Poodle Moth Stuns Judges With Emotional Rendition Of ‘The House That Built Me’ On ‘The Masked Singer’

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Wednesday night (April 3) marked Episode 5 of The Masked Singer‘s 11th season.

Three masked contestants performed in the April 3rd episode: Poodle Moth, Lizard, and Clock.

Poodle Moth, Lizard, and Clock competing on "The Masked Singer"
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The three contestants each performed one song before one person was eliminated by the studio audience. Lizard sang “Bring Me Back To Life” by rock band Evanescence, Clock performed “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, while Poodle Moth covered “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert.

History of “The House That Built Me.”

“The House That Built Me” was released in 2009 as part of Lambert’s album Revolution. The song beautifully captures themes of nostalgia, roots, and belonging. Lambert’s emotive vocals, combined with heartfelt lyrics tell the story of a person returning to their childhood home, seeking solace and healing in the memories embedded within its walls. The song’s evocative imagery and relatable narrative resonate deeply with listeners, reminding us of the profound connection we often feel to the places and people that shaped our lives.

On June 12, 2010, it became her very first number one song. The song won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Country legend Tanya Tucker covered “The House That Built Me” for her 2019 album While I’m Livin’. 

Poodle Moth Wows Judges With Her Take On “The House that Built Me.”

Since the Poodle Moth first appeared on The Masked Singer, the judges have been impressed with her vocals and stage presence. In previous episodes, she has performed “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield and “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel.

Poodle Moth performing "Just The Way You Are"
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But this week, Poodle Moth took it to a whole new level when she got vulnerable with “the House That Built Me.” In her clue package, she spoke about why this song in particular is a “Shower Song,” which was the theme of the night.

“While some people sing pop hits in the shower for fun, I use it as a time for total emotional release. And I let the tears fall when I sing,” she said. “Like when our family sold my childhood home. That house was filled with some pretty tumultuous memories. Growing up was tough. There was so much sadness within those walls. I dreamed of leaving it. Yet when it came time to clean out the kitchen, repaint the hallway, I couldn’t help but feel like a part of me was gone. But, that was the house that built me, for better or for worse. Living there taught me resilience, and now I try to lock the doors on the negative memories and open windows to positivity. And thanks to a few good shower cries, I know I can push through to begin each day confident and free.”

The judges were amazed with the emotion she brought to the performance, and when they guessed who could be behind the mask, they have guessed Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Rita Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, Lauren Graham, and Connie Britton.

The Lizard ended up being eliminated and revealed to be singer Sisqó. Poodle Moth and Clock went head-to-head singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” with the audience deeming Clock the winner.

Despite the episode being advertised as a double elimination night, the judges used their one and only “Ding Dong Keep Them On” bell to keep Poodle Moth in the competition.

Poodle Moth will sing once again!

We feel that Poodle Moth could be Chrissy Metz! She starred in the NBC drama This Is Us and has also performed at several country shows, and has even made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

Watch Poodle Moth perform “The House That Built Me” below.