Vanessa Hudgens Wins Season 11 of The Masked Singer by Performing as Goldfish

Vanessa Hudgens Wins Season 11 of The Masked Singer by Performing as Goldfish

Vanessa Hudgens was crowned as the winner of The Masked Singer on Wednesday after performing as Goldfish during the season finale on Fox.

The 35-year-old pregnant actress beat out Gumball after they both performed twice during the one-hour show hosted by Nick Cannon, 43.

The season 11 finale featured panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Rita Ora dressed up in suits and gowns for the occasion.

Gumball finished in second place and took off his mask to reveal he was Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter, 44.

Scott stumped the panel as none of them correctly guessed his identity.

Vanessa Hudgens Wins Season 11 of The Masked Singer by Performing as Goldfish

Vanessa Hudgens was crowned as the winner of The Masked Singer on Wednesday after performing as Goldfish during the season finale on Fox.

The panelists were asked by Nick to give their final guesses for Goldfish before she unmasked.

British singer Rita went first and called out princess clues while picking Vanessa.

Ken said he was convinced that Goldfish was former panelist Nicole Scherzinger.

Jenny stole Rita’s guess and said she thought it also was Vanessa.

Robin stood by his earlier guess that Goldfish was Hilary Duff.

The crowd chanted ‘take it off’ and erupted in delight when Vanessa revealed her identity. 

‘It’s honestly the most incredible thing ever. I’ve just been so excited to take my mask off and stare into Rita’s eyes and be like, ‘Girl, this is why I couldn’t hang out with you”,’ Vanessa said after unmasking.

‘I know,’ Rita said.

Goldfish performed twice during the season 11 finale before being crowned as champion

Goldfish performed twice during the season 11 finale before being crowned as champion

Nick Cannon looked sharp while hosting the one-hour finale on Fox

Nick Cannon looked sharp while hosting the one-hour finale on Fox

The season 11 finale featured panelists Robin Thicke , Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Rita Ora dressed up for the occasion

The season 11 finale featured panelists Robin Thicke , Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Rita Ora dressed up for the occasion

Scott Porter of Friday Night Lights fame finished in second place after competing as Gumball

Scott Porter of Friday Night Lights fame finished in second place after competing as Gumball

‘Because I can’t lie,’ Vanessa said.

Rita said she was wondering why Vanessa wasn’t texting her back and now she knew.

‘And you know what? You absolutely killed it, sis,’ Rita said.

Nick asked Vanessa if she ever thought being a Goldfish would be so life changing.

‘I really did not. I was like, ‘Oh, she cute.’ But I never knew that it would give me the freedom to purely just do something that I love. And it’s been so long since I’ve been able to do that. It makes me so emotional, because I really do love it so much. And, like, I don’t know, it fills my soul truly,’ Vanessa said.

Nick asked Vanessa if she had anything to say to her friends or family.

‘Mom, I love you. Thank you so much for always pushing me and taking me to my dance classes and my voice lessons. I finally won, like, for my singing,’ Vanessa said.

Vanessa as the season 11 champion then performed again unmasked and treated the audience to a version of You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrissette.

Rita celebrated with her friend Vanessa after correctly guessing her identity

Rita celebrated with her friend Vanessa after correctly guessing her identity

Goldfish first belted out a fun rendition of the 1970s Blondie song Heart Of Glass and then showed her range with the 1974 Elton John ballad Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

Jenny, 52, expressed her gratitude toward Goldfish after her second song.

‘Goldfish, I just wanna tell you that I’m so grateful that you have just graced our stage here at Masked Singer. And I feel like we are all so lucky this season to have you. Truly,’ Jenny said.

New panelist Rita, 33, spoke next and got emotional.

‘I just want to quickly say since I have a second that this has been the most incredible experience I’ve had. And thank you for being so welcoming to me on this show. You guys have been nothing but such great guides for me, and so sweet to me. And you know, I will never forget this experience. And thank you for being so kind to me, everybody,’ Rita said as her voice cracked with emotion.

Ken, 54, wiped away tears as Rita spoke and Robin, 47, gathered them all for a group hug.

Gumball opened the finale competition by singing Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith and for his second song delivered a rousing rendition of the Styx song Renegade.

Scott stumped the panel as none of them correctly guessed his identity.

Gumball opened the finale competition by singing Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith and for his second song delivered a rousing rendition of the Styx song Renegade

Gumball opened the finale competition by singing Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith and for his second song delivered a rousing rendition of the Styx song Renegade

The panelists were asked by Nick to give their final guesses for Goldfish before she unmasked.

Ken said he was convinced that Goldfish was former panelist Nicole Scherzinger.

Jenny stole Rita’s guess and said she thought it also was Vanessa.

Robin stood by his earlier guess that Goldfish was Hilary Duff. 

Season 10 of The Masked Singer was won by Ne-Yo, 44, who competed as Cow.

The Masked Singer premiered on Fox in January 2019 and its first season was won by T-Pain, 39, who competed as Monster.

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