“The Masked Singer” Season 11 Picks a Winner! Find Out Whether Goldfish or Gumball Snagged the Golden Mask Trophy

Judge Ken Jeong called the May 22 finale of the Fox singing competition the show's "best finale ever"

<p>Michael Becker / FOX</p> Gumball and Goldfish on

Michael Becker / FOX

Gumball and Goldfish on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the season 11 finale of The Masked Singer.

Goldfish and Gumball engaged in the ultimate showdown of undercover celebrities when they battled it out for the Golden Mask trophy on the May 22 Masked Singer finale.

Both disguised stars survived 14 unmaskings to make it to the finale, and Gumball kicked things off.

“In my life, I’ve had to fight to be seen,” Gumball said in his clue package. “Imagine trying to do something thousands of times and only being successful a handful of them. And yet in Hollywood, that’s considered a victory. I’ve been on TV for almost two decades nonstop and yet, being here, I feel I’ve finally gotten to show who I really am.”

<p>Michael Becker / FOX</p> Gumball performing on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Michael Becker / FOX

Gumball performing on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

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Gumball sang “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith for his penultimate selection.

“He sounds like a record,” judge Jenny McCarthy said.

The panel, which also included Ken Jeong, Rita Ora and Robin Thicke, thought Goldfish could be Jamie Dornan, Taran Killam, Derek Hough, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Marsden or Jason Sudeikis.

Goldfish followed up with an admission of her own.

“As a little girl, I was never really great at expressing myself,” Goldfish said in her clue package. “It’s not really something I grew up around. But lately, I have been on a journey of self-discovery, and being here, I’ve been able to express myself so freely. I come from a working-class family that has no connection to Hollywood whatsoever, so there’s no reason I should’ve made it. But I’m proof that with enough love, hard work and dedication, you can truly do anything.”

<p>Michael Becker / FOX</p> Goldfish performing on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Michael Becker / FOX

Goldfish performing on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Goldfish revealed that she thought about herself “as an actor first,” but she couldn’t wait for her future child to watch her performances. “I can’t wait to have a kid when that time comes so I can be like, ‘Look at mommy go,’” Goldfish said.

The freshwater fish put her spin on Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.”

Nina Dobrev, Hilary Duff, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Lea Michele and former Masked Singer judge Nicole Scherzinger all arose as options for Goldfish’s identity.

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Each contestant returned for one more performance, for which Gumball selected “Renegade” by Styx.

“That performance was really about my folks,” Gumball explained. “I told you that they had been in a rock band but they never were able to pay the bills through their artistry, so they worked hard, 40, 60, 80 hours a week just to get to the weekend so they could do what they love and perform on stage. And I realize now why it was so special to them. Because I know tomorrow, I go back to my day job. This has been the time of my life and I’m so thankful.”

<p>Michael Becker / FOX</p> 'The Masked Singer' judges (from left) Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Rita Ora and Ken Jeong

Michael Becker / FOX

'The Masked Singer' judges (from left) Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Rita Ora and Ken Jeong

For her final performance, Goldfish went with Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”

“This experience has been so incredible and so special for me and it really surprised me because not everybody knows what I actually do,” Goldfish said. “And the fact that you guys have all seen me, like truly seen me for what I love doing, really lights a fire under my little fish tail.”

Before the studio audience and panel voted for the winner, host Nick Cannon divulged one final clue. “Gumball, Goldfish, this isn't the first time you've been costars on camera,” Cannon, 43, said.

Then the judges and audience voted and Cannon announced Goldfish as the winner. “My heart is just bursting at the seams,” Goldfish said. “Thank you guys so much!"

That left Gumball to unmask first, and he turned out to be Ginny & Georgia star Scott Porter.

“Who knew you could do what you do?” Cannon remarked.

<p>Michael Becker/FOX; Jon Kopaloff/Getty</p> Scott Porter as Gumball on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Michael Becker/FOX; Jon Kopaloff/Getty

Scott Porter as Gumball on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

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Thicke, 47, added, “This is what you get when you commit yourself to bringing joy to people the way you did, so thank you.”

Finally, Goldfish unmasked as High School Musical star Hudgens, 35.

<p>Michael Becker/FOX; Amy Sussman/Getty</p> Vanessa Hudgens as Goldfish on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

Michael Becker/FOX; Amy Sussman/Getty

Vanessa Hudgens as Goldfish on 'The Masked Singer' season 11

“This is our best finale ever,” Jeong, 54, concluded.

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