Recently, Fox’s season one of “The Masked Singer” came to a close. While I am not a fan of reality TV, I enjoyed the concept of listening to the contestants ability to sing (or not) without a preconceived notion of who they are and what their past was.
I really enjoyed getting to listen to each contestant. Some were really great, and some were…lets just say not so good, but I was able to make that judgement based on how they sounded, not what they looked like or what their past might have been. I often do this at home; I am not really in the know of famous artists or their background, but if I hear a song and I like it, I will then figure out who the artist is and then buy the song. We tend to prejudge people based on their looks, their fame, and their background. But, if you went in with a blindfold and just listened, like “The Masked Singer” basically does, then you may discover all kinds of music that you love, but may have never experienced otherwise.
Again, I am not a fan of the screaming, yelling, and judging that often comes with these competition reality shows, so I would often just watch the singing and reveal parts of the show and skip everything else. But if you’re into reality shows, especially singing competition like shows, this is right up your ally.
I’d say the costumes were really fun too. Some of them were a little more traditional looking, and some got really creative. There was a monster, peacock, bee, lion, alien, rabbit, raven, unicorn, poodle, deer, pineapple, and a hippo. My personal favorite was the lion.
The top three, monster, peacock, and bee, were my favorite. This makes sense considering that they are all singing professionals. The peacock was blatantly obvious to my from the moment he started singing in the first episode. I won’t spoil the reveal in case you have not seen it, but would like to. The bee was probably my favorite, for her singing was usually tugging at my heart-strings. The monsters reveal was a complete surprise to nearly everybody. He can sing, but I think I would have prejudged him, if I knew who he was or his music before he performed.
All in all, it can be a fun watch; if you’re up for it. You can find online at places like Hulu or YouTube. You can also expand your listening horizons by doing a blind listening exercise with a friend or with the radio. This is one reality show that I enjoyed and appreciate. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to give a like, and if there was one thing you took away from this, or future posts you’d like me to share, leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks.