‘The Masked Singer’ Finale Recap: Monster Wins the Damn Thing


Like a river flowing into the ocean, these previous two months have been barreling towards Wednesday (Feb. 27) night time’s Masked Singer finale. And what a worthwhile eight weeks it has been. Tonight we have now two full hours of dazzling B-list magic to get us over Hump Day, so let’s simply bounce proper to it.

Side be aware: This first season flew by in a blink. If solely Fox had the forethought to understand what a winter scores coup The Masked Singer would change into, they may have saved it going by means of the springtime, or summer season, and even the entire 12 months! Sigh. What the hell is Aunt Shirley purported to so together with her Wednesdays now?

Anyway, the primary hour of the finale is a few B.S. time-filler that recaps the season, whereby Peacock claims, “I've extra safety than the President of the United States,” whereas additionally dropping the brand new clue that he “had a starring function subsequent to a Pharaoh.” If that’s not a assure that Peacock is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alum Donny Osmond, then you've got my phrase that I’ll surrender wine for the remainder of the week.

Bee offers a brand new clue that she received a singing competitors earlier than any of the panelists -- that will be Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger -- had been even born. Confession time: It took an excellent 5 seconds to recollect the title of the fourth one, even 9 episodes in. Sorry, Pussycat.

Kicking off hour quantity two, all 12 unique contestants hit the stage to do an anti-climactic quantity I've to Google, utilizing the lyrics. Turns out it’s referred to as “Make Way” by Aloe Blacc. And that leads the way in which into the ultimate three’s performances.

Peacock dances his approach by means of the viewers whereas crooning Ray Charles’ Blues Brothers jam “Shake A Tail Feather.” Bee slows issues down with Bonnie Raitt’s early ‘90s tearjerker “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” throughout which she actually lifts off the stage. Finally, Monster brings it house with Montell Jordan’s get together fave “This Is How We Do it.”

When the glitter settles and the panelists’ votes are tallied, Bee is shockingly in third place. I significantly thought she was going to win this pony present. Her masks comes off to disclose Gladys Knight, which ought to shock subsequent to nobody — besides probably for me, who was type of hoping it was Chaka Khan. It’s nonetheless a bit complicated, contemplating Bee stated just a few weeks again she has 10 Grammys, and Gladys received seven complete whereas Chaka certainly has 10. But, OH WELL?

Moving on, Peacock is within the runner-up spot. And Peacock is Donny Osmond. That means the winner is Monster, who seems to be… T-Pain?

Host Nick Cannon asks the Auto-Tune icon why he would even trouble doing this present. “I didn’t have an opportunity to come back into the sport with my pure voice,” T-Pain admits. “And you recognize, a whole lot of my friends did, and so they get accepted. This helped me get my voice on the market much more.”

Translation: T-Pain has a brand new album, 1UP, that simply dropped. This helped him get that report on the market much more.

But let’s not be cynical. Because of a T-Pain hit, we had been as soon as gifted the timeless lyric, “When I whisper in your ear, your legs hit the chandelier.”  And for that, America, we’re all winners.