The Masked Singer
Auspice last edited by Auspice
I figured it needed a thread.
Put discussions of actual unmasked singers under a spoiler tag. Theories can stay in the open cause they are just that: theories.
I have no real theories yet (mostly cause I am terrible at remembering celeb names). However, I think this season has some amazing costumes (I fucking love the Skeleton's design) but also some fucking terrible ones.
The tree is hideous and I'm mad I have to see it again, sorrynotsorry.
The Rottweiler has one of the best voices but I want him gone because I hate that costume so much. Maybe if it didn't have the fucking airbrushed abs. UGH.
ETA: also I may have a crush on Robin Thicke because of this show and his dad jokes / puns.
Any discussion about masked singers just inevitably reminds me of CRO:
Though I think most would probably think Slipknot.
I don't have regular TV anymore so I don't watch this show, but I'll always appreciate it for the first season's winner, T-Pain.
It really tells you something about the music industry (or at least the mainstream music industry) that one of the most autotuned voices in music history can actually sing. The people at his record label (RCA) determined that the gimmick of being autotuned was somehow more profitable than an actual talented singing voice. WTF.
They wouldn't let him produce his albums without being autotuned and then when people started hating autotune they just wouldn't let him produce albums. He actually asked to be let out of his contract and they wouldn't - just in case autotune came back into popularity. They didn't want someone else to cash in. Eventually he had to throw together some crap that sounded more "current" just to finish out his contract and be able to move on and make music without autotune.
So if you're one of those people out there (like me) that thinks 90 percent of music out today is just trash, this is a perfect example of why.
Good on The Masked Singer to put the focus back on talent in music... even if they do it in the weirdest way possible.
I love T-Pain.
I actually figured out it was him early on in the first season lol. I knew he could sing because he sang the national anthem for the Dodgers years ago and me and some friends (who were fans of his) found a video of it and were like damn! We knew it! So that plus the clues....well, clued me in.
It had me rooting for him all season. I was thrilled he won. He did deserve it.
And I agree with you 100%.
I worked for Clear Channel when I was 19/20. Like. In their corporate offices (as a system admin thankfully so I got to see stuff from the sidelines). It taught me a lot about how shitty the industry is to these musicians. It's why I'll listen to just about anything. Why I won't hate someone just for the genre they play, for example. If they do something shitty as a person? Sure. But not for their music.
Another way to see this in action is to watch a music awards show. You can usually see these guys just rocking out to each other's music. Musicians love music and I think that's another part of why this show is so popular.
episode 4 has all amazing songs.
Who is stoked about season 3?