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‘The Masked Singer’ Season 1 finale recap: The Peacock sings Ray Charles’ ‘Shake a Tail Feather’

The Peacock was one of the three finalists of “The Masked Singer.” He competed against the Bee and the Monster in the singing competition series’ final episode “The Final Mask is Lifted,” which aired on February 27, 2019 on Fox.

As a guest panelist, Kenan Thompson joined resident panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger and host Nick Cannon. The Peacock was the first finalist to perform.

“You could say I struck like and Egyptian because I have a starring role next to a pharaoh and another alongside pyramids,” the Peacock said. “Now, Bee may have her hive, but a beehive symbolizes where I’m from.”

Viewers learned that the Peacock lived nearly every dream he has had as he has sang, danced, hosted in his career. As a perfectionist, he believes that the key to success is to not relax and to always think about how to improve.

For the Peacock, winning “The Masked Singer” would mean everything and in the final episode, he sang “Shake a Tail Feather” by The Five Du-Tones. The Chicago-based group’s original version of the song was released in 1963 and was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 film “Hairspray.”

Ray Charles sang “Shake a Tail Feather” in his scenes in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.” When the Peacock sang the song, he struck his usual pose in the end.

Scherzinger believed that the Peacock cared, which was what separated him from everybody else. The masked singer told Cannon, “I have been in show business a long time but this is probably the most fun thing I’ve ever done.”

“If it’s not Neil Patrick Harris, I’m going to jump on stage and impale myself on that beak,” McCarthy said. For Thicke, the Peacock could be Weird Al Yankovic.

Watch the Peacock perform “Shake a Tail Feather” here:

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