After weeks of anticipation and guessing, The Masked Singer Australia 2021 has officially crowned Vampire as its winner!
In a wild yet unsurprising unmasking, naughties pop icon Anastacia was revealed to be under the ghoulish mask on Tuesday night!
Vampire beat out Dolly and Mullet, who came in second and third place, respectively, in a showstopping grand finale.
All 12 season three masked singers came together for a group performance at the beginning of the show, before Vampire stunned with an impressive rendition of Wings’ Live and Let Die.
“I was so scared the minute you said my name, it’s like I failed,” Anastacia confessed to the judges, who had thrown her name into the mix multiple times.
She also referenced the globe’s fractured arts industry, admitting that not everyone is lucky enough to perform onstage again.
“The industry is completely frozen. I miss doing my job and I really, really miss singing,”the 53-year-old said. “So this was such a beautiful, like, get out of jail free card.”
As predicted, comedian Em Rusciano was under the Dolly mask, while Mullet surprised viewers when musician Axle Whitehead popped out from under the fishy outfit!
While Jackie O suggested that the former Video Hits host was under the mask, The Masked Singer diehards were convinced Mullet was tennis legend Pat Cash!
The Predictions Were Correct!
Fans of the show have speculated for weeks that the I’m Outta Love singer was beneath the horrifying mask.
Throughout the season, many viewers noted that Vampire’s clues could be related back to Anastacia and her awe-inspiring career.
Anastacia as Vampire clues – unloved by own: she had success outside of America first, sustained by a craze – her glasses were initially her trademark. Also that’s her voice #MaskedSingerAU— cameron adams (@cameron_adams) September 28, 2021
#MaskedSingerAU— Oshayrobbo (@joshrobbo44) September 28, 2021
Vampire is 100% Anastacia with the Soccer Ball clue – Her song Boom was the Official song of the 2002 FIFA World Cup
I’m not even bothering with clues anymore, Vampire is literally Anastacia and no one else #MaskedSingerAU— leesh 🌸 (@inhrtwenties) September 27, 2021
Dave Hughes and Urzila Carlson were a little left of field with their guesses, predicting Shakira and Sheryl Crowe as Vampire, respectively.
Jackie O and Dannii Minogue have been consistently correct with their guesses across the season, however, and this final prediction was no different.
They both put two and two together, recognising that the clues added up to none other than Anastacia.
The Betting Odds Called The Winner Weeks Ago!
Sportsbet has a stellar record of picking the rightful winners of TV shows, and The Masked Singer was no exception.
The betting agency correctly predicted that Vampire would be this year’s winner, with TAB putting Vampire in the top spot as well.
Now that The Masked Singer Australia 2021 is done and dusted, what do we have to look forward to?
Rest assured, fans of wholesome reality TV will be fulfilled with Celebrity MasterChef Australia, which begins on Sunday, October 10 on Channel Ten.
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