THE Masked Singer fans are furious season 5 winner Nick Lachey as The Piglet beat out JoJo’s The Black Swan.
The Too Little, Too Late hitmaker was deemed the fan-favorite to win but the 98 Degrees frontman stole the crown from both JoJo and third place finisher, Wiz Khalifa, who performed as The Chameleon.
To open the shocking Masked Singer finale, last season’s champ Leann Rimes performed How Do I live with the final 3 contestants.
The 38-year-old Grammy winner stunned in a gold shimmering dress that resembled her character from last season, The Sun.
She then joined the panel as tonight’s guest judge along with Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.
The Black Swan, The Chameleon and Piglet all performed their final songs in an attempt to garner the highest amount of audience and judges votes.
Host Nick Cannon then revealed the order of the talented vocalists – with The Chameleon coming in third.
As is tradition on the Fox reality show, the judges were then asked to make their final predictions for who sang under the colorful costume.
Jenny, 48, predicted it’s Gucci Mane while both Robin, 44, and Nicole, 42, predicted it’s Wiz Khalifa.
Ken, 51, and Leann, 38, also agreed – who both insisted it was Two Chainz.
The Chameleon was revealed to be rapper Wiz, who said: “I did this show for my son. I want to encourage him to be creative and be himself.
“I know he might be a little creeped out seeing this big lizard costume but I know he’ll think it’s cool. I do everything for him.”
The longtime host of the show then has both The Black Swan and The Piglet on stage with him as he read the results to a tense TV set.
It was then announced season 5’s winner is The Piglet – with The Black Swan coming in as the runner-up.
For The Black Swan final judges guesses, Robin predicts Normani, Jenny said it was Monica, while Ken was sure it would be Demi Lovato.
Both Leann and Nicole insisted the songstress was teen pop star JoJo – which turned out to be the correct answer.
For why she went on the show, she says: “I was all in my head and getting anxious about everything. When I got offered this, I decided not to be afraid and to take this on.”
It was then time to reveal the winner, with Nicole guessing The Piglet is Brian Littrell and Ken saying it’s Jeremy Renner.
However, Robin, Leann and Jenny were adamant the number one finisher was Nick Lachey – and they were right.
The former 90’s heartthrob recently came back into the spotlight as his “obviously, I’m Nick Lachey” comment as host of Netflix’s Love Is Blind went viral.
While he was ecstatic he won the season, many fans feel JoJo was “robbed” as she was the “clear winner” with the “best voice in the bunch.”
An angry viewer tweeted: "JoJo I gotchu girl!! I’m calling 911, U really got robbed tonight!!"
"JoJo was ROBBBED and as always she gotta be humble & graceful… I am sad but Jojo will do great things.
"She should record a new album & tour ASAP real music will live and talent will outshine a filthy pig.. Believe dat," a second exclaimed.
One person said: "This was the worst chile. Both Wiz & JoJo were better. The mediocrity of it all."
Another critic claimed Nick winning had to do with a boy band member "having to win," saying: "Once again, Nick Lachey winning this season is because Nick Carter didn’t.
"There had to be boy band redemption somewhere. However, Nick Lachey couldn’t sing better than JoJo even on JoJo’s worst day."
Nick, 47, celebrated his win on social media, with pictures of him in character with the caption: "This little piggy brought it all the way home!!"
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