It’s taken 12 contestants, 11 episodes, and one Covid lockdown — but at last, we have a result. Australia’s Eurovison 2019 star Kate Miller-Heidke has been unmasked as the Queen on The Masked Singer Australia — and she was voted the series runner-up.
Monday night’s grand final came down to the three remaining artists: the Frillneck, the Queen and the Bushranger. They each performed one last song, in a final attempt to win over The Masked Singer audience. The Frillneck performed INXS’s “The Devil Inside”, the Bushranger tackled David Guetta & Kelly Rowland “When Love Takes Over”, while the Queen gave a dramatic interpretation of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”.
And with her performance, Queen delivered one of the classic Eurovision staging moves — the giant dress. But Kate the tall dress to the highest heights we’ve ever seen. Kate was elevated right up to the very top of the stage, right by the lights, with the size of her dress resembling a circus tent.
It was a jaw-dropping moment — but not an unexpected move from Kate. With her Australian national final and Eurovision performances, she had proven she’s not afraid to go up, up, up in the name of performance.
The Masked Singer Australia 2020 results
The audience voted and the results were in. Third place went to the Frillneck, who was revealed to be the Australian actor and singer Eddie Perfect.
In second place was the Queen who — of course — was revealed to be none other than Kate Miller-Heidke. She told the judges that her favourite performance had been “The psycho queen. The angry, bitter, “Paint It Black”. The vengeful queen.”
That meant the series winner was the Bushranger. She was revealed to be the singer and actor Bonnie Anderson. Sadly, this ended the fan theory that Australia’s Eurovision 2018 star Jessica Mauboy was behind the Bushranger.
Kate wasn’t the only Australian Eurovision star to compete in this series. In episode six, the Wizard was revealed to be Australia’s Eurovision 2017 singer Isaiah Firebrace. At the time, he said “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.”
The Masked Singer Australia had its production halted prior to filming the grand final due to a Covid-19 outbreak among some of the show’s dancers. But after a quarantine period, production resumed with even more social distancing precautions.
What do you think? Were you surprised to see Kate under the Queen’s mask? Would you like to see the super tall dress concept at Eurovision? Tell us your thoughts below!