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If you’re just as impatient as us when it comes to reality TV reveals and winners, you’ll be glad to know that So Dramatic! has got its hands on some very valuable information about The Masked Singer Australia 2021!
Yep, you heard us correctly — as discussed on episode 101 of So Dramatic! With Megan Pustetto, a source revealed several names who are pegged to appear on the hit singing competition’s third season, including comedian Em Rusciano and Mahalia Barnes, who is none other than Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes’ daughter!
“The confirmed pair’s (Em and Mahalia) voices have clearly been heard on set, so these two are locked in,” the Drama Army sleuth said of their “on set source” — “a friend that got drunk… and didn’t keep quiet, whoops” — whoops, indeed! We are big believers in a drunken info spillage and this one does not disappoint!
The source also spilled that Studio 10’s Tristan MacManus, Daddy Cool frontman Ross Wilson and Aussie singer-songwriter Wendy Matthews are “all but confirmed”, with X Factor Australia alumni Jack Vidgen (who also appeared on The Voice in 2019) and Samantha Jade’s names having been in the mix of possible contestants since March.
“[Samantha] was sought after this season due to them wanting to confuse the audience into thinking Kylie [Minogue] was [on the show], similar to the Bonnie [Anderson] casting last year,” our source said, but revealed “some doubts crept in around Samantha due to the Sony drama”, which saw the singer’s fiancé Pat Handlin stood down from the music company amid an investigation into workplace culture.
Since first appearing on The X Factor Australia in 2012, Samantha’s singing voice has been likened to that of Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue, and even played her in the series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. So the claims that she has been cast on The Masked Singer to trick viewers and the guessing panel (which includes her sister Dannii Minogue!) don’t seem too outlandish!
Channel 10 unveiled six of the masked singers in a teaser trailer to the tune of The Ting Ting’s That’s Not My Name, which boasts a giant (creepy AF) Baby, Piñata, Kebab, Vampire, a fish dubbed ‘Mullet’ and a sea goddess named Atlantis.
Season three of The Masked Singer Australia is airing on Channel 10 and 10Play, with Dave Hughes, Jackie O Henderson and Urzila Carlson returning as judges on the guessing panel alongside Dannii, while Osher Günsberg is back as the host of the singing competition.
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