WARNING: Masked Singer spoilers below.
The second round of Masked Singer contestants performed on Monday’s episode, with another celeb unmasked at the end of the episode.
And this time, it was Australian swimming champion Lisa Curry, revealed to be the celeb under the caterpillar costume.
The Caterpillar had said in her clues package that she could be found worldwide, “from coast to jungle.” She was shown being knighted by a royal – while someone else in the shot did their ironing of her. Meanwhile in the corner of the screen, a counter ticked up to the number 15.
After she performed a distinctively Australian-accented rendition of Tones And I’s song cloudyday, the judges guessed Carrie Bickmore, Sally Pearson, Schapelle Corby (!) and Emily Seebohm. But the clues pointed to Curry: She can be found on the coast and in the jungle, thanks to her stint de ella on I’m A Celeb. She’s got an MBE (there’s the royal knighting) – and her birthday de ella is May 15. And with her ten medals, she’d fit as the “Commonwealth Games superstar” Ten have been teasing will feature in this season.
After her reveal, Hughesy dubbed the swimmer “an absolute icon in this country”, while Chrissie Swan said she was moved by Curry’s spirit, given her traumatic recent past (her daughter passed away in September 2020).
“You know what? I needed a bit of cheering up, so I just thought, ‘Why not do it?’ Because you only get these opportunities once and you never lose, you only learn,” Curry said.
Here’s who else performed on Monday’s episode – along with the best guesses about who exactly is under each mask:
The Tiger said he had “links to lions” in his clues package, which showed him playing the theme tune to BMX Bandits on a piano alongside a framed photo of Chelsea Clinton. He was shown wearing a tutu and made a reference to stripping.
The Tiger had a baritone, growling voice for a powerhouse rendition of feeling good. Definitely Australian, and someone with a strong voice.
Chrissie had a “very strong vibe” she was watching Jamie Durie, while Mel B went for British soccer star Paul Gascoigne. Abbie Chatfield guessed Jett Kenny, and Hughesy… Tom Cruise.
I’m siding with Chrissie Swan for this one, given how strongly she felt it was former Manpower stripper turned Backyard Blitz host Durie under the mask. And the clues match up… Chelsea Clinton, you ask? How about this: Durie won gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in 2008.
Now for an easy one. The Snapdragon’s clues package included a sign declaring they “love Jim Carrey,” and showed them lifting weights labeled 100 and 1. There were references to being mysterious and not being seen as they are.
Then Snapdragon launched into a performance of Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry – and anyone who’s familiar with The Voice and Eurovision star Sheldon Riley will instantly recognize that voice. In fact, many fans already picked him from his brief appearance in the pre-season ads.
With Sheldon in mind, the clues about being hidden and mysterious make more sense: He often covers his face behind jeweled headpieces when he performs (could the Jim Carrey clue be a reference to The Mask?)
And those 1 and 100 weights? Sheldon’s Eurovision song Not The Same went to number 1 on the AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart.
Mel B guessed former boyfriend Peter Andre, Abbie Chatfield went with drag star Trixie Mattel, Chrissie pinned it on Courtney Act and Dave Hughes guessed … Renée Zellweger. He’s really just pulling Hollywood A-lister names out of a barrel at this point.
Popcorn “went from nothing to huge in the blink of an eye” and said “Wikipedia says his ancestors came from Mexico.” He said he’d want to be stuck on a desert island with “Kylie and Lady Gaga.”
Popcorn delivered an impressively falsetto-filled version of Scissor Sisters’ I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – complete with a high note to finish.
Chrissie Swan guessed Rick Springfield, Mel B thought Troye Sivan and Abbie guessed Studio 10 host Tristan McManus. I’m hearing another Aussie singer – one who enjoyed overnight success with his debut single Black and Gold. That voice is SW Sam Sparro.
The clues make sense: Sam has duetted with Kylie in the past – and he famously kept Lady Gaga’s iconic meat dress in his fridge when his fashion designer friend made it.
The Rooster’s clues package showed him wearing boxing gloves, in front of an Auscar championships poster, and reading a book on Australia’s greatest churches. He said family was important to him, and was shown cutting someone’s hair – in front of a background of Matrix-style binary codes.
His performance of Bruno Mars’ 24 Karat Magic suggested a strong voice – and also perhaps an older male. Some on social media noted that the clues could match Hugh Sheridan – but it really sounds nothing like him.
The guesses from the judges were wild: Keanu Reeves, David Guetta, Russell Brand and John Farnham. That last one, from Mel B, seems closest, but none of them have convinced me so far.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s Masked Singer got the season off to a cracking start, with one of the show’s best-kept secrets revealed when actor Ryan Moloney – aka Toadfish from neighbors – was unmasked after a surprisingly decent rendition of an Ed Sheeran hit.
Few guessed Moloney was inside the Knight costume, but viewers were more certain about other contestants who performed on Sunday, with fans of the show convinced that Shannon Noll, former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton and former Wiggle Emma Watkins are among those still left in the competition .
The Masked Singer continues 7:30pm Tuesday on Ten.