'The Masked Singer' Season 3 Finale Crowns a New Winner: Runners-Up React (Exclusive)

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*Caution: Spoilers ahead!*

After 16 weeks of heated competition on The Masked Singer, the field of 18 costumed celebrity contestants had been whittled down to just three finalists -- The Turtle, The Frog and The Night Angel -- but only one could get the coveted Golden Mask!

On Wednesday's finale, the three finalists all sang their hearts out one final time before the panel of celebrity "detectives" -- including Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Jenny McCarthy -- got one last chance to guess their secret alter egos (and were all around surprisingly successful, given the group's lackluster track record).

Voting commenced once all three contestants were able to deliver their last performances, and after all the votes were cast, it was The Night Angel who walked away with the Golden Mask, taking her place on the winner's throne as the show's first female champion.

After some final guesses from the panel, The Night Angel removed her mask and revealed her true identity -- GRAMMY award winner and reality star Kandi Burruss!

"It feels incredible!" she screamed when host Nick Cannon asked how it felt to take home the trophy.

"For a long time I really stopped singing by myself, you know? Because you get negative feedback and so it messes with your head, so I had really stopped," Burruss told the judges, explaining why being on the show meant so much to her. "So I appreciate you guys for helping me build my confidence back up."

Before Burruss was named the big winner, it was the The Frog who was the first to come up short, finishing third. After some final guesses, The Frog removed his mask and was revealed as rapper, actor and TV personality Bow Wow.