Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US?

Medusa in The Masked Singer US
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The new season of The Masked Singer US has arrived and there are lots of new masked contestants to meet. One of the most elaborate contestants is Medusa with her scaly suit and plethora of snakes adorning the costume.

But who is Medusa? Over the course of The Masked Singer season 9 we gathered clues and compiled them here because we want to know who's under the mask as much as you do!

During the Battle of the Saved, Medusa competed against Mantis and Gargoyle and won, and then she held on through the semifinals to end up in the finals with Macaw. 

Medusa ended up winning the entire competition. 

Here's everything we know about Medusa on The Masked Singer US.

Medusa in The Masked Singer US

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Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US?

Medusa ended up winning The Masked Singer season 9. She was revealed to be Bishop Briggs.

Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US? Songs

Week 1: Medusa sang "Happier Than Ever" by Billie Eilish.

Week 2: Medusa sang "Dancing Queen" for ABBA Night. She sang "Winner Takes It All" in the Battle Royale against Night Owl and won, which puts her in next week's episode for a spot in the semi-finals.

Ahead of The Masked Singer US week 3's New York night, a preview of Medusa's performance of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" was shown:

During the Battle of the Saved, Medusa performed "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes.

During the Semifinals, Medusa sang "Take Me to Church" by Hozier. 

In the finals, Medusa performed "Elastic Heart" by Sia and "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance.

Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US? Clues

Medusa and Nick Cannon on The Masked Singer season 9

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Here are the clues from Week 1:

Swag Bag Clue: DVD of "Medusa: Snakes on the Astral Plane" and a note: $340 Million Sold!" "Sometimes, success comes in the grayest of places."

Voiceover Clue: "I grew up far from the spotlight, a dancer in the dark. And I never quite fit in. I mean, look at me. But fitting in was never something I really worried about. Because I knew early on, I was born to stand out. So, I did my own thing and ignored anyone who wanted me to conform. Embracing my oddities, snakes and all, has taken me far. From the Super Bowl to this very stage. That’s right, technically I’ve been here before. But this time I’m here to compete. And Masked Singer seems like the perfect stage for me. Because look around, it doesn’t get much weirder than this."

Week 2 clues:

Celebrity Clue: Medusa's ABBA Night clue arrived courtesy of Nick Viall. It was a first class ticket on Flight 1996 to Tokyo. "I've taken a tour of the world and I love it," Medusa said. "Want to know where I'm from? Take a closer look."

Voiceover Clue: "It’s incredible to be the first winner of The Masked Singer season 9. And hearing what Nicole said made me actually tear up. ('That was an experience.') Hearing that was like winning to me. I’m glad my fun personality shined through this unique mask. Because while I look like I could turn someone to stone in this thing, I’m actually a bit of a softy underneath. Because you all showed me so much love last week, here’s me sending it right back. In the form of a new clue in the clueseum. Did you get it? Or are you getting colder?"

 Week 3 clues

Celebrity Clue: Medusa’s New York Night clue arrived courtesy of Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps who brings a wire rendering of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. She states, “Sometimes you have to build a bridge to get over it. Hopefully, it will put you in the right state of mind.” 

Voiceover clue: Medusa’s voiceover clue this week proved interesting as she made the point to state that she’s singing her dad’s favorite karaoke song, “New York, New York.” Furthermore, former contestant Scottish Terrier’s mask is shown, which fans will remember was Food Network star and cake genius himself, Duff Goldman

Battle of the Saved Clues:

Clue: Alias. "Here I'm known as Medusa," she said, "and at home I go by my name. But to the world I go by something completely different."

Voiceover clue: "I was devastated when I heard I lost to the California Roll. They were so good, that I knew I was going home. So, when the bell rang, I couldn’t believe it. It feels really empowering to be given another chance, especially by judges that I respect and admire. I’ve kind of always felt like an underdog. This whole experience brings me back to the early days of my career, where I had to constantly prove to people that I was worthy of their time and energy. That’s why every time I sing, I really feel like I go to a different place. Free of ego, insecurities, and it’s all just about the music and feeling the emotion. I didn’t know how attached I was to this mask until I almost lost it. I hope tonight’s performance will let me hold on to it a little longer."

Semifinals Clues:

Panelist connection: (To Robin Thicke) "Both of our voices have taken us on a journey. One that put platinum on our walls."

Voiceover clue: "Making it into the semi-finals means so much to me. The coolest part of all is this is a show that the person closest to me would have 100% been a fan of. She was a really colorful, vibrant person and was my biggest cheerleader. In 2020, I lost her. She was really young and it was really sudden. When you lose your heart, it’s hard to see what your future could look like. So it felt like the biggest blessing ever when I found out I was pregnant with my son. It felt like a gift from her. She and my son are a big part of my soul and my spirit. So it really makes my heart soar when the judges are emotionally attached to what I’m singing about. And I always attribute it to them. I’ll be channeling them tonight as always with a song that had me tearing up even at soundcheck. I hope that energy comes across and will push me ahead to the finale."

Finals Clues:

Voiceover Clue: "I think people who know me wouldn’t be the least bit surprised I’m wearing a costume with a bunch of snakes all over it and looking creepy. Being a cheeky, reptilian enchantress is basically my aesthetic. The truth is, I feel really grateful I have such a powerful costume to embody. Medusa has become my second skin. The truth is I feel really grateful that I have such a powerful costume to embody. Medusa has become my second skin. I’m actually afraid I’ll get too used to it and won’t take it off when I go on tour. I fought hard to get here, and it would mean so much to me to join the ranks of past winners like the amazing Queen of Hearts [Jewel]. This experience is something I’ll carry with me forever… I cannot believe I am here in the finale! It has been such a journey. I am grateful but deep down in my stomach there is a fire that makes me really want to win. Because more than any other singer this season, I had to fight the hardest to earn my place here tonight. I was almost sent home, but all of those obstacles prepared me for this moment right now. Because no matter the circumstances, my priority is the connection with the people in front of me. And the hope that they’ll feel less alone because of my music. I hope when my son watches this he’ll hear Medusa’s message that we are capable of being so many different things at once. That with great loss, there is always still joy. And more than anything, it’s worth fighting for. I hope I make him proud."

Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US? Guesses

The panelists were stumped about Medusa's identity, though in the end Nicole Scherzinger correctly guessed Bishop Briggs. Robin Thicke guessed Grimes, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessed Fergie and Ken Jeong picked Susan Boyle.

Who is Medusa on The Masked Singer US? Costume clues

Of the three costumes revealed early to promote the premiere of The Masked Singer US season 9, Medusa is by far the most ornate. Sure, Gnome is covered in moss and flowers, but he looks like Swamp Thing next to the serpentine elegance gracing Medusa's costume. 

The scaly bodysuit features purple and gold accents with lots of colorful jewels. There are cuffs, a skirt and really phenomenal over-the-knee boots that make the costume pop. Medusa's mythological roots are based in Greece. Some of the accents of The Masked Singer's Medusa costume almost look like they were made for a goddess and not the famed Gorgon from the tales and legends of old.  

Medusa is known for snakes coming out of their head, and in this case the many snakes could represent many hats that The Masked Singer's Medusa wears. Is Medusa a multi-hyphenate actor and singer? Or a sports star who also sings? An EGOT?

In terms of Medusa's stature, we can look at the photo below featuring fellow Week 1 contestants Gnome and Mustang and see that Medusa is on the shorter side compared to the other two. 

Mustang, Gnome and Medusa in The Masked Singer US season 9

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The Masked Singer US season 9 airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox.

Sarabeth Pollock
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