She’s a Eurovision star, a pop star, a national final host, a new mother and now Krista Siegfrids has added another achievement to her resume — a Magic Hat. The Finnish star was revealed as the woman inside the Magic Hat on Masked Singer Finland. She finished in fourth place, narrowly missing out on making the grand final.
The Eurovision 2013 singer was one of eight local celebrities competing on Masked Singer Suomi — the Finnish edition of the popular masked singing contest.
She was disguised as Taikahattu — the Magic Hat. The costume cleverly managed to disguise Krista’s pregnancy. The show was filmed two months before she gave birth but the Hat’s voluminous trousers made it impossible to tell.
Over six weeks, Krista delivered a number of impressive performances, tackling songs in Finnish, French and English. Her performances included PMMP’s Finnish pop-rock track “Rusketusraidat”, Dolly Parton’s country song “Jolene”, Édith Piaf’s classic chanson “La vie en rose” , JVG’s Finnish rap song “Tarkenee”, Jenni Vartiainen’s etheral Finnish song “Missä muruseni on” and Sia’s power ballad “Chandelier”.
The Magic Hat is unmasked
While the Magic Hat lasted until week nine, it wasn’t quite enough to keep get her all the way to the grand final. She was eliminated just before tonight’s finale.
But while Krista got to show off different sides of her vocal talents, in the end it was clear who was under the giant hat. When asked for their final prediction, all four members of the celebrity panel correctly guessed that Krista was the Magic Hat.
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Krista revealed that while the Masked Singer episodes were filmed in advance, it was easy to keep it secret as she currently lives in Amsterdam, well away from Masked Singer Suomi viewers.
The woman beneath the hat also revealed that her then-unborn baby had joined in with one of the performances. While Krista was singing Sia’s “Chandelier”, she noticed that “the baby kicked so crazy in the stomach.” The singer added that “It’s wonderful when we have a shared experience!” Krista welcomed baby Lizzy in November.
Around Europe, local productions of The Masked Singer have featured plenty of former Eurovision stars, with many achieving grand final results. Most recently, Ulrikke Brandstop won The Masked Singer Norway, Jan Dulles (Eurovision 2011) won The Masked Singer Netherlands, Sandra Kim (1986) won The Masked Singer Belgium and Nadine Beiler (2011) won The Masked Singer Austria. Kate Miller-Heidke (2019) was the runner-up on The Masked Singer Australia, Aminata Savadogo also finished second on The Masked Singer Latvia and as did Elina Nechayeva on The Masked Singer Estonia.
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