Gladys Knight Revealed On The Masked Singer Finale

Gladys Knight Was Disclosed On The Masked Singer Finale

The Masked Singer has come to an end. But don’t worry, that’s just Season 1 Clearly, given that the show has become a hit for Fox, the network excitedly renewed it for a second season. So that will resort your dreams next year. We have reached the end of the strangest reality show of our time, no longer will you accidentally flip through channels and assume you fantasize because a horrified looking pineapple is belting out “I Will Survive.” T-Pain, the rapper most famous for smashes such as “Buy U a Drank” and Flo Rida collaboration “Low,” was crowned “Masked Singer” champion.

Two-hour finale not only disclosed the winner but showcased one of the most deeply strange and beautiful moments we’ve seen on reality TV in a while. Dressed as a monster, he was excited to claim the victory and prove that in addition to knowing his way around Auto-Tune, he has a tremendous voice. But the most moving moment of the finale belonged to Gladys Knight. In the middle of the episode, host Nick Cannon announced that the final three singers would all be unmasked, starting with the third place finisher. Only the monster, the peacock (Donny Osmond, if you’re wondering) and the bee were left. And he announced that third place went to . . . the bee!

“With a voice like that, it’s pretty hard not to hear who it is,” McCarthy said. Yeah, it’s a voice from God,” Thicke added. “When I heard you sing, I knew within a half of a second who you were,” Thompson added. Cannon made them all guess at once: “Gladys Knight!” they said. (Except Jeong, who demand it could be Anita Baker.) So the bee started to undo the mask. As usual, Cannon made all the judges  Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy and special guest Kenan Thompson guess who was nearby the bee mask. Sometimes, throughout the season, the judges had no idea. (In fact, McCarthy would later guess T-Pain was Michael Vick.) This time, that embodiment voice was too salient.

“The legendary Gladys Knight!” Cannon roared. Knight beamed toward the screaming crowd. The judges' wonderstruck expressions were highly entertaining, as the whole panel started chanting her name. “Take it off! Take it off! Take it off!” the audience and judges yelled, although it took a little while because the bee had trouble with the mask. “Somebody needs to help her, it’s Gladys Knight!” Scherzinger fretted. Eventually, the costume came unfinished and it was exactly who they thought. “Wow! It is such an honour, such a pleasure,” Cannon gushed. “You may not remember this, you are the first entertainer celebrity superstar that I ever met. I was a kid in North Carolina.

Cannon followed up with the million-dollar question: “We all have to know . . . why would you do a show like this?!” “I remember you,” Knight insisted. You took the time out to tell me how special I was and that I could make it. And to be standing next to you right here is certifiable. I love you so much.” Indeed, Gladys: Why? “Because we should always strive to do different kinds of things because they elevate us eventually,” she answered confidently. Cannon asked what she learned being inside the bee costume, and she acknowledges it’s a lot more difficult to sing when you can’t see the audience. “The eyes are so important. You know, just seeing you guys here that’s what gives me courage.”

 All of the judges got to throw up, as the camera panned on Thompson looking emotional, as Scherzinger started weeping and Thicke wiped his eyes. With that, Knight sang one more time, as she launched into Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Thompson took his turn. “Well, as the resident black judge,” he said, and briefly paused for the crowd’s laughter before continuing, “You know good and well how heavy you are in the culture, you know? Because that voice has enhanced my life, my parents’ life, and, like, every single family member I’ve ever had. And I think it’s an incredible feeling to be able to have witnessed this.

 can’t thank you guys enough for having me on the show. It’s been unbelievable.” “Well be back to see who takes home the golden mask, the peacock or the monster!” Cannon finally interrupted. Yet it didn’t take away from the bizarre magic of the moment. Sure, this show was hilarious. And kind of frightening if you stared at the costumes for too long. But in the end, millions of viewers were treated to one of the most legendary artists of all time singing a beautiful song. And even though she was dressed in a bee costume, it still made everyone sob.