The Masked Singer premiered last week and created quite a buzz! This week was no different, with six all new costumed performers singing for the first time. But it was the Bee who stole the show!
Here is the Bee’s first impressive performance and what we know about her now:
Week 2 Clues
Strength: Hard Worker
Episode 2 Clues: The Bee says in her long career, she’s flied to soaring heights. Being a worker bee keeps her young! She says, “you can call me Queen Bee but Empress also suits me.” The Bee is looking forward to singing to a new generation. She wants to see if she still has what it takes! Then, the Bee revealed she started singing in the ’50s.
Episode 2 Song: “Chandelier” by Sia
Who is the Bee? (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Gladys Knight (Honorable Mentions: Tina Turner, Chaka Kahn, and Patti LaBelle)
This one actually had enough hints in it to solve, if you were playing close enough attention! But there honestly wasn’t much to work with. She’s clearly had a long and impressive career from everything the Bee said. Starting to sing in the 1950’s is no small feat, considering that was 60 years ago! That narrows down the options a lot as it is. The tennis balls gave a little hint because Gladys has been open about her love for tennis. Also the hint on the website that the Bee is “no stranger to competitions” may be alluding to the fact that Gladys was the lead judge on “Apollo Live,” a singing competition show on BET.
Everything else was pretty one-directional though, hinting at wanting her voice to reach a new generation. But the biggest giveaway is when the Bee mentioned (in a quick, almost throwaway line) that “Empress” also suits her. Well, Gladys is known as the Empress of Soul! And since the voice also seems to match, that just about cracks the case, if I do say so myself.