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Black Swan is a masked celebrity contestant on the fifth US season of The Masked Singer.

Appearance[]

Black Swan's costume combines the silhouettes and details of Swan from US Season 3, with the colour palette of Swan from UK Series 2. The costume itself, features a black feathered dress with a tutu skirt and red gloves with black fringe running down the arm. The costume also features an oversized structured collar piece adorned with large feathers, a black belt, with red decorations and black boots and tights. The mask itself, is that of a Black Swan head, with a red and silver beak, and what appears to be a swan's wing on top.

Songs[]

Week Song Selection Result
2 "Barracuda" by Heart SAFE
4 "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes SAFE
5 "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston SAFE
7 "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon SAFE
8 “Do I Do” by Stevie Wonder SAFE
9 "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran SAFE
10 "Tequila" by Dan + Shay SAFE
11 "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton RUNNER-UP

Clues[]

Week Clue
2 "Black swans like me are incredibly rare, but I didn't factor in that my talent might make me someone else's prey. I was caught up, hypnotized by a Hollywood deal that I couldn't resist and that would make my dreams come true. But there was a steep price. I fell under its spell, and I worried I'd never see the light again. When all of a sudden, my faithful flock flew to my rescue and set me free. So, I'm here to show the world that I'm in control and I'm ready to own that stage."
4 "I might have seemed confident last week, but honestly, I was terrified. So, hearing all the love from the panel felt amazing. It made me want to put into words how thankful I am for the person who gave me life and the confidence to start this journey. It hasn't always been an easy road for us. The higher I flew, the harder it became for them to keep up. I saw their heart breaking, so I had to let them go. It was the hardest decision of my life. Over time, I realized I was only able to soar because of the wings they gave me. Eventually, we were able to fly back into each other's lives, just like birds of a feather do. I'm thankful we never gave up on each other. And I hope this performance shows them just how much they mean to me."
5 "With every performance, I'm starting to shake off my nerves. It's like the mask is bringing out all this confidence that's been trapped inside. And all this anonymity brings me back to my beginnings, literally. Look, when I first started my career, I was worried about how my appearance would be perceived, so I sent out my auditions with no face, to be judged only by my talents. But when people finally saw me, I was right. I wasn't quite what they were expecting. That experience made me hesitant to put myself out there again. But recently I hit a major milestone and realized it was time to take a leap of faith—so I dove head-first. And now that I'm anonymous again as the Black Swan, I'm learning life isn't about how others perceive me, but instead, it’s about how I should always stay true to myself."
7 "I feel like I have everything I need on this stage as the Black Swan. But the love from the panel, the rush of confidence this mask brings me — I didn't always have that. Growing up wasn't easy. It was just me and my mom in a one-bedroom apartment. We didn't have much, but she did give me the one gift that changed my life: music. At night, I'd sing for her, and it felt like my voice had the power to transport us both into another world, where we never had to worry. When my career took off, I was able to buy my mom her first real home. I still tear up thinking about what that meant to her. And I continued to sing for her, but not to transport us somewhere else, because we were finally where we belonged. Tonight, this song is for her, because she believed in me before I even believed in myself."
8 "Ooh, it feels good to finally take this off."
Producer: "So, do you feel like you can relax now?"
“Yeah, I’m finally having fun. I’m not as afraid. Last week, I felt like I was gonna faint inside my costume. I was crying inside the mask. I was just like, spiraling."
Producer: "Does this experience remind you of any stories people may not know about you?"
"Um, I mean, as a little girl, I would put a hat out, uh, on the street and like, sing for people. I would ask what they wanted to hear and I had to decide absolutely no fear. I’m really trying to channel that fearlessness now that I’m all grown up. So tonight, I can't wait to continue my journey with a joyful song of one of my favorites of all time. Wonder who?"
9 "I've had some disappointments in my career. And it made me frightened to take risks. So I made a resolution to say yes to things that scared me. This is a wild, once in a lifetime experience. And I'm able to surrender to it. I'm starting to be the Black Swan. But it's much more than just a Halloween costume. It's being able to play this character and peel back different sides of myself to put into song some things that I was feeling. This is something I needed to do. I'm so glad I said yes to "Masked Singer" This song is my own rendition of a song I love. And I hope it's enough to get me into the semifinals. Now let me share a favorite artist of mine, Cher. We've both been a part of iconic fantasy films. And she was a part of my world the very first time I shared my voice."
10 "I'm so proud of myself for surrendering into this challenge and facing my fears head on. Who would have thought that some black feathers and a sparkly beak would make me feel I was as a little girl. Reflecting back, there's a lot to say about younger swans. There may be a voice inside your head that tries to tear you down and make you feel like you're not good enough. There's times where you gonna believe it. But don't. You are good enough. And one day, a wacky, bizarre opportunity will come your way and give you wings you never expected. And it will be just what you needed to find yourself again. So be unafraid. And remember, you are the world's rarest bird for a reason."
11 "I honestly did not come in thinking about winning. Partly because of my stage fright, which might be surprising, because I was know around the world before I got my driver's license. I just came in thinking about getting these chips off my shoulder, not taking myself so seriously, doing something that freak me out, and getting back to basics which is singing great songs. I've accomplished my mission to put myself in an uncomfortable position and break through. I needed to learn things about myself. And, I'm out of myself for after this. Now I'm staring down the finals and I want to win this for all you rare birds out there."
Week Extra Clues
2 "Black Swan has covered a monster."
(Cluedle-Doo Clue)
4 D'Angelo
5 Mini-Sculpture of a Unicorn
7 Goldfish
8 Mind-Mariah Carey
Clue Answers
The many leaves in Black Swan's packages are clues to JoJo's breakout song, "Leave {Get Out}".
Black Swan's fish tank and fish crackers clues are a hint to JoJo's starring role in the teen mermaid film, "Aquamarine".
Black Swan's Mariah Carey clue is a nod to JoJo breaking Mariah's record for the biggest into the top three on the Billboard charts.

Final Guesses[]

Week Robin's Guess Jenny's Guess LeAnn's Guess Ken's Guess Nicole's Guess
11 Normani Monica JoJo Demi Lovato JoJo

Trivia[]

  • This mask was officially revealed in a Twitter post.
  • Black Swan is the second swan mask to be on the American version of The Masked Singer.
    • The first version appeared in Season 3 and was a traditional white variant version.
    • She is also the first variant of a different costume to make it all the way to the finale.
  • As of the Quarterfinals, Black Swan is the last female character remaining in the competition after Seashell was unmasked at Super 8 and the Phoenix was unmasked in the second episode.
  • The Black Swan was the main costume in the trailer for Season 5 Episode 10. She took her gloves off, revealing her skin tone.
  • She resembles Swan from the British version.
  • Black Swan is the first female runner-up on the show.
  • At 30 years old, Black Swan is the youngest runner-up in Masked Singer history.
  • Robin guessed JoJo previously for a first impression for Seahorse.
  • Black Swan’s first performance was Barracuda by Heart which was a walk in song for Lion.

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