If we said we were happy about Kate Ceberano leaving… we’d be Lion!
Despite a string of roaring performances, it was time for the voice of our generation to reveal herself as the dame behind the mane on the latest episode of The Masked Singer Australia.
Even with strong vocals and a captivating stage presence, Kate’s cover of Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger, just wasn’t roar-some enough.
Before unveiling herself, the guessing panel of Jackie O, Lindsay Lohan, Dave Hughes and Dannii Minogue had their final stabs at who was beneath the mask.
Jackie O nominated 2005 Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo as being Lion, while Lindsay reverted to an early hunch of homegrown superstar Rebel Wilson. Dave thought Lion’s powerhouse vocals matched up to Tina Turner, but queen sleuth Dannii was convinced that beloved Australian singer Christina Anu was hiding behind the mask.
When asked why she wanted join the show, Kate said: “ I have a near 16-year-old daughter. I want her to know that you can never ever be fooled by your own insecurities. You must always give it a good hard crack. You may have failed but what fun you had.
“This is a show of great virtue. Although it’s really whacky, being in a suit, you are without colour, age, size, gender. It’s completely erased and what you are is just free”.
Although the Lion has officially left the jungle, The Masked Singer Australia journey still continues for our final five performers.
Tackling Sia and David Guetta’s 2011 house hit, Titanium, Spider had everyone well and truly tangled in her web.
For the third week in a row, Monster brought all the feels with her version of Céline Dion’s All By Myself. With her frighteningly amazing vocals of the classic power ballad, there wasn’t a dry eye left in the house.
Wolf put his croon to the moon with his cover of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s Shallow. The clue packages keep alluring to this being a true-blue Aussie tradesman, but his flawless falsetto had the panellists convinced he is a professional performer.
There was nothing stiff about Robot’s performance tonight. With a smooth cover of Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, his brave song choice was a cheeky nod to Dannii’s superstar sister.
Bringing the house down with the final number of the night was the ethereal Unicorn who belted out Cee Lo Green’s Forget You.