‘The Masked Singer’: T-Pain is the Monster, say 84% of viewers

After eight episodes of “The Masked Singer,” the finale on Wednesday (Feb. 27) will conclude with the unmasking of the Bee, Peacock and Monster. Viewers may still be uncertain as to who the first two of these famous folks are but they are convinced that they know the name of the Monster. Spoilers ahead.

As of this writing, 84% of “The Masked Singer” viewers say that the Monster is the rapper T-Pain. Do you agree? Read our reasoning for this prediction and then vote in the poll below. And if you think the Monster is someone else let us be sure to let us know in the comments section.

At least one of the judges has guessed the real identities of the celebrities taking part in this competition. But we think they have been way off the mark when it came to figuring out who was hiding inside the Monster costume. After the Monster nailed his cover of Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” on the semifinal, Jenny McCarthy proved once again what a joke she is when she speculated that he was Calvin Harris. And Ken Jeong was even more ridiculous with his guess that it was Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

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Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger, who have the best track record of the four judges, were right when they said that the Monster is a singer but then got it wrong by saying it was Darius Rucker. Rucker is not in need of the exposure that being on a show like this brings. He is a top-selling country artist who first came to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.

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Remember the Monster readily admitted he wanted to be on “The Masked Singer” in order ‘to re-write my mixed tape and prove that I am more than just puff and fluff.'” T-Pain was one of the biggest names in rap just a few years ago but tastes changed and he was written off as someone who couldn’t sing without AutoTune.

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The Monster certainly has proven he can handle a tune, with his scorching covers of such rock classics as “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “American Woman” by The Guess Who and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. And he showed us his range with his version of  Gavin DeGraw‘s “I Don’t Want To Be.”

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