For the past three weeks, he’s been casting a spell on The Masked Singer Australia viewers with his pop performances. But on Tuesday night, the Wizard was unmasked, as audiences votes to send him home. And under that wizardly mask was none other than Australia’s Eurovision 2017 singer, Isaiah Firebrace.

This week Isaiah had performed P!nk’s 2010 hit “Raise Your Glass”. Joined by some suitably wizardly dancers, Isaiah delivered a solid vocal performance while strutting his stuff on a giant table.

But he was up against some tough competition from the Bushranger, the Cactus and the Kitten. In the end, once the audience voted, the Wizard was the one shown the door — but not before his dramatic mask-removal sequence.

Isaiah also gave an interview, where he talked about his experience on The Masked Singer — specifically how it compared to Eurovision. The “Don’t Come Easy” singer revealed, “I’ve done things like Eurovision — and that experience was crazy — but nothing compares to The Masked Singer. This has been crazy, fun and amazing.”

Meanwhile, the Queen is yet to remove her crown — and the rest of her mask. This week she performed Marilyn Monroe’s classic musical tune “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.

Queenie wasn’t wearing her giant hoop skirt, giving her a bit more flexibility with her stage moves, meaning she could shimmy and shake around with her dancers. Her Royal Highness also introduced some operatic vocals to the song — leaving many viewers convinced that Queen is Kate Miller-Heidke.

The Masked Singer Australia’s Covid shock

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the show. Last week production was halted when several crew members tested positive for Covid-19.

The show is filmed in Melbourne and the city is currently under strict Stage 4 lockdown restrictions, as attempts are made to get a Covid resurgence under control. Existing television productions were allowed to continue filming, provided they complied with safety standards.

The Masked Singer Australia had been filming its grand finale when production was halted. While the cast and crew are all in 14-day self-isolation, the show producers expect to have the finale filmed by the time the series is due to conclude.

However, a crew member told the Sydney Morning Herald that, “We have no idea at this stage what the finale will actually look like. We might have to ask some people [in self-isolation] to film themselves inside their homes or hotel rooms, or it could be something else entirely.”

They added: “It’ll take a while to figure out the details but we’re a creative bunch and I’m sure we’ll find a solution.”

What do you think? Were you surprised to see Isaiah behind the Wizard? And how can the series film its finale but keep things corona-safe? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Una
Una
3 months ago

I read about recording put on hold on the BBC website. Incredible how this news made to the BBC!! Such a shame! So nothing is certain now even with small-scale events like this in a controlled environment. How can other events go on? Even Eurovision next year. I am getting a bit worried now. The management of this situation of potential propagation is going to be difficult. If noone drops we may have at least 40 broadcasters participating next year. With recorded backings the number of people in delegations may drop. But there should be one rule for everyone so… Read more »

Kim
Kim
3 months ago

So do people not know the eliminations are rigged. Each masked singer has a contract for a certain timeframe on the Aussie version . When that contract is up then they leave / get eliminated. The people voting in the audience aren’t really voting and the people at home are wasting their money because their votes don’t count . They are just sending money to the TV channel by “ voting”. An audience member who was at last years taping blew the lid on how it works and an old staff member blew the lid on the contracts and the… Read more »

Una
Una
3 months ago
Reply to  Kim

It sounds outrageous. Is there a watchdog in Australia to verify this?

Preuss
Preuss
3 months ago

When people finally voted for him, it was to send him home
just kidding

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Preuss

Ba-dum-tss

Ixuxu
Ixuxu
3 months ago

On the 6th of September starts The Masked Singer Czech Republic (Zlatá maska) and one of the singers will be definitely Eva Burešová – ESCZ18 finalist

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Ixuxu

It’s fun checking the other shows for ESC connections. The UK has two by extension: Jake Shears, 1/2 of Scissor Sisters (whose other vocalist, Ana Matronic, was a Eurovision commentator for the UK back in 2013) and Justin Hawkins (who competed in the British Eurovision selection in 2007, and was not pleased to lose to Scooch). Tim Douwsma, who was on the Dutch version, competed in the Dutch selection in 2012 and announced their points in 2014.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

So far, the most Eurovision-y edition seems to have been Estonia’s, where they had three NF/ESC performers. However, if KMH and Ella Hooper are more than just rumours for two of the remaining Aussies, then Australia might match it!

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Which Estonians?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Stefan Airapetjan (3 NF apps) was the winner, Getter Jaani (ESC 2011) was eliminated quite early and seven time ESC backing vocalist Kaire Vilgats was also a finalist.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

Once his name was first mentioned, I knew it couldn’t be anyone else. Really surprised he was eliminated at this point though. He was definitely one of the best singers and his performances kept improving.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Can’t say this is a giant surprise, just like it won’t be a surprise when Kate Miller-Heidke wins the whole thing. I haven’t checked her Insta lately, has she been particularly active?