The Monster scared up enough votes in his first four appearance on “The Masked Singer” to make the semi-final on February 20. We love his fighting spirit and are fairly certain we know who is the famous face hidden behind that furry mask. His performance on Wednesday’s show reinforced our theory. Spoilers ahead.
The Monster is the rapper T-Pain. While he had relied heavily on AutoTune when he ruled the charts a decade ago, T-Pain has showcased his natural singing ability lately. The Monster certainly sounded like a trained singer to our ears when he wailed away on the classic “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in the quarter-final.
The Monster had first dazzled the crowd with his cover of the Queen classic “Don’t Stop Me Now.” That was followed in successive weeks by “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw, which was capped by a crystal clear high note, and another rock classic, “American Woman.”
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The Monster explained that he wanted to appear on “The Masked Singer” so as “to re-write my mixed tape and prove that I am more than just puff and fluff.” Remember, T-Pain’s career went into a tailspin when the music business soured on his overuse of AutoTune.
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We won’t find out for sure if T-Pain is the Monster till he is unmasked. That will only happen if he loses the audience vote or wins the show. Do you think we are right about the true identity of the Monster? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.
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