The Unicorn is here and she is ready to leave her magical mark on The Masked Singer stage when the part-guessing game, part-music extravaganza premieres on Monday, 23 September at 7.30pm on 10.
With the first episode around the corner 10 has revealed some hints about who is behind the mask, with them possibly being:
• An ARIA Award winner
• An MTV Award winner
• A Logie Award winner
• A World Cup winner
• An Order of Australia winner
• A Hall of Famer
Each week The Masked Singer will feature celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is disguised head-to-toe in an elaborate costume to conceal their identity.
Actor Lindsay Lohan, music hit maker Dannii Minogue, pop culture guru Jackie O and comedian Dave Hughes have all ripped up their busy diaries in order to play the country’s biggest game of guess who, The Masked Singer Australia.
As 12 celebrities take the stage hidden beneath bizarre disguises (like The Prawn and The Unicorn) this musical crack unit of detectives will take a handful of clues and the sound of each celebrity’s voice to try and unearth just who is behind the mask.
On joining The Masked Singer Australia panel, Lindsay said: “The show has already been a huge success and I can only imagine it will get bigger. Each week will be so exciting to watch who performs and try and guess who’s behind the masks. I feel honoured to sit on the panel and be a part of such an amazing show.”
On why she thinks The Masked Singer Australia will stand out from other talent competitions, Dannii Minogue said: “The Masked Singer is an incredible show that already has fans around the world. I love the music, drama of the costumes, the fun of guessing the performers, and most of all the tension when the performer is revealed.”
Dave Hughes said on his selection on the shows judges panel: “Never has the phrase ‘thorn between the roses’ been more apt. I will attempt to give the common man’s view while sitting amongst these goddesses.”
10 has turned to an experienced music man to steer the ship on its new format The Masked Singer, Osher Günsberg, one of the network’s most-trusted TV hosts and a passionate music expert.
In recent years, Günsberg is best known for his work as Australia’s favourite matchmaker in his role as host of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia and the romantic franchise’s tropical spinoff, Bachelor In Paradise.
On his return to music television, Osher said: “I’m so excited to be a part of a big, loud entertainment show for Network 10. The Masked Singer Australia is such an out-there show, such a wild format, and I can’t wait for people to see it.
“While lately, I’ve been whispering very seriously about roses, this is a very different side of what I do, and I’m thrilled that we’re doing it.”