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!