Chris Daughtry's run on The Masked Singer might be over, but he's not done celebrating his runner-up status on the Fox reality karaoke show that wrapped up on Wednesday night (Dec. 18). The singer was so taken by his cover of Sia's "Alive" from inside the Rottweiler costume that he released a lyric video for the track after the show's two-hour finale.
"I’ve always loved 'Alive' by Sia and have always wanted to cover it in some capacity. When I was trying to figure out what song I would do if I ever made it to the finale, I remember saying something about how ‘alive’ I felt when I was in the costume, and it hit me like a bolt of lightning, ‘Alive!’" Daughtry said in a statement. "That’s exactly what I feel. It says it all. That’s the song!’ There was no question. It really summed up my entire experience on the show."
In an inteview with Billboard before the finale, Daughtry expanded on his love of Sia's tune and his decision to cover it on the show. "I specifically stayed away from rock. I wanted to find songs that spoke to me and really challenged a different part of my voice. I didn't want to disguise it and try to sing like a different person, but I wanted to do songs that would not put me in that range that would be too obvious, that higher register," he said of how he wanted to stretch out on the show.