Who is Firefly in The Masked Singer US?

Firefly sings on The Masked Singer
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Who is Firefly in The Masked Singer US?

Firefly had the goods as part the The Masked Singer US season 7, ultimately winning the season, but who was under the mask of Firefly?

Who was Firefly on The Masked Singer US?

After besting all the other competitors, including The Prince and Ringmaster in the finals, Firefly was declared the winner of this season. Then came the all about reveal. Final guesses from the judges included Monica (Nicole Scherzinger), Teyana Taylor (Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy) and Alicia Keys (Ken Jeong). Removing the masked revealed that Firefly was ...

Teyana Taylor, the singer-songwriter behind K.T.S.E (Keep That Same Energy). Watch the moment when Taylor was unmasked right here.

Also check out her behind the scenes interview.

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Who is the Firefly in The Masked Singer US? Songs… 

After a brief medical scare, Firefly sang a fiery rendition of "Ain't Nobody" by Chaka Khan in week one. 

During week two Firefly covered Michael Jackson's P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

Firefly again received a standing ovation from the judges. In week 3 she sang "Attention" By Charlie Puth. 

Firefly had two performances in the finals. The first was Usher's "Bad Girl," which she then followed up with "Lost Without U" by The Masked Singer's very own Robin Thicke.

Who is the Firefly in The Masked Singer US? Show clues… 

During Firefly’s introduction segment, two things really stuck out. First, there was a booklet that she dropped that turned out to be an Apollo Theater program. The world-renowned theater is a landmark in the Harlem borough of New York City. Another New York City-related clue shown during her segment was a miniature replica of the famous Statue of Liberty. Both clues lead viewers to believe that Firefly is from the city. Teyana Taylor is from New York City, Harlem to be exact. 

The last major clue viewers were shown was a photograph of the famed-director Tyler Perry, the force behind the Madea films. This hint would also signal that Firefly could Teyana Taylor because Taylor starred in Perry’s 2010 Madea’s Big Happy Family. So far the clues from the show tend to point to the fact that Taylor. 

In week two the major clue revealed for the Firefly were actually pieces of a puzzle that when put together showcased a picture of music super-producer Pharrell Williams. Additionally, the Firefly stated, "Pharrell is one of the major keys of my career."

The clues offered in week three for the Firefly were pretty telling. For starters, there was a framed picture of Kanye West. The second clue was found in a man holding up a measuring tape to her body as she held a red dress, which could mean she was a model at some point. Lastly, by the end of her clue segment, the Firefly was holding T.N.T.

The clue package showed during the finals included a basketball net, a keyboard, saying that she "came out of retirement," the numbers "5, 6, 7, 8."

Who is Firefly in The Masked Singer US? Costume clues…

The Masked Singer season 7 Firefly

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The glowing Firefly costume doesn't’ give much away, but we instantly thought of the popular sci-fi series Firefly which featured Morena Baccarin as Inara Serra and Gina Torres as Zoe Washburne, so could it be either of them paying a tribute to the legendary series they both starred in? 

Who is the Firefly in The Masked Singer US? Verbal clues… 

Based on her distinctive singing voice alone, many fans were pretty certain about the identity of the Firefly. They were eventually proven right that it was Taylor, the R&B songstress behind songs like "Gonna Love Me" and was the dancing muse behind Kanye West’s hit song "Fade." 

Who is the Firefly in The Masked Singer US? Theories...

The fans had this one pegged pretty early, as Teyana Taylor was a popular opinion from the start. Many were able to quickly recognize her voice and the clues offered only seemed to confirm this theory.  

Additionally, the major clue of Pharrell Williams didn't dissuade fans from believing they know who the Firefly is. Early in her career, Taylor was signed to Williams’ Star Trak Entertainment imprint, and fans were quick to pull up some photo receipts of the two together.

Week three of The Masked Singer season 7 continued to provide clues that Teyana Taylor is probably behind the Firefly mask. The picture of Kanye West was major confirmation for those that back the Teyana Taylor theory, as she was last signed to his music label GOOD Music. 

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Grace Morris
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