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The winner of The Masked Singer is…the monster! AKA T-Pain!
The finale of the newest Fox reality competition series’ has officially come to an end. The monster ended up beating out both the bee and the peacock, to take home that ‘W’. Of course as the concept of the show goes, the masked singer’s identity was revealed to be none other than the “Buy You A Drank” rapper.
When asked why he decided to do the show Pain said, “I didn’t have a chance to come into the game with my natural voice and a lot of my peers did and they get accepted. This helped me get my voice out there.”
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) February 28, 2019
While on the show and careful not to actually give away his identity he added, “I’m a father, a husband, a son, a brother and more than anything I’m a person.” He then continued, “I never cared about the rules of the game until I became a player in this competition,” he said in a video package. “I learned the hard way that it takes just one slip to make you lose your place in the world. I’ve been vilified and persecuted for sounding like a ringtone. But it ain’t me. Putting on a front made me angry and after doing some soul searching, I was ready for something new. It’s crazy that having my identity stripped has brought me the comeback I’ve wanted for a decade. I’ve been hiding behind faster tracks — until now. I’m finally ready to slow it down.”
T-Pain posted the news of his win on his personal Instagram.
If you didn’t watch the whole season but want to know the identities of the other finalists, the bee was revealed to be singer-songwriter Gladys Knight and the peacock was Vegas sensation Donny Osmond.
The show originally premiered early last month, and is on it’s way to becoming the network’s most-watched unscripted series. Some more good news…the network also previously announced that the series has officially been renewed for a second season!