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'American Idol' veteran and her 16-time Grammy-winning husband are eliminated on 'Masked Singer'

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  • Katharine McPhee
    Katharine McPhee
    American recording artist; singer and songwriter

The final two Group B singers performed on The Masked Singer Wednesday night, and between the Banana Split and the Queen of Hearts, sadly, it was the Banana Split who had to, well, split.

The Banana Split's reveal wasn't entirely surprising. Most of the panelists and viewers had previously guessed correctly. The ice cream scoop half of the Banana Split was singer and actress Katharine McPhee, who first gained popularity as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, and later received widespread attention when she starred in NBC's musical TV series Smash in 2012 and in all four seasons of CBS's action drama series Scorpion. The banana half was McPhee's husband, 16-time Grammy award-winning music producer and composer David Foster.

Even though McPhee and Foster have been married for over three years, the couple still occasionally receives judgment over their 35-year age difference. However, on Wednesday, McPhee had something to say about that, as she shared, "We are not a conventional relationship. There can be lots of quick judgments about me and him together. And we just thought, wow, this is such a cool opportunity to present ourselves. We just truly love each other, and it's best not to judge people, right?"

Video Transcript

KATHARINE MCPHEE: (SINGING) I'm singin' in the rain. Just singin' in the rain--

JENNY MCCARTHY: Oh, it's so sweet.

KATHARINE MCPHEE: --What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again.

KYLIE ERICA MAR: The final two Group B masked singers performed Wednesday night. And between the banana split and the queen of hearts, sadly, it was the banana split who had to, well, split after the queen of hearts gave this incredible performance with panelist, Nicole Scherzinger.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER: (SINGING) Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. Oooooon! Sing with me, sing for the year. Sing for the laughter. Sing for the tears.

KYLIE ERICA MAR: Personally, I'm pretty sad the banana split was eliminated because I knew who was under the mask, and she is one of my favorites.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER: They're taking it off.

NICK CANNON: Singer-songwriter actress Katharine McPhee and 16-time Grammy Award-winning David Foster.

KYLIE ERICA MAR: Singer and actress Katharine McPhee, who first gained popularity as the runner up on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, and her husband, music producer and composer David Foster, have been married for over three years but still received the occasional judgment over their age difference of 35 years. And on Wednesday, Katharine had this to say.

KATHARINE MCPHEE: We are not a conventional relationship right there can be lots of quick judgments about me and him together. And we just thought, wow, this is such a cool opportunity to present ourselves. We just truly love each other and that it's best not to judge people, right?

NICOLE SCHERZINGER: Yep, absolutely.

KEN JEONG: Absolutely.

KYLIE ERICA MAR: And in the end, Katharine gave the best encore performance in Masked history.

KATHARINE MCPHEE: I'm singin'. I'm singin'. I'm singin'. In the-- the rain.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER: Yes. Whoo!