And so, America, has come to that.
It's February 27, 2019 and the whole country is stuck on television, watching one of the craziest popcorn shows in the history of broadcasting.
No, I'm not talking about Michael Cohen's surrealist testimony Wednesday morning in Congress. I'm talking about the unreal of Wednesday night The masked singer finale, on which three mysterious celebrities cosplaying like a giant bee (no, not this one), a one-eyed fluffy monster and a peacock in a sequined Liberace tuxedo competed one last time, culminating in a triple revelation – and in my moment TV withdrawals.
I'm already waiting for Fox to start production in season 2. But let's finish this first maiden opening and hope to be the Emmy season soon.
After the unmasks of Antonio "The Hippo" Brown, Tommy "pineapple" Chong, Terry "the deer" Bradshaw, Margaret "the poodle" Cho, Tori "The Unicorn" Spelling, Ricki "The Raven Lake", The Toya "Alien" JacksonRumer "the lion" Willis and Joey "the rabbit" Fatone, in the highly anticipated final week, it all boiled down to the bee, the monster and the peacock.
In the hope of suspense, you will have to scroll down to see the three revelations and the results.
Season 1 competitors Masked Singer
L & # 39; bee
The indices of this season: This lively diva has been playing since her early childhood in the 1950s (when she formed a band with her family), leaving many references to 'Georgia', nicknamed 'Georgia'.Empress"and love to cook. She was also "Dearest friends" with Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin.
In my opinion: It was obvious that it was Gladys Knight from the moment she opened her lips stretched by bees even without hearing a single hint. There is no doubt about the emblematic voice of the Empress of Soul.
Was I right? Of course I was! The only surprise here – and this is a big problem – is the fact that a legend that made Bonnie Raitt's beautiful outdoor performance of "I can not make you love" in Wednesday's final, sang at the burial of Aretha, directed the Aretha tribute to American Music Awards of last year, sang the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl and has won 10 combined Grammys not only did not I win THE MASKED SINGERbut entered third.
She will not add a Golden Mask trophy to her cluttered coat. 2019 has certainly been a strange, strange year up to now.
The indices of this season: The 176 pounds showman "started as a little teenager" and went through "different incarnations" of his career, ranging from Vegas stays to dramatic roles. He was also shown cuddling a puppy, was a "dear friend" of Michael Jackson (aka Alien's sister) and once wore a curly wig Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Also, his face was tattooed on the body of a person.
He dedicated a performance to his "soldiers of affection" and told Judge Robin Thicke that one of his albums used "blurry lines" as an inspiration.
In my opinion: Although at the very beginning of the season, I thought it was another idol teenager like Leif Garrett or Corey Feldman, it became clear from the second week that it was Donny Osmond.
Was I right? Yes! Discover Donny's Reveal and RetroFiesta! "Shake a Tailfeather" performance here. They are even more crazy than "Crazy Horses".
The indices of this season: "Everyone" does not consider him a professional singer (he was "vilified and persecuted for ringing a bell"), but he is back to "rewrite his mixtape". passion for "I do not want to be" by Gavin DeGraw – who a certain AutoTune rapper played in the Yahoo studio in 2005.
My guess: At the beginning of the season, I thought maybe it was Ja Rule, but this guy can not sing with so much fyre. When the monster took over this DeGraw song, it became clear that this song was the only, the only … T-Pain.
Was I right? Yes I was, so everyone please buy me a congratulatory drink. "That's how we do it," indeed.
"You've treated me with the utmost respect, and it's really hard to find in the industry I'm in," T-Pain told the judges, no-one in between they have never guessed his identity properly. (On the merits of the judges, they mentioned from time to time the names of Gladys and Donny.)
"Since I arrived on the scene, I badly needed a second chance, and I think you gave it with The masked singer. "The musical journey of this man is amazing," said host Nick Cannon. "Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, performer, producer.
Some people just think that you have the skills to sing with AutoTune. I think you've proved the wrong world, right here on this stage, that you're an incredible singer.
It's an honor to give you the trophy. "I do not know if T-Pain really necessary to prove that he can legitimately sing after his AutoTune-free NPR Tiny Desk Concert The performance earlier this year was such a sensation.
But I know his spectacular coverage of Sam Smith that changes the game. The masked singerlast week was, with the rest of this season, the perfect promotion for his album back 1UP – who, probably not by chance, was he surprised by a fall Wednesday, just hours before his big Masked singer reveal! Hope this will be a monster success.