There will be spoilers for the tenth season finale of “The Masked Singer,” so please be aware of them.
“The Masked Singer” is a show that brings happiness and enjoyment to contestants, as demonstrated by Donut’s performance in second place. The performance provided him with healing and evidence that “God is paying attention,” making him feel like he was truly “healing.”
John Schneider, a country singer and star of the television show “Dukes of Hazzard,” finished second in the competition, behind only Ne-Yo, who was proclaimed the winner of season 10 on Wednesday night. In addition, after taking a look at those numbers, he is fairly certain that second place “is the very best that John Schneider could have done.” One of the most significant outcomes was that it made it possible for him to grieve the loss of his wife, Alicia Allain, who had passed away earlier this year following a struggle with cancer that had returned.
“[She] would’ve loved to have been here watching me on ‘The Masked Singer’” he told TheWrap. “This was a great healing opportunity for me to be able to not have the wheels come off. You know, I could do it publicly, and that helped hold me together. It was very important.”
He added, “It was a great way to pay tribute to my beautiful bride, and to let other people out there who are grieving know that it’s OK. In fact, I think it’s better to grieve publicly. Don’t try to hide that. Don’t try to hide it. Let it out. And you’ll feel better for having done it. I’m delighted that I did that.”
Schneider continued by saying that he did, in fact, adore his outfit and that seeing it was not just a reassuring experience for him but also a throwback to his younger years.
“I used to take my kids to a thing we called Daddy Donut Day. So, when the opportunity came up for me to be the Donut, it was like, oh my gosh, this is — God is paying attention,” he gushed. “This is perfect. I couldn’t possibly have a more perfect costume.”
And at this point, when everything is said and done, Schneider feels pleased with himself. In the event that I were to be given the chance to go back, “I would do it exactly the same way.”
“The Masked Singer” returns for season 11 on Fox on March 6, 2024.