'Masked Singer' winner reveals whether they will resume 'Musical' -- that was a clue -- career

Eva Hartman, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

Sixteen contestants went down to one Wednesday night when the "Masked Singer" crowned Goldfish the winner. Underneath the mask was Disney darling, Coachella queen and Broadway beauty Vanessa Hudgens, who was champion of Season 11 of the reality TV competition series.

The competition was down to Goldfish, who sang "Heart of Glass" by Blondie and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John, and Gumball, who chose "Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith and "Renegade" by Styx. The candy man was revealed to be "Friday Night Lights" star Scott Porter, who worked with Hudgens on 2009's "Bandslam."

Judges Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg and Robin Thicke both guessed incorrectly that he was Derek Hough. Ken Jeong guessed Taran Killam, and Rita Ora thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt was under the mask.

They fared much better unmasking Goldfish: While Thicke guessed Hilary Duff and Jeong said it was Nicole Scherzinger, both Ora and McCarthy-Wahlberg were correct that the star of Broadway's "Gigi" was their winner.

"It's honestly the most incredible thing ever. I've just been so excited to take my mask off and stare into Rita's eyes and be like 'Girl, this is why I couldn't hang out with you,'" Hudgens, a longtime friend of Ora's, exclaimed after the reveal.

"I was like, 'What's going on with Vanessa? She always texts me back' — but now it's because you were here," Ora yelled back from the judges' seats.


The "High School Musical" star had been asked to join the show several times but decided this time to give her fans a taste of what they've been missing in her time away from music, Hudgens told ET.

"My fans had been asking, saying, 'We want more music, we want singing anything, give it to us please.' And I was like, 'You know, this would be a really interesting way to give my fans what they want, but make sure they're really fans,'" she said. "And they are!"

But the Queen of Coachella, so named because of her remarkable outfits at the annual Southern California music festival, admitted that she would probably stick to the screen for the immediate future.

The actor's "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" opens in theaters on June 7. It's the fourth film in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence buddy cop action comedy franchise. Hudgens also co-starred in the third movie, "Bad Boys for Life."

"I always say life is about priorities and [music's] just not a top priority right now," the new mom said. "Who knows? Maybe down the line, maybe it will be, but as of now, it's still no."

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