Grammy-nominated artist Jewel has been announced as the winning contestant on season 6 of the hit singing competition series “The Masked Singer.” In celebration of the announcement, Jewel has released a covers EP of material performed on the show, titled ‘QUEEN OF HEARTS.’
Disguised as the Queen of Hearts, Jewel has been enchanting audiences with her wide ranging performances of everything from “La Vie En Rose” by Édith Piaf to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Sia’s “Bird Set Free” and “River” by Bishop Briggs. In a season that has featured such greats as Todrick Hall and Faith Evans, Jewel kept viewers on their toes with her multi-genre song choices and her own personal vocal stylings. Her Queen of Hearts costume was a subtle nod to her name with its jewel-shape, while other clues touched on moments spanning her entire life. She mentioned growing up in a house that lacked warmth, a nod to her early upbringing at a cabin in Alaska. Then in a clues video, a reference to the tin man from “The Wizard of Oz” relates to Jewel’s memorable portrayal of Dorothy as part of 1995’s “The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True.” Another reference to childhood storybooks included imagery of an “Alice in Wonderland” tea party; Jewel’s sixth studio album from 2006 was titled ‘Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.’
Jewel shared, “Performing on the Masked Singer was fun for me because it allowed me to pay homage to songs that inspired me to be a songwriter and a singer, like ‘La Vie En Rose’ and ‘She’s Got You.’ Those have long been favorites, and being able to pour myself into these heroic songs to challenge myself vocally was really wonderful. It was also fun because I was able to pull from all genres and all eras, which a person rarely gets to do. That is why I was inspired to release all the songs I chose; I had so much fun interpreting these songs that I wanted to share them!”
The EP follows the 25th anniversary reissue of her multi-platinum debut ‘Pieces of You,’ released in 2020. Jewel is also set to release her first new studio album in seven years in early 2022. More details on the new album will be shared soon.
‘QUEEN OF HEARTS’ Track Listing:
1) Born this Way – Originally performed by Lady Gaga
2) La Vie En Rose – Originally performed by Édith Piaf
3) River – Originally performed by Bishop Briggs
4) She’s Got You – Originally performed by Patsy Cline
5) Bird Set Free – Originally performed by SIA
6) What’s going on – Originally performed by Marvin Gaye
7) Firework – Originally performed by Katy Perry
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