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'The Masked Singer' crowns winner in debut season finale

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The Monster, the Bee and the Peacock were unmasked in Wednesday's two-hour season finale of "The Masked Singer" on FOX 53.

PITTSBURGH -- The successful debut season of "The Masked Singer" reached a crescendo Wednesday night on FOX 53, revealing the three remaining singing celebrities and crowning an overall champion.

Only the Monster, the Bee and the Peacock remained in this two-hour season finale after eight previous episodes revealed nine different celebrities.

Each contestant was given one final performance, providing more clues related to their true identity.

The Peacock fittingly performed "Shake a Tail Feather" while the panel of celebrity judges circled back to one major clue: Peacock is a regular in Las Vegas.

Judge Jenny McCarthy had Peacock pegged from the start as entertainer Donny Osmond.

McCarthy proved to be correct, with Osmond eventually finishing in second place.

"That was amazing," Osmond said.

"I'm pushing 56 years in show business and I have to say this was probably the most fun thing I've ever done."

The Bee was up next, performing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" with nearly the entire panel guessing a legendary singer.

When the Bee mask was taken off there stood Grammy award-winner Gladys Knight, finishing in third place.

"It's been the most awesome experience," Knight said.

"I really enjoyed being the Bee, competing with people in different genres."

The final performance came from the Monster, performing a version of Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It."

The panel's predictions ranged from Jamie Foxx, to Tyrese Gibson, to Michael Vick to Darius Rucker and CeeLo Green.

In the end, host Nick Cannon nailed it.

Monster was revealed as rapper T-Pain and crowned "The Masked Singer" champion.

"That was the most humbling thing I've ever done," he said.

"I am very, very grateful."

The top three finishers join the nine others previously revealed this season, including actress and singer Rumer Willis (Lion), singer Joey Fatone (Rabbit), singer La Toya Jackson (Alien), talk show host Ricki Lake (Raven), actress Tori Spelling (Unicorn), comedian Margaret Cho (Poodle), former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (Deer), comedian Tommy Chong (Pineapple) and current Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (Hippo).

Following its highly successful debut season, "The Masked Singer" Season 2 is expected "soon," according to Fox network.

Stay tuned to FOX 53 for the latest details on America's favorite celebrity singing competition.






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