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Lechuza (translated as Barn Owl) is a masked celebrity on the first season of ¿Quién es la máscara?.

It was later revealed that the celebrity underneath the mask was Patricia Manterola.

Appearance[]

Lechuza wears a mystical style with a golden open-skirt dress with figures of snakes, insects, wolves and other creatures. She also wears black patent leather pants, golden heels, a flower on her chest, a cape, golden shoulder pads, and black gloves with swarovski crystals and white scarves. The mask is a barn owl's head with a crescent over it.

Songs[]

Week Song Selection Result
1 "Vente Pa' Ca" by Ricky Martin WIN
3 "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears WIN
4 "Volverte a Amar" by Alejandra Guzmán WIN
5 "Sin Pijama" by Becky G & Natti Natasha WIN
6 "Regresame Mi Corazón" by Carlos Rivera WIN
7 "El Amor Coloca" by María José SAFE
"Vivir Mi Vida" by Marc Anthony SAFE
8 "Ángel" by Yuridia SAFE
"Una Mentira Más" by Yuri & Natalia Jiménez RUNNER-UP

Clues[]

Week Clue (Translated)
1 "I am a barn owl, but some say I have the soul of a gazelle. And in my beginnings I spent my time playing, but without wanting that game became my life, and that has made me welcome in many places, but it is in the sea where I feel more identified. And although sometimes the rhythm of life gets complicated, I let myself be guided by my heart and I never stop. Whenever necessary, I try to mediate, to go for the right thing and find the balance, to look for the light in the darkness. So today my goal is to light up the stage."
3 "Being the Barn Owl has been something of a renewal. For the Greeks, the owl is a symbol of victory, because our flight makes no noise and my gaze is absolute. I may look like an exotic animal to you, but don't you dare put the chains on me, because I'm a bird of prey that deserves to live in freedom. Since I was a child, being an orphan filled me with a hunger for love. And you may see me only as a pretty barn owl, but let me fly on stage and I will show you that I can succeed once again."
4 "I realized that being the Barn Owl is a gift. I expanded my wings and pushed my limits, because in extreme conditions I can open myself up to freedom. And well if it's about clues, I want the panelists to hear this very well, I was also in a chair like yours and now I know what it feels like to be on this side. And now I have to go and sing, and dear audience, cheer me up because I am the best barn owl."
5 "It is strange to be a barn owl, I have undressed before you all, you have already seen my back, but today you will see me facing you and exposing my fears. That reminds me of that moment when I left everything to fly to my dreams, it was the most difficult decision, when I gave myself up completely and left behind my wise grandfather's request, for not following my animal instinct. I may have been brave, but in my heart I will always have the pain that my grandfather passed away without giving me his blessing. However, I must take flight and make everyone free with my next song."
6 "If my life were a telenovela, I would be the protagonist, I could be a good woman fighting for true love, for the search of her soul mate. Because a barn owl is able to recognize true love even from a distance. But be careful, don't be confused, because I can pull out my claws and be a great villain. I'm telling you, it's a lot of fun being the mean one, and demanding my heart back by singing."
7 "Every time I put on the mask, I mimetize myself with this barn owl, it's something mystical, beyond a competition. I meditate to find a direct connection with my audience. Then I wake up and realize how far I've come and react very gratefully for being close to the grand finale."
"I'm ready for my next song, and I hope to fly straight to the grand finale. But first, I don't want to go without giving you one last clue about who I am. I like festivals, but I always keep the quinta in my heart. Well, see you."
8 "I'm the Barn Owl, but I came as a gazelle, because where I look I leave my heart. That's how my path was, like a song, it was a journey full of strong emotions because the soul of this barn owl is music. I was able to cry, dance, enjoy every week and hear my animal name once again. It is time for one more test to use my wings and to discover the angel in me."
"I am the Barn Owl, but behind the Barn Owl there is a peaceful and loving woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a person who loves and is loved. Although I have a mask, I have stripped in this competition and told you who I am in many ways, I have told you about the freedom, the balance I seek to find myself every morning. And although I have been in a chair as a judge, I came to understand what it is like to be on the other side. Because I am a woman who has sought love in many ways, but I also enjoy stealing your heart. And although they are not all clues, I have told you things that no one else knew. You have said that I am Chantal Andere, Irán Castillo, Mariana Seoane, Lucero, Paty Manterola, Marjorie de Sousa, Maite Perroni, Fanny Lu or Sandra Echeverría, well, maybe I am one of them but maybe not. But before discovering the truth, I'm going to sing you one more lie, come with us."
Week Physical Clue
6 Patent Leather Shoes
Clue Answers
References to Acapulco are for her participation in the telenovela "Acapulco, cuerpo y alma".
She says she is not just a "pretty barn owl" in reference to her song "Niña bonita".
When she says that she keeps the "quinta" in her heart, it is a reference to her participation in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival.
She said that she has been in the place of the panelists because she has been a judge in several shows.

Final Guesses[]

Week Adrián's Guess Carlos' Guess Consuelo's Guess Yuri's Guess
8 Lucero

Trivia[]

  • Lechuza is the first contestant in the Mexican Masked Singer series whose identity was unanimously guessed incorrectly by the panelists.
  • Lechuza's true identity, Patricia Manterola, was one of the panelists on the special mini-program, "¿Quién es la máscara? Teletón 2019".
  • Patricia Manterola appears singing "We Are the Champions" at the opening of the second season.
  • Lechuza appears in the fourth clue package for Leona as one of the nominees in the "Most Bohemian and Chic Character" category of the first ¿Quién es la máscara? awards ceremony.

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