The Masked Singer Reveals 2 Reality TV Legends as Beets

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Beats is exposed – spoiler alert – American Idol‘S ruben studdard And clay aken During the Wednesday, May 1, episode of the Fox reality competition series, and the panelists couldn’t get enough.

The duo performed “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” bill medley And jennifer warnes Gumball tried to save himself in the final moments of the show, but ultimately failed, despite none of the judges correctly guessing his identity.

“It was amazing, we had a great time. It’s so much fun and the audience is amazing. It’s good to see everybody, it’s a good time,” Studdard said, while Aiken expressed happiness at being compared to some of the judges’ guesses, such as Boyz II Men and K-C & JoJo.

Aiken and Studdard, both 45, competed in Season 2 statueWhich aired in 2003. Studdard was crowned the winnerbut narrow his margin of victory – Only 134,000 votes – controversy arose at that time, However, since then, the two singers have remained friends. In 2023, they embarked on a joint tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their time statue,

The Masked Singer Beats reveal is a delightful blast from reality TV past

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Last year, Aiken admitted that he did not like it when attendees told him that they voted for him or vice versa.

He explained, “We’ll sometimes see someone in the audience with an old Reuben shirt, like there was a lady last night… and I joked with her.” Washington Post, “But I also don’t like it when we meet and someone says, ‘I voted for you,’ when [Ruben] Is in the room. it pisses me off! And if someone says so to him, [he] It would be better if you also get angry.

Studdard countered that such talk did not bother him because fans were the reason he was able to do the anniversary tour in the first place.

“It doesn’t make me crazy,” he explained. “Because if no one had voted for him we wouldn’t be here, and vice versa, so he needs to calm down.”

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In the past weeks, masked singer Panelists speculated that Beats might arrested Development alum jason bateman And Will Arnett Or Only murders in the building Stars steve martin And martin short, However, later, all clues pointed towards Studdard and Aiken.

The 40 million views on Beats hint refers to the fact that approximately 40 million people tuned in to watch the season 2 finale of Idol. The two also mentioned the fact that the world was intent on pitting them against each other, even though they see themselves as brothers.

“We do not have the right to choose our family. Most families are predestined by blood; Some are predestined by God to come into our lives,” Aiken wrote via instagram In December 2022. “I’ve got a brother who was born into my family and a brother who the good Lord introduced me to in 2003. … If you’ve had the blessing of knowing Ruben Studdard, you understand: Not a lot of humans America fell in love with him because he felt happy and welcome in real life;

masked singer It airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET on Fox.