The Masked Singer on FOX: Turtle’s Jesse McCartney admits ‘disappointment’ at loss

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The most recent season of The Masked Singer shocked fans of the top secret talent show when the Night Angel’s Kandi Burruss was revealed as this year’s winner. Season three of the Fox show’s runner-up has revealed his thoughts when the thrilling final aired last week.

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Season three of The Masked Singer continued the show’s legacy of thrilling fans and keeping audiences and panelists alike guessing each and every week.

This year’s series featured a stunning two-part final when the remaining three contestants, the Turtle, Frog and Night Angel took to the stage one last time.

Night Angel was declared the winner and revealed to be Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, while the Frog was unmasked as rapper Bow Wow and came third overall.

Jesse McCartney was confirmed as the Turtle and announced as season three’s runner-up after performing Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi in the finale, which aired on May 20th.


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Despite each celeb delivering some of their best performances in the final, many fans thought the Turtle was robbed of his deserved victory given Jesse’s impressive run of performances in season three.

After the dust settled, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Jesse McCartney to discuss the highs and lows of his Masked Singer experience. 

During the interview, Jesse confirmed he was disappointed when his name wasn’t called as this year’s winner.

The country star said: “It’s okay, honestly. It was such a fun, incredible experience that I’ll never forget. Of course there was disappointment on the initial reveal day.”

Kandi Burruss caused a minor upset on social media when she was announced as the winner over the final’s fan favourite, Jesse.

The singer-songwriter confirmed this year’s series was even more competitive than usual as the race for victory began to heat up in season three’s final episodes.

Jesse continued: “When you get that far, when you start with 18 people and then get to the final three, you definitely smell blood. You can smell the end.

“And yeah, I mean, I was disappointed, but ultimately, it could have been anybody’s game. If you told me in the beginning of the season that I was going to finish second, I would have done it again in a heartbeat.”

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Many viewers had already tipped the final three contestants as Jesse, Kandi and Bow Wow, with some even predicting the Frog had already been leaked as this year’s winner.

However, Jesse also confirmed he had no idea this year’s eventual winner was actually reality show star, Kandi Burruss.

He added: “I had an idea that Bow Wow was the Frog but I wasn’t certain, and I actually had no idea who Night Angel was.”

Comments from Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch have confirmed season four of the Masked Singer is eying an Autumn 2020 release date, pending coronavirus restrictions on production.


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Fans are already hoping season four’s final will crown a more deserving winner, though runner-up Jesse McCartney has nothing but positivity for the next roster of top secret celebrities.

Finally, he advised future contestants: 2I would say start your breathing exercises and be in your tip-top physical shape because those costumes are heavy.”

Jesse McCartney recently released a new single titled Friends, and is also working on sketch comedy with fiancée Katie Peterson on Instagram called The Quarantine Couple.

The Masked Singer is hoped to return to Fox in 2020.

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