cover can - and should - be with his haunting rendition of Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco’s “Lonely”. Everything - from his roller skating, to the vulnerability in his voice, to the somber staging - came together to tug at our heartstrings. And that sigh at the end just made us want to give him the biggest embrace of all time. Yeti was a wildcard addition on the show’s fifth season, and he more than proved why he deserved to compete with showings like this one.

#4: “Fix You” by Turtle
Season 3

Turtle was the gift that kept on giving, with numerous song choices that made us sentimental. His rendition of James Bay’s “Let It Go” certainly stands out as one of his greatest showings. But the artist’s most passionate performance came a bit later in the competition, when he brought Coldplay’s “Fix You” to life on stage. The exceptional sensitivity and honesty in his voice was a testament to the immense care he put into the cover. We would listen to this version of the track any day of the week, because it’s just that touching. It’s easy to understand why Turtle was a fan-favorite!

#3: “Bird Set Free” by Queen of Hearts
Season 6

It was Banana Split vs. Queen of Hearts at the group B finals, but the latter contestant proved she was there to win with this Sia song. She connected with the music and exposed her heart, which was a privilege to witness. The panel, audience, and fans at home were all weeping as she brought the words and melody to life. As if that wasn’t emotional enough on its own, we were then treated to an incredible duet with Nicole Scherzinger herself. They sang Aerosmith’s “Dream On” with grit, force, and warmth. It goes without saying, but Queen of Hearts did her costume justice, and earned her spot in the finale with these breathtaking performances.

#2: “When the Party's Over” by Sun
Season 4

Sun was one contestant who always knew how to get us in our feelings. It was clear she was a true superstar from day one, and stirring performances like this one just further cemented that fact. The talented singer opted to go acapella for the majority of this Billie Eilish track, which made her rendition that much more gripping. Of course, her vocals were absolutely flawless. But more than that, she didn’t sacrifice any emotion in order to achieve such technical precision. Her crisp, clean tone could cut through anything, including our hearts. And it wasn’t a one-time thing either. Sun kept the passionate performances going with a winning take on Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” during the finale.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Hallelujah” by Flamingo, Season 2
She Proved She Had Something Special With This Heavenly Performance

“Rainbow” by Thingamajig, Season 2
He Delivered a Moving Rendition of This Kacey Musgraves Song

“Ain't No Sunshine” by Crab, Season 5
We Were Treated to a Truly Impassioned Production of Bill Withers’ Famous Track

“The Bones” by Serpent, Season 4
The Costume Was Terrifying, but It Was Impossible to Look Away from This Maren Morris Cover

“Falling” by Popcorn, Season 4
Did Anyone Else Want to Give Her a Hug After Watching Her Sing This Harry Styles Tune?

#1: “Stay with Me” by Monster
Season 1

It’s rare to find an artist who’s able to connect so deeply with another musician’s lyrics. Yet Monster made it look easy with his take on Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me”. He believed every single word he sang, letting the music wash over him. In doing so, he connected with the audience, and let us experience those feelings alongside him. Monster showed everyone what a talented vocalist he is with this performance. And he proved that “The Masked Singer” is more than a show where people sing in funny costumes. It’s safe to say that this heartwarming cover left a mark that won’t soon be erased. It’s no wonder he was the series’ first ever winner.
What about "My Heart Will Go On" by Seahorse?
You forgot "Listen To Your Heart" by Seashell (Season 5)