The Bee is one of the 10 contestants of “The Masked Singer” Season 1 whose identities have yet to be revealed. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the Fox reality singing competition show features Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy as the celebrity judges.
What we have learned after the unmasking of The Hippo as Antonio Brown in episode 1 titled “Mask on Face Off” and The Pineapple as Tommy Chong in episode 2 “New Masks on the Block” is that the objects presented as clues should not be taken literally. The clue to The Bee’s identity is tennis but it may not mean that she is a tennis player.
“In my long career, I’ve flown to soaring heights,” The Bee said. “You can call me Queen Bee but Empress also suits me.”
Performing “Chandelier” by Sia, The Bee proved that she deserves such titles as Queen of Music or Singing Empress. McCarthy said she was getting goosebumps while Thicke described The Bee’s pitch and vibrato as perfect.
After the performance, Scherzinger asked The Bee what decade she started singing in. The mystery contestant said she has been singing since the 1950s.
Scherzinger thought The Bee could be Dionne Warwick. However, these are the netizens’ guesses:
Gladys Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on May 28, 1944 to Merald Woodlow Knight Sr. and Sara Elizabeth Woods Knight. Dubbed the Empress of Soul, Gladys released 11 studio albums and 18 singles from 1978 to 2015.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA on November 26, 1939 to Floyd Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla Currie Bullock. From 1974 to 2018, Turner released 10 studio albums, five compilation albums, two live albums and two soundtracks.
Jenifer Lewis was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on January 25, 1957 to Edward James Lewis and Dorothy Lewis. Acting professionally since 1988, Jenifer has been playing Ruby Johnson in “Black-ish” since 2014.
Watch The Bee’s performance of “Chandelier” here: