It was a a brief visit to the Octopus’s garden tonight as Gretel Killeen was unveiled as the first celebrity performer on The Masked Singer Australia.
Disguised beneath eight lustrous Octopus arms, the TV host, author, comedian and social commentator, exposed her hidden talent for singing, but it wasn’t enough to save her spot on the show.
Despite lighting up the stage like a flame, Gretel’s rendition of 80s pop hit Fame failed to take out her pop rival in Robot which ultimately led to her being the first to say goodbye.
Guessing panel Jackie O, Lindsay Lohan, Dave Hughes and Dannii Minogue were unable to detect Gretel as the Octopus and had instead nominated boxer Lauren Eagle, performer Courtney Act, actor Hugo Weaving and Australian Idol diva, Paulini, as their choices.
The unexpected reveal of Gretel floored all of the judges, especially Dave who disclosed he’d run into Gretel earlier that week and she had given nothing away.
When asked by host Osher Günsberg as to why she decided to take part in The Masked Singer Australia, Gretel said: “Being brave is just one of the greatest qualities you can have. Be courageous, push your boundaries.”
While Gretel’s singing journey ends tonight, five other celebrities have made it through to the next round off the back of some very impressive performances.
The night’s first Face Off saw pocket rocket Alien take on the swagger of Prawn. Despite Alien proving her pipes in a rendition of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, it was the cheeky chappy behaviour from Prawn during Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds that won over the audience.
Later, the ethereal Unicorn knocked Ed Sheeran’s Perfect out of the park, defeating a sassy performance from Wolf with Shania Twain’s 1990s smash, Man, I feel Like A Woman.
And in the performance that would eventually see the end of Gretel, Robot proved himself to be a competition front-runner with his version of Hozier’s Hold Back The River.
With a performance to analyse and fresh clues up on the board lets throw some guesses out
The Prawn Kris Smith
Alien Nikki Webester
Wolf Rob Mills
as for the Robot and Unicorn i’m still stumped