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The Masked Singer season 5 crowned a new champion on Wednesday! After some next-level performances from the final three contestants, one costumed crooner ended up walking away with the Golden Mask trophy.

First, we’re going to look at how the night unfolded. Scroll down to find out who won and who came up just short.

Wednesday’s finale came down to The Chameleon, The Black Swan and The Piglet — each of whom delivered perhaps their most commanding performances of the season. But when it came to the audience vote, one singer wowed the audience with their incredible vocals and lively performance.

Before the winner was announced, the third-place finisher was named and unmasked. Despite an impressive cover of “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio, featuring L.V, it was The Chameleon who was the first star to unmask.

After the show’s panel of celebrity “detectives” — Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest panelist and season 4 champion LeAnn Rimes — made their final guesses, it was time for The Chameleon to unmask.

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