Congratulations are in order!
Victoria, the “Growing Up is Getting Old” singer who placed 11th at Eurovision in May, was just crowned the winner of the third season of The Masked Singer Bulgaria. Her masked persona, known to the audience simply as ‘Miss’, was a pop art-inspired paper doll, complete with polka dot tights and a bright yellow, bouffant hairdo.
Over the course of the season, Victoria flexed her vocal muscles and covered songs by an impressive range of artists, including Dua Lipa, Prince, Queen, and Radiohead. In the final round, she clinched her victory with a performance of Gnarls Barkley’s psychedelic R&B anthem “Crazy”.
Victoria celebrated her victory on Twitter, moments after the finale broadcast ended.
I JUST WON THE MASKED SINGER BULGARIA SEASON 3 😭 👑 👠 It wasn’t easy for me to hide my identity for 3 months but it was worth it ❤️ I received so much love for my performances and after this awful year this jorney made me feel so good! pic.twitter.com/c3gmkB7Mv2
— VICTORIA (@victoriageorge_) December 4, 2021
As it turns out, the final three singers of this season’s competition are all Eurovision veterans. The third place finisher, Miroslav Kostadinov AKA The Rhino, represented Bulgaria at Eurovision in 2010 with the song “Angel si ti”. During his tenure on The Masked Singer Bulgaria, he covered songs by Sia, The Backstreet Boys, and reigning Eurovision champs Måneskin. He even performed Italy’s 2017 Eurovision entry, “Occidentali’s Karma”, in week seven.
Mushroom, the season’s 2nd place finisher, covered an eclectic batch of artists during her time on the show, including Aqua, Nicki Minaj, The Pussycat Dolls, and The Cranberries. At the end of the final episode, she was revealed to be Krisia Todorova, the now 17-year-old singer who finished 2nd at Junior Eurovision in 2014 with “Planet of the Children”.
This is not the first season of The Masked Singer Bulgaria to feature Eurovision talent. Zhana Bergendorff, the female member of 2018 representatives Equinox, finished 2nd on the first season of the show. Eurovision 2011 and 2016 performer Poli Genova was the first singer eliminated on season two.
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