Table of Contents
- The Clues
- The Theories
- Patti LaBelle Is Fearless at 73
- The Masked Singer: Patti LaBelle Revealed to Be Flower
- Faceoff No. 1: Flamingo vs. Leopard
- Faceoff No. 2: Flower vs. Rottweiler
- 5 Reasons ‘The Masked Singer’s Flower Is Probably This Soul Legend
- 1. The Voice
- 2. Cooking
- 3. Lipstick
- 4. “Vision of Love”
- 5. Smells Good
UPDATE: The Flower has been revealed and it’s none other than Patti LaBelle! The judges knew it, you probably knew it, so GLAD WE SETTLED THAT!
You know flowers? How they are pretty and smell good and are generally a positive in your life? Yeah, well, feel free to join my #FlowersAreOverParty because the entire plant species has been ruined thanks to this terrifying Masked Singer costume:
If you’re thinking to yourself, Wait…is that a face? the answer is yes, and I’d love for us to join internet hands and get lost together in its blank, chasm-like eyes.
My personal short list of celebrities inhabiting this clearly haunted plant include Lord Voldemort and that’s it, but the internet thinks the living legend known as Patti LaBelle is inside the Flower. Which, if true, would be a huge get for The Masked Singer. Ya know, considering Patti is an absolute icon, one of the best singers in the entire world, and a member of the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Here’s what we know about the Flower: She ~blossoms~ in every field she’s in, has dabbled in cooking and crafts (Martha Stewart, that you, girl?), has an “empire,” is a self-described “legend,” and used the term “vision of love” while talking about herself. Take a moment to check out her clue package so we’re all on the same page here.
1. Patti LaBelle
If Patti LaBelle turns out to be on The Masked Singer, I will literally be RIP, although I’m obviously already dead as a result of this show. And while it seems unlikely that one of the best singers of all time would do, um…this, there is some compelling evidence. For starters, PATTI LABELLE MADE PIES! Considering the cooking reference in the clue package, this seems huge.
Oh, and that “Vision of Love” reference? Well, “Vision of Love” is the name of a Mariah Carey song, and Mariah happens to be Patti’s goddaughter.
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Plus, you may have noticed that the camera pans to some kind of framed degree on the wall, and as fans on YouTube point out, Patti got an honorary doctorate from Temple University in 2010.
On top of alllll that, fans have noted the Flower’s and Patti’s matching body language, so go ahead and watch a video of Patti performing:
And now watch the Flower:
At this point, you’re probably convinced, but there are two more giant pieces of evidence to consider. First of all, Patti is a known pro at flower arrangement:
AND her group is called Patti LaBelle and the BLUEBELLS. Which! Is! A type! Of flower!
2. Mayim Bialik
I mean, sure, I guess it’s possible. But last time I checked, Mayim (although clearly a fit for that blossom reference) didn’t have an “empire” to speak of.
I think I’ll try to play along with The Masked Singer this year and follow the clues.
I’m 99% sure the Flower is Mayim Bialik; her clues could not have been more blatant.
The Fox called himself a superhero and the robot eye the celeb wanted looks A LOT like Cyborg. Ray Fisher?
— DarkLordJadow1 (@DLJGameReviews) September 16, 2019
The Flower is Mayim Bialik. #maskedsinger
— Hans Fischmann (@hfischmann) September 16, 2019
3. Tina Turner
I’d personally be shocked if Tina Turner ended up being on this show. Like, I’d be less surprised if it were one of the judges’ absolutely insane picks of Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, or Taraji P. Henson. But some people are believers:
Flower is Tina Turner #maskedsinger
— Allenlmn (@allenlmn2) October 20, 2019
Watching the Masked singer with my children. The #flower is Patti LaBelle plus she cooks who can forget them Patti Pies. Her voice is iconic; card revoked if you said Tina Turner #maskedsinger
— bevpj (@bevpj5) October 12, 2019
My parents & I are now in a feud over who the flower in #maskedsinger is
Btw it’s Tina Turner
— O (@itsoliviaaah) October 14, 2019
Ken Jeong is fully convinced the Flower is Björk and I have literally nothing to say to that. I am simply going to use this space to drag him through other people’s shady tweets, enjoy:
When he said the flower was Bjork!!!! #maskedsinger pic.twitter.com/mb4229J1ha
— DILF LIFE (@unknownpoet55) October 13, 2019
Kem thinks Flower is Bjork 😂 #TheMaskedSinger
— tvismyescape 📺 (@hershey_bar22) October 12, 2019
FYI, we’ll update this once the Flower is deflowered, so get ready.
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“The Masked Singer’ has reached week 7 of season 2 but the November 20 episode won’t be lucky for one of the four celebrities competing. They’ll be sent home by the four judges (Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke). Singing for the make-or-break votes of the studio audience are four stars disguised as the Flamingo, Flower, Leopard and Rottweiler.
Of this quartet, the strongest singer is the celebrity clad from head to toe as the Flower. She first won us over back in week 3 when she delivered a toe-tapping rendition of the Dolly Parton classic “9 to 5.” In week 5, her voice soared to new heights with her cover of the Sia hit “Cheap Thrills.” And in week 7, she rocked the crowd with her take on “Amazed” by Lonestar.
We’ve studied these three previous performances by the Flower and have repeatedly rewatched her clues video. We are sure we’ve figured out which famous face is hidden underneath that Flower mask. Keep reading for the second of this week’s “The Masked Singer” spoilers,
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The Flower is R&B legend Patti LaBelle. Not convinced? Well consider the following:
Patti has won two of her 13 Grammy races (Collectively “The Masked Singer” contestants can boast of 10 Grammy wins from 42 nominations).
The Flower says about herself : “I blossom in every field I plant myself in and I am here to branch out yet again.” That certainly describes Patti who came to fame as a singer but has gone to enjoy success as an actress, author, cooking show host and entrepreneur.
In her clues video, we see the number “314.” Those are the first three digits in the mathematical formula for pi; Patti sells her famous sweet potato pies at Walmart.
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The Flower makes mention of her “empire”; Patti appeared on the season 1 finale of this FOX drama series in 2015.
The clues video includes a photo of a honorary doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia. Patti was honored by her hometown school in 2010. And there is a shot of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Do you agree with our guess? We’ll only find out if we got it right when the Flower is unmasked when she leaves the competition or wins season 2 of “The Masked Singer.” Who do you think is hidden inside the Flower costume? Sound off in the comments section below.
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)
Fox’s “The Masked Singer” revealed the identity of another Season 2 celebrity contestant during tonight’s episode of the smash-hit singing competition: The Flower.
On Wednesday, four out of the eight remaining second-season contestants competed, including The Flower, The Leopard, The Flamingo and The Rottweiler.
At the end of the episode, panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke and the studio audience, along with guest panelist Joel McHale, chose the “weakest” contestant, which ended up being The Flower. She was unmasked and revealed to be none other than Patti LaBelle.
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Watch the reveal video above.
Now we’re waiting to find out the identities of the seven remaining contestants, including The Leopard, The Flamingo, The Rottweiler, The Butterfly, Thingamajig, The Fox and The Tree.
“Collectively, all of the Season 2 undercover celebrities have amassed 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times best-sellers and two have been named Time magazine’s Most Influential People,” according to Fox.
“The Masked Singer” is off next Wednesday, but fans can look forward to a double helping of the competition the week of Dec. 9, when a holiday-themed semifinals episode will air on Dec. 11, one night after the show airs an episode in a special 8 p.m. Tuesday time slot.
“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.
Patti LaBelle Is Fearless at 73
With more than 50 years in show business, Patti LaBelle’s career operates like a well-oiled machine. A team of stylists, makeup artists and assistants quietly buzz around her Manhattan hotel suite. A cut crystal vase filled with red roses sits alongside select pieces of her extensive wardrobe.
“Aren’t these beautiful,” remarks the iconic singer about a pair of ivory Gucci heels adorned with oversized gunmetal sequined bows displayed proudly on an end table. “I haven’t worn them yet, but I wanted to keep them out so you all could see them.”
With a new jazz album titled “Bel Hommage” (her first studio release in a decade), a recent dessert cookbook — “Desserts LaBelle” — and continual concert dates, the singer has no plans to tuck herself out of view. “I didn’t want to take a chance on music that I’ve never done before,” explains LaBelle. “I was afraid of being talked about badly if I made it and make it awful.”
Positive reviews both from fans and critics have eased LaBelle’s fears. “After 10 years I felt like I couldn’t sing anymore — like I’d lost my voice,” she quietly confesses. “I was petrified. My voice changed with age, but now after that dilemma it’s back and better than it ever has been before, so I don’t understand it. My music director will tell me the notes I hit and I’ll say, ‘Really? I know it was awesome.’”
Despite her many industry accolades and an unparalleled vocal talent, LaBelle admits she is naturally introverted, but shifts her persona the moment she’s in the spotlight. “Once I pick up the microphone and see the lights and the crowd, Priscilla comes out,” she says. “I call her Priscilla — my little bad Patti. When Priscilla comes out, she takes over, but when Priscilla leaves the stage, Patti is back and I’m a lot more quiet and shy.”
It’s this surprisingly self-effacing attitude that has led to several missed opportunities over the years, including the film role of Shug Avery in “The Color Purple” and the lead in Broadway’s current production of “Hello, Dolly!”
“I’m the turn-down queen,” she says with a laugh. “Deborah Cox always thanks me for her career. Montell Jordan wrote ‘Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here’ for me, but I hated it. It just didn’t have something. She got it and whenever we see each other, she thanks me for giving her the hit.”
Four years ago, producers of “Hello, Dolly!” approached LaBelle for the recent revival’s lead role. “That was something else I said no to. Now is doing it. I’m going to check it out and I think I might do it when she leaves — I mean, I would like to.”
With stacks of Lorraine Schwartz bracelets rattling, LaBelle raises her mile-long nails (yes, they’re real) to the sky with a gesture of affirmation. “There’s nothing you should say no to. Try it all and if you fail, you did try.”
In spite of her perceived failures — or missed opportunities — LaBelle’s continued success is due in no small part to an unwavering commitment to her own truth. Wherever she goes and whatever she does, there’s no doubt that LaBelle does it her way. With a mischievous grin, the singer recounts a time in the Nineties during which she performed at the White House for President Clinton’s birthday and that brand of stubbornness got the best of her.
“My husband at the time called me Blanche — you know, from ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ He always calls me Blanche and said, ‘Whatever you do, Blanche: Don’t roll on the floor and kick off your shoes during your act.’”
En route to the Washington, D.C., engagement, LaBelle’s luggage was stolen, including all of her clothes, wigs and makeup. “We were at The Watergate Hotel and we went to the little ugly boutique there,” she explains. “They had old-lady clothes and I had only two hours to get ready. Now I’m an old lady, but I don’t wear old-lady clothes. So I put that dress on, and rolled on the floor. I got up and it had popped.”
LaBelle discreetly enlisted the help of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton to quickly refasten her with a safety pin. “She pinned me up in that ratty little ugly dress. So the story is I did what my husband told me not to do: I rolled — and the devil got me. But don’t ever tell me what I can’t do.
“Be yourself,” she adds. “If I had just stood up there without kicking the shoes and rolling, that’s not Patti.”
Now confident in her ability to tackle just about anything — including jazz — LaBelle hopes to add even more performance dates to her already busy schedule with an engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York. “I’m going to be singing my little heart out. I want 100 people or less at the Carlyle. We’re going to bring it to the streets.”
As LaBelle celebrates her 73rd birthday May 24, the “New Attitude” singer is now more confident in herself than ever. “Honey, is nothing but a number,” she exclaims. “The older I get, the happier I get. It’s not because I made the age day, but it seems that I’m seasoned. I’m like an antique and all good things are coming my way.”
Additional highlights from our conversation with the inimitable Patti LaBelle:
On the lyrics to “Lady Marmalade:” “We didn’t know it was about a hooker. We still sang it and I sing it today. I don’t take the mattress out from under them nor do they take the mic out of my hand.”
On her vocal warm-up routine: “I don’t warm up. At six in the morning I can launch into it. I don’t have to open it because God has blessed me with some lungs.”
On her dream duet: “Aretha Franklin. I’ve sang for her, but we’ve never sang a duet together. She did a song for the soundtrack for ‘Waiting to Exhale’ called ‘It Hurts Like Hell.’ That song killed me and I want to do that with her.”
On reuniting with LaBelle: “We plan to perform again together. It’s never over for LaBelle. We’ll record again.”
On her wild Eighties hairstyles: “Norma has been my hairstylist for 45 years. She’s put pieces of hair on the ironing board and ironed with Aqua Net hairspray. Then she would insert them into my own hair with pins. Honey, it hurt, but it was fierce. For the fierceness you take a little pain. She did all kinds of crazies. We call ‘the bucket’ because you can put fried chicken in it and dip it up and eat it.”
- Patti LaBelle and Mariah Carey shared an impromptu duet to Carey’s “With You,” which Carey posted to Instagram.
- Watch LaBelle’s shocked reaction to Carey’s explicit lyrics.
When Patti LaBelle paid a visit to Mariah Carey backstage, during the Philadelphia stop on the singer’s Caution World Tour, the pair launched into an impromptu duet of Carey’s 2018 single “With You.” Now, the idea of these two iconic divas dueting is exciting enough in its own right, and thanks to Mariah’s generous Instagramming, you can witness the moment for yourself.
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A fun moment with @mspattilabelle singing #WithYou ❤️🎶 #CautionWorldTour
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Everything about this is glorious, from the harmonizing to the fact that both ladies are belting it out with a glass of vino in hand. But the part we really can’t stop watching comes towards the end, as the mood takes a hilarious turn when Carey gets to the line that goes: “Ooh, I’m in love, it’s true. Yeah, damn, I f***s with you.” It’s clear from the shock on LaBelle’s face that she did not see that F-word coming.
“Oh, you say F with you?” she asks, startled, and Carey confirms that indeed, she does, before telling the camera: “She didn’t know I said that!” But LaBelle, ever the pro, pulled it right back together and carried on dueting with Carey.
The pair continued their sweet love-fest in another Instagram post. “With the incredible, incomparable, one and only Ms. Patti LaBelle!! 💖💖💖” Carey wrote. “Thank you Patti and all of you who came to see the #cautionworldtour in Philly last night! 🎉” LaBelle’s response was equally heartwarming: “I love you Daughter and thank you for a fabulous time as usual! You are amazing and I love you always!!!”
The duo’s inspiring relationship dates back many years–Carey has long called LaBelle her godmother–and LaBelle shared some fun details about how she mentored Carey in her early years, during a recent appearance on Busy Philipps’ show Busy Tonight. “Mariah is my goddaughter. I had to slap her every now and then,” LaBelle revealed, per E!. “She’s so phenomenal and so good, she doesn’t need to be slapped anymore. That’s my baby.”
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The viewers and judges on The Masked Singer figured out the plant’s celebrity identity ages ago, but the Flower was officially unmasked on the Nov. 20 episode to confirm the speculation. Long before her identity was revealed, fans placed their guesses for Miss Patti LaBelle. The judges were a little all over the map at first, but most of them eventually decided on her too. And, after several weeks of stunning performances, they were all proven to be right.
When the Flower took the stage on night one, the Twitter theories came rolling in. In the pre-performance package, the Flower mentioned her success in “cooking, clothes crafts” — all things that singer Patti LaBelle is known for.
R&B singer Patti LaBelle could be the celebrity behind the Flower. Prince Williams
OK, obviously LaBelle is most known for her singing career. But the Queen of R&B is more than a stunning voice. According to a Vanity Fair article, LaBelle remerged in the past few years as a celebrity chef. As for clothes, LaBelle launched a clothing line in the early 2000s, according to UPI. Though there isn’t any crafting on her resumé, LaBelle is clearly a creative person who could probably get artsy if we asked her to.
Another somewhat subtle clue was a framed rainbow flag hanging in the Flower’s kitchen. The rainbow flag has long been a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community, which LaBelle has supported for years. In fact, in an interview with Georgia Voice, LaBelle credits her years of success to the gay community. “The gay fans are some of the reason – one big reason – I’m still standing,” she told the publication. “They loved me when other people tried not to.”
Fans were quick to share this theory on Twitter, and they weren’t interested in any other opinions.
#MaskedSinger Patti Labelle is easily the flower. pic.twitter.com/VgxQpQT7ON
— Star. Gentle. Uterus. (@Karakaradu) October 10, 2019
At first, the judges were not as convinced. Although LaBelle’s name was brought up, the judges had thought throughout the weeks that Jessie J, Bjork, Jennifer Hudson, Shirley Bassey, Gloria Gaynor, and Anita Baker could be contenders. The fans, though? They were always sticking with LaBelle.
Patti Labelle is still my #flower guess. #TheMaskedSinger
— RichWTOV9 (@RichWTOV9) November 7, 2019
The Flower’s Nov. 13 performance had several more LaBelle-themed clues. She mentioned a “secret garden” which is actually the name of a song that featured LaBelle. She also frequently kicks off her shoes during performances, which is something the Flower did in the clue package. And no matter what clues were presented each week, the fans always went back to LaBelle based on her singing ability and stage presence as well.
The Flower is Patti LaBelle… How can y’all not tell her voice?? #TheMaskedSinger pic.twitter.com/HVu7jL7SPw
— 🖤❄️Mona Carletta 🖤❄️ (@BlackMermaid34) November 14, 2019
By the Flower’s Nov. 20 performance, which ended up being her unmasking episode, almost all of the judges were Team Patti. Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, and Nicole Scherzinger all guessed that LaBelle was under the mask, thanks to some new helpful clues. For one, people were playing patty cake (aka “Patti” cake) in the background of the clue package, and there was mention of perfume and Patti LaBelle has her own perfume line. There was also a disco ball, which is an era and musical style LaBelle is known for. All the clues were coming up LaBelle, basically.
#MaskedSinger the flower is Pattie LaBelle. The dominoes in the clue added up to 1944 which is her birth year. And the undeniable sound of that perfect voice #TheMaskedSinger
— John John (@JohnJoh07206529) November 21, 2019
Me every time anyone thinks the flower is someone other than Patti LaBelle.#TheMaskedSinger pic.twitter.com/ZhktgxkX8d
— Pastor Montagne McDonald (@pastormontmc) November 14, 2019
After her big reveal, the fans were so vindicated that they’d gotten this one right from the start.
I KNEW it was Patti LaBelle the whole entire time!! What a voice. How could they think to vote against her??? Boo!!! #TheMaskedSinger
— Liz Patrick (@LizbetPatrick) November 21, 2019
Yesss!! I knew it from the beginning! Ms. Patti LaBelle! #Legend #TheMaskedSinger
— iWatchTeeV (@iWatchTeeV) November 21, 2019
I knew from day one ♥️ Patti LaBelle @MsPattiPatti has an undeniable voice! 🎤 🎶 and that last note after being unmasked. WOW she’s still got it, like no other!
— Deb 🙈🙉🙊 (@Deb68167820) November 21, 2019
The judges didn’t come to a consensus until the last week that the Flower competed, but the fans knew who she was all along: Legendary Miss Patti, who blessed us all with her voice for her extended Masked Singer stay. We’re so lucky to have been here for the journey.
The Masked Singer: Patti LaBelle Revealed to Be Flower
While the judges and audiences alike didn’t expect to see Kelly Osbourne under the Ladybug costume after she got eliminated from The Masked Singer last week, Wednesday night’s reveal aligned with many of the panelists’ predictions.
Flamingo and Leopard paired off for the first showdown, and Flamingo led the night with a performance that judge Robin Thicke called “by far the best this season.” Then Rottweiler and Flower went up against one another on Wednesday’s episode. The studio audience voted on which two singers from each faceoff they wanted to move on to the next round, and the bottom two — Leopard and Flower — battled it out to stay in the competition.
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Judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Thicke and returning guest judge Joel McHale ultimately chose Leopard to stick around for another week.
Host Nick Cannon then helped the Flower take off her mask, and underneath, Grammy winner Patti LaBelle was revealed. “I knew it!” Cannon remarked. “I didn’t want to say anything. We all had the feeling.”
Image zoom Patti LaBelle as the Flower on The Masked Singer. Paul R. Giunta/Getty; Michael Becker / FOX
LaBelle shouted out Gladys Knight’s experience on season 1 with inspiring how she approached her time on The Masked Singer.
“It feels awesome. It feels like I did win,” the “On My Own” singer, 75, said of her time on the Fox singing competition. “I loved it, I loved it. I didn’t change my voice, this is it. This what God gave me. When I heard Gladys Knight, I knew it was her and I knew when you first heard me nick knew, you all knew and I knew that you knew.”
Read on for more clues about the remaining The Masked Singer contestants and details on the hints that gave away the Flower’s identity.
Faceoff No. 1: Flamingo vs. Leopard
Image zoom Leopard; Flamingo Michael Becker / FOX (2)
Clues: her “chateau” on an island, Eiffel tower, Taj Mahal, “Ay dios mio” and a mariachi band; “I feel like I’m living in a fantasy.”; “I’m realizing this experience is teaching me to love my own voice for the first time in years.”; “I’m finally finding my center.”; “Straight up.”
Song: “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle
Judges’ guesses: Adrienne Bailon, Fantasia Barrino, Jillian Michaels, Bella Thorne
Additional clue: “When I started this show I was shaking in my feathers, but each performance has helped me build my confidence and now I feel like I can do anything.”
Clues: a British flag; “When I was a teenager, I set myself free for the first time. Since then I’ve done my best to treat the world as my catwalk.”; “Whether I’m in New York or gay Paris.”; “I never want to forget that moment where I chose to just be me.”
Song: “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
Judges’ guesses: Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Donald Glover, Billy Porter, RuPaul, Seal
Additional clue: “I want to tell everybody how perfect and exciting it has been playing the Leopard but how utterly shocked my little ones are going to be when they find out it’s me.”
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Faceoff No. 2: Flower vs. Rottweiler
Image zoom Flower; Rottweiler Michael Becker / FOX (2)
5 Reasons ‘The Masked Singer’s Flower Is Probably This Soul Legend
The Masked Singer may be on a little hiatus due to the World Series, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop guessing who is behind this season’s masks.
Viewers have only the Season 2 contestants’ voices and cryptic intros as their true clues into the identities. Since we’ve heard all of the contestants at this point, more time spent listening can prove helpful in the quest to uncover these figures.
One performer that definitely stands out in the crowd is Flower, who has a voice any singer would envy and plenty of stage presence to boot. Below, we’re breaking down all of the reasons why the competitor is likely to be none other than Patti LaBelle.
7 Reasons ‘The Masked Singer’s Flamingo Is Probably This Former Disney Star
This self-proclaimed ‘chica’ has quite the voice.
1. The Voice
Ms. LaBelle’s voice has been making an impression on fans since the ’60s, so it’s definitely easy to identify the icon’s timeless sound. That sound seems awfully similar to that of The Masked Singer’s Flower, but you can decide for yourself by listening to side-by-side tracks below.
During one clue package, Flower hinted at a love for cooking and that it was among the many talents she tapped into for her empire. Patti LaBelle starred on Cooking Channel’s Patti LaBelle’s Place from 2015 through 2016, which you can take a peek at below. Plus, you won’t want to miss her line of delicious pies!
In Flower’s clue package, she hints at wearing lipstick and pumps into the grocery store. While this may seem like a vague hint, if people know Patti LaBelle well, they’d know she also released her own line of the makeup.
4. “Vision of Love”
One clue for the flower was her claim to be a “vision of love” on stage, and while the reference could’ve been easily passed over, it shouldn’t be — LaBelle is the godmother of pop diva Mariah Carey, who happens to have the famous single “Vision of Love.”
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5. Smells Good
The Flower claims to be the flower because she “smells good,” and while flowers may be the first thing that come to mind, perfume smells pretty good, too. As part of LaBelle’s empire, she’s sold her own perfume, only adding fuel to this growing fire behind the Flower’s possible identity.
6 Reasons ‘The Masked Singer’s Butterfly Is Probably This Singer
There’s a lot of evidence supporting the idea that this singer is a former member of a massive female pop group.
So, who do you think Flower is behind the mask? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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That’s how The Flower crumbles. On Wednesday night, The Masked Singer said goodbye to its floral character, who has the unique honor of being the most disturbing contestant on the whosungit’s second season. Who was unmasked on The Masked Singer Season 2? After an intense face-off with three other contestants, The Flower wilted under the pressure, and at the end of the show, she was revealed to be… iconic singer Patti LaBelle.
Tonight, The Masked Singer brought back Joel McHale as a guest panelist, and he once again managed to save the show from its own worst impulses. McHale & Co. were tasked with evaluating four different performances — in two head-to-head battles — from The Flamingo, Leopard, Flower, and Rottweiler. The Flower performed in the second half of the show, but first, she offered a few new clues about her identity. Her latest clue package revealed that she’s loved “getting to do what like never before,” suggesting that she has a background in singing. “Like a bud to a bloom, in my career, I’m always changing,” she said. The Flower’s package also featured perfume, dominos, a disco ball, and a reference to the Rolling Stones. “I may have a legendary aura surrounding me, but tonight, I’m going to show that my voice alone can carry me to the finals,” she added.
The Flower went on to perform “Alone” by Heart, and the panel praised her strong vocals and unique voice (which turned out to be a decoy, as she later revealed that she purposefully changed her voice to confuse viewers). Jenny McCarthy suggested legend Patti Labelle, and Robin Thicke agreed, citing the Patty Cake reference in the clue package. Guest judge McHale insisted that The Flower is Barbra Streisand, while Ken Jeong guessed the “Queen of Disco” Björk.
The panel didn’t have to wait long to get their answer. The Flower lost to The Rottweiler, and after a Smackdown Battle with The Leopard, she was eliminated. Finally, The Flower took off her mask, revealing none other than Patti LaBelle. After getting totally stumped by Kelly Osbourne last week, the judges have officially redeemed themselves.
Who will be sent home from The Masked Singer next? Tune in every Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox to find out.
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