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#7!

 

The Clues:

- Could have something colorful in common with another Top 10 act

- Has a license to kill anyone with vocals

- Was eliminated in another show in a week in which the buzz should've been strong

 

7. Bee/Gladys Knight

Season 1: Third Place

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Bee - Chandelier

Bee - Locked Out Of Heaven

Bee - Wrecking Ball

Bee - What’s Love Got To Do With It

Bee - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Bee - I Can’t Make You Love Me

Bee Unmasking

 

Coming in at lucky #7 is an insect that brought a lot of sweetness to TMS! Bee was certainly one of the more impressive acts during S1 and in general. The costume was designed well outside of the mask. If I had to pick my favorite parts, they would be the wings and the open stinger with the four thin black legs on it. Finally, the honeycomb-like collar was a nice design touch. Beyond that, Bee gave us some of the strongest vocal performances on the show. Speaking of which, let’s get right into it.

 

Bee began her TMS run with Chandelier, which is a difficult song to sing. However, she gave a strong vocal, and I was very familiar with the voice from the get-go. :yes: She followed that with Locked Out Of Heaven, which was a lot of fun. My favorite parts were the “uhs” and Joel McHale's booty shaking dance. :lmao: With that said, the drapes in the background were kind of distracting. Bee then gave one of my favorite vocal performances the next time she took the stage with Wrecking Ball. Funny enough, I’m not a Miley Cyrus fan, but WB is a song I’ve always liked. It’s in my Top 5 S1 TMS performances, and I’d go as far as saying Bee’s version is my favorite rendition of the song. She came back the next time with What’s Love Got To Do With It. She was vocally strong as always; however, my favorite parts are the hip shakes during the pre-chorus and Ken’s actions during the whole performance. Next was A Natural Woman, which was a very soulful performance. With that said, the main thing I noticed was her mouth moving underneath the mask’s mouth. In addition to this, Kelly kind of spoiled me on the song because all I can hear is the whistle note during the “you make me feel so alive” part. :haha: Back to Bee, she would make it to the finals where she sang a really pretty version of I Can’t Make You Love Me. If there was anything to criticize over this performance, it was the rising platform and the creepy looking dancers. Having said that, I hoped she’d at least finish in the Top 2; however, she placed third when it was all said and done. I think the main thing that hurt her was the perception of the performance not being as dynamic as Peacock’s or Monster’s; then again, who really knows how the voting works in this show. Regardless, she was unmasked as R&B/soul legend Gladys Knight. I knew it was her from the beginning. I picked up on the hints from the first clue package, with the main one being empress because her nickname is The Empress of Soul. Hearing her sing from the first note confirmed it. I loved how almost everyone, from the regular panel to the guest singers, knew it was her almost instantly. Kenan Thompson was all “everyone knows that’s Gladys Knight”. Speaking of whom, I liked his speech to her after her unmasking. Of course, Ken had to be contrarian and was adamant about Bee being Anita Baker. :lmao: The last thing I’ll say is that I would definitely buy any recordings of the songs Bee sang because she still has the voice, plus I think she’s the best of the soul divas to do the soul and slayed her more contemporary performances. Overall, Bee was one of the best acts of S1 and one I highly enjoyed.

 

07. Bee/Gladys Knight:

 

I'll explain the first clue. The something colorful in common was referring to the colors black and yellow. Bee's costume was black and yellow, as are bees in general. In addition, Black And Yellow is a song by Wiz Khalifa AKA Chameleon, who is in the Top 10 of this ranking along with Bee. The other two clues were already explained.

 

The Sensational Six:

Monster

Fox

Rottweiler

Frog

Sun

Seahorse

 

The clues for #6:

- Fell short against it natural rival in another habitat

- Microphone checka, swingin' sword lecture; closin' down the sector, supreme neck protector

- Was invited to fill up a tank and hit the road with a band

 

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Time for #6.

 

The clues:

- Fell short against its natural rival in another habitat

- Microphone checka, swingin' sword lecture; closin' down the sector, supreme neck protector

- Was invited to fill up a tank and hit the road with a band

 

 

6. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry

Season 2: Second Place

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Rottweiler - Maneater

Rottweiler - Love Runs Out

Rottweiler - Castle On The Hill

Rottweiler - Grenade

Rottweiler - Someone You Loved

Rottweiler - Mr. Brightside

Rottweiler - Alive

Rottweiler Unmasking

 

To paraphrase Baha Men, I let the dogs - or in this case, dog - out. :haha: Barking and roaming his way into the #6 spot is Rottweiler. The costume is one of my favorites of the series. I liked the mask, coat, jeans, hat, and shoes. I also liked when he wore the Santa hat along with the Christmas sweater. What I found the most interesting was the reason he picked the costume, which was to help him overcome his fear of rottweilers. Outside of the costume, Rottweiler was a consistent act who gave his fair share of great performances on the show and from what I understand, considered to be a favorite to win the whole thing. With that said, on to the performances.

 

He started his impressive run with a great performance of Maneater. Along with the strong vocals, he showed some nice swag when moving with the dancers seeing that he isn’t much of a dancer normally. As with Bee, I was familiar with the voice from the beginning, especially that unmistakable vibrato. The performance was enough for him to beat Tree in the head-to-head and emerge from Group B. The next time Rottweiler took the stage was the fifth episode in which he sang Love Runs Out, which was a performance very similar to Maneater. Next, he took on the Ed Sheeran single Castle On A Hill, which was another solid effort on his behalf. Following that, he gave an explosive performance of Grenade (ducks tomatoes thrown at me) that I enjoyed despite being tired of hearing that song. That performance won him the head-to-head against Flower and allowed him to advance to the next round. There he stepped away from the up-tempo performances and sang the Lewis Capaldi ballad Someone You Loved. Unfortunately, this is my least favorite performance of his; however, it has nothing to do with Rottweiler himself. On the contrary, he sang the song and emoted it really well. Also, it has nothing to do with being a ballad. It’s just that, like I mentioned in Turtle’s write-up, I am not a Lewis Capaldi fan and I like Someone You Loved even less than Before You Go. OK, enough of my Lewis Capaldi grumblings, time to move on to the next performance which was Mr. Brightside. This was a rather interesting performance. It started off as a ballad, and I thought the rest of the performance would be the same. However, it became the more up-tempo version it’s known for during the chorus. Regardless, it was still a strong performance and it was enough for him to advance to the finals alongside Flamingo and Fox. There he gave, which was not only my favorite performance of his, but one of my overall favorite TMS performances with Alive. It helps that I love the song (funny enough, not when Sia sings it). In addition, the dancers were both great and hilarious, especially at the beginning of it. It was certainly a great final performance of the season and one that would’ve been worthy enough to win it all. Nonetheless, he was the runner-up to Fox and was unmasked as Chris Daughtry. I was surprised none of the panel got him; I like to think they were unfamiliar with him because anyone who was familiar would’ve known it was him from the first performance of the season. :haha: From what I understand, there were complaints about him not winning the season, but it is what it is. Regardless, Rottweiler is one of the best TMS acts when it’s all said and done.

 

 

06. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry:

 

The Fab Five:

Monster

Fox

Frog

Sun

Seahorse

 

#5 to come some time.

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On 9/15/2021 at 8:32 PM, Crisis said:

 

No, it was a joke!

 

We just need someone who's as over the top as Donny! :lmao: How dare they make the video of such iconic television not available?! 😡 Whoever did such a thing has no taste! 😤

 

Happy to see you're happy! Oh, I guess I wasn't paying too much attention when they referenced it. :haha: I don't have much argument regarding his performances. I kind of noticed you like to bring the drama once in a while. :giggle: I understand the reasoning of why Archie's was more devastating. I think it has to do with the level of investment because the voters determine who wins whereas it's only a few groups who determine the winner of TMS. Plus the stakes are higher on Idol because the prize is a recording contract whereas it's a trophy and bragging rights on TMS.

 

There's nothing wrong with tooting one's own horn at such an accomplishment! :yes:

 

Oh no, you didn't mess up anything. I've been so busy I haven't been able to churn out any rankings or write-ups at the pace I want. Ah, the wonder that is life.

 

08. I can definitely see how the face can be creepy. :lmao: I had a feeling this was an act you wouldn't care for. The panel hypes everyone! I didn't feel she was hyped more than most. I'd probably have to check myself in therapy if there are any more lips-based costumes. :lmao: As you know, I'm not afraid to be critical of acts or people I'm a fan of. Seeing that Frog has yet to be ranked, I like him over her as well; however, I still am a fan of Night Angel. 

 

Well, you were the only one to try to guess the clues. :dead:

 

 

I know. :blushingwave: But I can use it to excuse me for how horrible I am at keeping up with things these days. :wacko:  

 

Yes! :lmao: Ugh seriously. :( I need to see if there's another video.

 

Thank you! Ahh yes. I'm glad we agree and hope you enjoy my ~drama~. :lmao: Yes, these are all good points and what contributed to it. :yes: 

 

Thank you. ❤️ 

 

Ahhh okay. I sure know it about life!

 

Haha yeah. I know they cheer everyone on but I didn't think she was as amazing as they said, although I don't remember the specific comments. It's just how I feel. Welp, the Queen of Hearts has some prominent lips on their costume. :giggle: Yes, I understand. 

 

Well yay me for that, I guess. :giggle: 

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07. Bee/Gladys Knight: Ahhh I get the first clue now, but would have never figured that out. :haha: At least I still got her with the other clues.  Gladys definitely has a very distinct voice and even I could recognize it. :giggle: LOL your comments on the LooH performance. She was definitely a strong and consistent performer. "the main thing I noticed was her mouth moving underneath the mask’s mouth. 😮  I don't remember. LOL at creepy looking dancers in her final performance. I also love the Kenan moment declaring it was her. :haha:  Ken is so silly, as always.  Anyway, Bee wasn't necessarily a favorite of mine, but she was good and worthy of making it to the end.

 

06. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry: Okay, I thought of Chris for the first two clues... although not quite sure I have the reason for the second one. :haha: And sort of thought he fit the last one too considering his band, but I'm sure there's more to it. Anyway, I love the Rottweiler costume so much! :wub: Definitely one of my favorites. I also love how he dressed for Christmas. ❤️  I forgot he was scared of rottweilers. 😮  This was the first time I knew who someone was right away and before the show even started. :haha: I heard him sing on a commercial and recognized his voice instantly. He was so consistent and I loved his run on the show. "Following that, he gave an explosive performance of Grenade (ducks tomatoes thrown at me) " Wait, why are tomatoes being thrown? I'm confused. But oh nooo, once again Someone You Loved was one of my top favorites of his. It was so good. 😭  But yessssss, Alive was my other top favorite of his! That was such a moment. I already wanted him to win and thought that performance could have done it. :broken: He's definitely among my all-time favorites and I was disappointed he came up short, although Fox was my second favorite. 

 

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On 10/10/2021 at 6:53 PM, miss denise said:

 

I know. :blushingwave: But I can use it to excuse me for how horrible I am at keeping up with things these days. :wacko:  

 

Yes! :lmao: Ugh seriously. :( I need to see if there's another video.

 

Thank you! Ahh yes. I'm glad we agree and hope you enjoy my ~drama~. :lmao: Yes, these are all good points and what contributed to it. :yes: 

 

Thank you. ❤️ 

 

Ahhh okay. I sure know it about life!

 

Haha yeah. I know they cheer everyone on but I didn't think she was as amazing as they said, although I don't remember the specific comments. It's just how I feel. Welp, the Queen of Hearts has some prominent lips on their costume. :giggle: Yes, I understand. 

 

Well yay me for that, I guess. :giggle: 

 

You're excused. ^_^

 

Hopefully there is or the original is uploaded at the very least.

 

:lmao:

 

You're welcome. ❤️

 

Yeah, it can be the pits at times.

 

I guess we agree to disagree regarding her. I slightly expressed my complaints about the Queen of Hearts costume in the episode thread. :haha: With that said, this one isn't as bad because it's not just lips. :haha: Happy to see you do.

 

At least someone did. I'll most likely refrain from posting any more clues and just post the acts. Speaking of which, I'll try to have #5 up in the next couple of days.

 

On 10/10/2021 at 7:05 PM, miss denise said:

07. Bee/Gladys Knight: Ahhh I get the first clue now, but would have never figured that out. :haha: At least I still got her with the other clues.  Gladys definitely has a very distinct voice and even I could recognize it. :giggle: LOL your comments on the LooH performance. She was definitely a strong and consistent performer. "the main thing I noticed was her mouth moving underneath the mask’s mouth. 😮  I don't remember. LOL at creepy looking dancers in her final performance. I also love the Kenan moment declaring it was her. :haha:  Ken is so silly, as always.  Anyway, Bee wasn't necessarily a favorite of mine, but she was good and worthy of making it to the end.

 

06. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry: Okay, I thought of Chris for the first two clues... although not quite sure I have the reason for the second one. :haha: And sort of thought he fit the last one too considering his band, but I'm sure there's more to it. Anyway, I love the Rottweiler costume so much! :wub: Definitely one of my favorites. I also love how he dressed for Christmas. ❤️  I forgot he was scared of rottweilers. 😮  This was the first time I knew who someone was right away and before the show even started. :haha: I heard him sing on a commercial and recognized his voice instantly. He was so consistent and I loved his run on the show. "Following that, he gave an explosive performance of Grenade (ducks tomatoes thrown at me) " Wait, why are tomatoes being thrown? I'm confused. But oh nooo, once again Someone You Loved was one of my top favorites of his. It was so good. 😭  But yessssss, Alive was my other top favorite of his! That was such a moment. I already wanted him to win and thought that performance could have done it. :broken: He's definitely among my all-time favorites and I was disappointed he came up short, although Fox was my second favorite. 

 

 

07. I pretty much agree with everything here, except she obviously is a favorite of mine. :haha:

 

06. The second clue were lyrics to the Method Man & Redman song Da Rockwilder. The third clue is a reference to Chris receiving an offer to be the lead singer of Fuel after his season of Idol. The Rottweiler costume was a great one. :yes: My comments on Grenade was a bad pun because of grenades exploding. :haha: I won't say too much about Alive because Fox hasn't appeared yet and want to expand more on that in his write-up.

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#5!

 

5. Fox/Wayne Brady

Season 2: First Place

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Fox - This Love

Fox - Hey Look Ma, I Made It

Fox - Every Little Step

Fox - Tennessee Whiskey

Fox - Blame It

Fox - This Christmas

Fox - Try A Little Tenderness

Fox Unmasking

 

At #5 is Fox. Fox was an entertaining and versatile act whose performances I’ve enjoyed in some form or another. I went back and forth between him and Rottweiler as far as my favorite S2 acts were concerned; in the end I gave Fox the slight edge. His costume is one of the best designed ones in the series. I liked the whole steampunk/Sherlock Holmes type of vibe it had going for it. In addition, it appeared to be part-cyborg, seeing that the right half of its face, especially the eye, was mechanical. With that said, onto Fox’s time on TMS.

 

He began his run with a strong performance of This Love, which is a song I don’t care for mainly due to it being overplayed. As great as Fox was, however, the best part was the dancer. She really got into character during the performance. He easily won the head-to-head against Penguin and advanced to the next round. His next performance Hey Look Ma, I Made It was a great case of showmanship, especially the dance breakdown in the middle of it. The subsequent performance of Every Little Step was more of the same, with the highlights being Nicole, Ken, and Triumph dancing (:bobo:) and the split Fox did at the end. I also noticed he wore different pants for the performance. The next time Fox took the stage, he did away with the dancing and performing and gave a smooth performance of Tennessee Whiskey. The performance was good enough for him to beat Butterfly in the head-to-head and advance to the next round. After that, he went back to a more upbeat performance with Blame It (I got a kick out of T-Pain saying it was a great song. I wonder why he thought that 🤔 :haha:). The jazzy like intro was a nice touch before the rest of the performance went into gear. This is my second favorite performance of his. I also think this performance dispelled any notion he was Jamie Foxx because from what I understand no act has sung any of their own songs on the show thus far. Fox next took the stage and sang This Christmas for the Christmas themed episode. This Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas songs, so I enjoyed this performance a lot. In addition, I liked the holly he added onto his hat and chest. Finally, my favorite thing about the performance was the interaction with the dancer (who did her thing in her own right) from turning the imaginary knob on the snow globe and the hug at the end. I think this is one of the few times the act physically interacted with a dancer, so it was a nice touch. Fox would then advance to the finals and gave not only my personal favorite performance of his, but another one of my all-time favorite TMS performances with Try A Little Tenderness. He clearly pulled out all of the stops for this one. The most memorable part may be the rap verse in the middle, but the whole performance was great. Apparently that performance was enough for Fox to win the season which I had no issues with, although Rottweiler would’ve made a great winner as well. Fox was unmasked as Wayne Brady, who I kind of figured out early on. I believe there was some controversy over Fox winning, but as mentioned either him or Rottweiler would’ve been fine. All in all, Fox was certainly one of the most all-around acts TMS has ever had and one of the best overall. :yes:

 

05. Fox/Wayne Brady:

 

The Final Four:

Monster

Frog

Sun

Seahorse

 

#4 to come.

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