"One of my hopes is that we found a drag queen that could be on mainstream radio, that could have a huge audience, and that could really, really do this,” says judge Leona Lewis.
In no other season could someone this talented go home in fourth place... right after Jenny McCarthy predicted the Skunk “could be our next winner!”
The power-singer, who struggled with dyslexia as a child and until recently was working as a security guard, cried as she thanked her coach, John Legend.
Moten claimed she was "a little bruised" after a scary fall last week, but on Monday we learned that her injuries were quite serious.
Carson Daly seemed genuinely rattled by the incident, as he paused the show and a tense moment of silence ensued.
“They said Jershika was nervous backstage,” host Carson Daly noted, to which she exclaimed, “I almost threw up, y'all! I never had that happen before!”
Both contestants could actually carry a tune — unlike Group B’s previous two unmasked reality stars, Honey Boo Boo and Mama June.
Kelly once even said that this surprising bottom-three contestant's voice is “why this show exists.”
Kelly wasn’t crying just because she was moved by this powerful performance. "I should never have let go of you from my team," she moaned.
The punk legend also opens up about how his childhood battle with meningitis, which caused him to suffer from severe memory loss for years, was a “magnificent gift” because it ultimately helped him be more empathetic to his wife's situation.
“I don't know how this possibly could have happened,” gasped new coach Ariana, choking back sobs.
Blake made a bold statement about his clear favorite, veteran pro background vocalist Wendy Moten — seemingly not caring if he alienated his other team members or even the viewers at home.
They clearly didn’t take this competition too seriously, but the reason why the mother-daughter duo reunited on "The Masked Singer" was unexpectedly touching.
“It’s such an important thing in the Knockouts to show us who you are and what you’re feeling, and at the very end, I was like, ‘What?’” gasped Kelly, dabbing her misty eyes with a tissue.
"I couldn’t even sing in tune till I was about 16! I’m going to show you something, because no one ever believes me," the superstar singer-songwriter told two young contestants.
On a night of tough decisions, Blake was crushed to let a promising contestant go... right after she sang his own song.
When the Hamster crooned Luis Miguel’s “Sabor a Mí” in Spanish, the judges actually thought Marc Anthony or a member of the Iglesias family might be inside that furry costume.
"My advice to you? Quit," Blake flat-out told Kelly, as she faced a tough decision during Season 21's final Battle Rounds.
"His voice has got the bluegrass stuff and the country stuff, but it has almost an Elvis kind of harder-edged tone," said guest adviser Dierks Bentley.
The Cupcake was supposed to perform as part of a duo, but when her sister had "some health issues that we couldn't avoid," she ended up going it alone.
"Hailey literally plays outside linebacker for her high school football team. Now you know why she sings like that," Blake Shelton said of the singer Kelly Clarkson nicknamed "the cheetah."
As Cabello watched a Battle Rounds rehearsal of her own 2015 hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” she shared the story of how the song sparked a romance with Mendes, who she started dating in 2019.
This overgrown wild card croaked out a performance so nightmare-fueling, it almost was too weird for basic cable.
"I was really glad that I was moved enough turn around, because sometimes in life, when it rains it pours, and you just need a break from the storm,” Parker McKay's coach Kelly Clarkson mused.
This seemed like a surprising snub, but then the contestant explained that she'd been given a sign from God.