The semi-final of ‘The Masked Singer UK’ took place last night and two more contestants were unmasked during the show.
The panel – Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan – were joined by comedian Matt Lucas this week as they threw out more random (and sometimes good) guesses. Joel Dommett tried his best to keep things together and make sure the evening ran smoothly.
I’ve rounded up all of the clues from last night (and there were a lot!) and revised my guesses ahead of the final next week. Keep reading to find out my thoughts…
The clues: Badger referred to being able to be anonymous thanks to his career. He was seen walking in the snow and he said he looked out for others. Badger uses his platform to help others be discovered and he was seen in front of a sign that said ‘blurry lines’.
Previous clues: Badger said he was used to be in sets and he’s used to more than one kind of studio. He’s won lots of awards/medals and was seen Googling for hats. We also saw a fan letter from someone called Barbra. Badger said that he was very homely and from a big family. He said he was one of a kind and all of his family were creative with his mother opening him up to his gift. Badger said there wasn’t even room for a mouse in his house. Badger said the panel would have to get up extra early to catch him. He said he was shy around girls, especially when he was younger. At school he wrote poems about girls but was too shy to show them. Badger kept his talent hidden from his friends but his talent blossomed when he showed his friends. Badger has been used to being anonymous in his career. He said he could have been surrounded by people but no one would know who he was. Badger said he was going to try and claw his way to victory. He also said he saw things as a virtual world.
Two lies and one truth:
- Good at dodging furniture
- When working I’m often found in green
- Strictly speaking dancing is something I’m well known for
Our guess: Kevin Clifton. I’m sticking with this one. The anonymous clue doesn’t really work with Kevin but I can’t think of anyone else it could be!
The clues: Robin said he’s known for being ‘blue’ and referred to starting his career at a young age. He evolved quickly and his discovery was almost accidental. Robin was seen playing with a football.
Previous clues: Robin said he’d not always been bright and confident. He said he was preyed upon for being different and uses his voice to inspire birds like him. Robin made a reference to diversity and helping people change their lives.We also saw Robin being screamed at by a crowd of girls.Robin said he was here for the long run and made a reference to ‘the luck of the Irish’. Robin said he’s been all over the world but some locations are not for him. He doesn’t want to waste time not doing the things he loves and that the simple things in life taste the sweetest. Robin said that sport has always been a part of his life and he was a footballer. He said he’s represented his country on the pitch and played alongside some real legends.
Robin was seen boxing before walking onto a stage. He was seen singing into a microphone and appeared very confident, and said he sometimes ‘flies without wings’. We also saw a glimpse of Albert Square so could there be an EastEnders reference in there?
Two lies and one truth:
- My real name is out of this world
- This Robin’s habitat is more tropical than you think
- I started performing by doing impressions
Our guess: Aston Merrygold from JLS. I’ve not budged on this one since week one and I’m not budging now.
The clues: Sausage said she has some tales to tell and she was seen in Blackpool. She was once on the menu for a Princess and she’s not a fighter. Sausage is a true romantic and she enjoys seeing people getting married.
Previous clues: Sausage was seen in Blackpool and she talked about travelling to see lots of different places. She said she doesn’t need luxury and is happy to sleep in a camper van. Travelling makes her feel young at heart. We also saw candles and hippy style items in Sausage’s dressing room.Sausage said she was shaking in her boots during her last performance. She said someone once said she looked like a horse. Sausage enjoys hiding her face and said it’s not the first time she’s hidden her face in her work. Sausage said she can be gourmet or no-nonsense, she considers herself the latter. She loves the simple life and was seen carrying a glittery tool box. Sausage is often seen doing DIY.
Sausage is a combination of lots of things. Can be labelled a tom boy but likes to be glam. On the food truck it said ‘Billie’ and Sausage said she was going to sing a really banger. Her performances are a balancing act.
Two lies and one truth:
- My hair colour is certified by law.
- Someone once said she looks like a popstar, sounds like a popstar and is a popstar.
- I owe my career to a horse.
Our guess: Joss Stone. I’m absolutely convinced on this one.
Dragon was the first to be unmasked and it was TV presenter Sue Perkins.
Harlequin was the second to be unmasked and it was Gabrielle.
They join previously unmasked contestants Viking (Moretn Harket), Blob (Lenny Henry), Bush Baby (John Thomson), Grandfather Clock (Glen Hoddle), Swan (Martine McCutcheon), Seahorse (Melanie B) and Alien (Sophie Ellis-Bextor).
‘The Masked Singer UK’ series 2 final airs at 7pm Saturday on ITV.