It's February 27, 2019, and the whole nation is stuck to the television watching one of the craziest popcorn spectacles in broadcast history.
No, I'm not referring to Michael Cohen's surreal live statement on Wednesday morning before Congress. I'm talking about the surreal Wednesday night The Masked Singer finale, where three mysterious celebrities cosplay as a giant bee (no, not these), a one-eyed fluffy monster and a peacock in a sequined Liberace cosplay for the last time which culminated in a threefold revelation – and in my immediate TV withdrawals.
I'm already waiting for Fox to put Season 2 into production. But let's end this Bonker opening ceremony and hopefully be an Emmy-raging season soon.
After the unmaskings of Antonio "The Hippo" Brown Tommy "The Pineapple" Chong Terry "The Deer" Bradshaw Margaret "The Poodle" Cho Tori "The Unicorn "Spelling Ricki" The Raven "Lake La Toya" The Alien "Jackson Rumer" The Lion "Willis and Joey" The Rabbit "Fatone. The hotly awaited final this week was all about the bee, the monster and the peacock.
For reasons of tension, you need to scroll to see all three revelations and the results.
Season 1 Masked Singer (19659010) See gallery
19659011] Masked singers: poodle. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: Leo. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: unicorn. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singers: Alien (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singers: Bee. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
MASKED SINGER: Hippo. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: peacock. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: Hare. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: Rabe. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: Hirsch. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Masked singer: Monster. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
This Season's Hints: ] This busy diva has been performing since she was a child in the 1950s (when she started a band with her relatives). Many references to "Georgia" fall away, the nickname " Empress " and loves to bake . She was also "very dear friends" with Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.
My Assumption : It was obvious that this was Gladys Knight from the moment she had lined up the bee's lips, even without hearing a single hint. The iconic voice of the Empress of the Soul is easy to confuse.
Was I right? Of course I was! The only surprise here – and that's a big deal – is the fact that a legend that made Bonnie Raitt's "I can not love you" at the Wednesday finals sang at Arethas funeral (19459013)] performed the Aretha Award at last year's American Music Awards sang the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl and won a total of 10 Grammys which not only won DID NOT WIN THE MASKED SINGER came third .
She will not add a Golden Mask Trophy to her very crowded mantel. 2019 was certainly a strange, strange year.
: This season's Hints : 176-pound Showman "began as a little teenybopper "and went through" different incarnations "of his career, from Vegas to dramatic acting roles. He was also shown cuddling a puppy was a "dear friend" of Michael Jackson (aka Aliens sister), and once wore a curly wig Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , , His face was tattooed on a person's body. .
He dedicated a performance to his "Soldiers of Affection" and told Judge Robin Thicke that one of his albums "Blurred Lines" was used as an inspiration .
My guess : Although I agree The season began to think this could be another teen idol like Leif Garrett or Corey Feldman, it became obvious in the second week. That was Donny Osmond.
Was I right? Yeah, look Donny's Revelation and Retro Shindig! "Shake a Tailfeather." They are even crazier than "Crazy Horses."
This Season's Hints: "Not Everyone" Thinks of him as a professional singer (he was "vilified and persecuted because he sounded like a ringtone"), but now he's back, to "rewrite his mixtape." This part ymonster also comes from the Dirty South and has a penchant for Gavin DeGraw's "I do not want to be" – the 19459012 a particular AutoTune rapper 2005 appeared in the Yahoo studio .
My Assumption: At the beginning of season I thought this might be Ja Rule, but this guy can not sing with so much fyre . In the second week, when the monster covered this DeGraw song, it became obvious that this was the only one, the only one … T-Pain.
Was I right? Yes, that was the case, so please buy me all a congratulatory potion. "That's how we do it", indeed.
"You guys have treated me with absolute respect, and that's really hard to find in the industry I'm in," T-Pain told the judges of who ever guessed his identity correctly. (In honor of the judges, they occasionally mentioned the names of Gladys and Donnys.)
"Since I first came on the scene, I desperately needed a second chance, and I think you gave it to me The Masked Singer . "This man's musical journey is amazing," said host Nick Cannon, "with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, performer, producer.
Some people only think that you have the ability to sing through AutoTune. I think you have proven the world wrong. Right here on this stage you are an amazing singer
It is my honor to present you the trophy. "I'm not sure if T-Pain really needed to prove that he could sing quite early after his AutoTune-free NPR Tiny Desk concert such a sensation.
But I know that his spectacular Sam Smith cover on The Masked Singer last week along with the rest of the season was the perfect promotion for his comeback album 1UP – which probably did not happen by surprise on Wednesday, just hours before his great Masked singer Let's hope it's a monster hit.
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