The ultimate three celebrities of the season have been unmasked throughout Tuesday’s grand finale of The Masked Singer, 2023.
And the winner of the season is …
The Snow Fox! Aka… Dami Im
Snow Fox has supplied lots of this season’s greatest diva moments along with her powerhouse vocals, and she or he was rewarded with the season win on Tuesday evening.
Beneath the masks, she’s Dami Im, the South Korea-born Australian singer who shot to fame in 2013 when she received the fifth season of The X Issue Australia.
Three years later, she took her abilities to the world stage when she delivered Australia its greatest end result thus far on the Eurovision Tune Contest: Inserting second along with her hovering ballad Sound of Silence. Since then, she’s launched a number of extra albums, toured extensively and written a memoir.
Im continues Masked Singer Australia’s love of giving feminine pop singers the win: After Cody Simpson took out the win for the present’s first season, the subsequent winners have been Aussie singer Bonnie Anderson, noughties icon Anastacia and former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.
Coming second, Grim Reaper is … Darren Hayes
The Masked Singer’s worst-kept secret is lastly out. Because the voice of a number of the most enduring Aussie pop songs of the previous 30 years, Hayes was recognisable from the very first observe to loads of viewers, amongst them legions of Savage Backyard followers.
He additionally didn’t significantly attempt to disguise his voice, as an alternative treating viewers to the identical distinctive tones they’d heard on hits like Really, Madly, Deeply and I Need You.
Hayes’ Masked Singer stint comes after he final yr returned to the music trade after a 10-year absence, releasing his fifth solo album, Gay, and embarking on a nationwide tour.
There have been emotional scenes after Hayes’ reveal, when panellist Abbie Chatfield – who’d picked him from the beginning of the season – wept as she instructed him how a lot his Mardi Gras efficiency of the Savage Backyard tune Affirmation final yr had impressed her in her personal popping out course of.
Hayes wept too as he revealed his personal lengthy path to accepting his sexuality.
“I used to be signed to a document firm that hated that I used to be homosexual, and it was a determined plea to be beloved,” he mentioned of the 1999 single, which included the controversial lyric “I consider you may’t management or select your sexuality.”
“I used to hate myself as a result of I used to be homosexual. I carried out at Mardi Gras twice, and the primary time I carried out at Mardi Gras, I hated who I used to be,” he confessed.
In third place, Bouncer is … Conrad Sewell
One other contestant who followers of the singer might decide early on within the season, Aussie singer Sewell is greatest recognized for his vocals on Kygo’s hit Firestone and his personal number-one single Begin Once more. His greatest Aussie hit, Therapeutic Arms, went three-times platinum.
In the meantime, the contestant who positioned fourth this season, Courtney Act, confessed to information.com.au final week that she’d had some teething issues getting used to being The Masked Singer’s Cowgirl.
She mentioned that she returned to her dressing room deflated after her first efficiency of the season, feeling “like a brooding teenager.”
“I used to be so grumpy, as a result of I like performing and I like being on stage. And I believed: This takes all of the enjoyable out of it, all of the enjoyable issues I like about performing. The costume’s very heavy, it’s very onerous,” she revealed.
And one other contestant unmasked final week, one-episode surprise Brendan Fevola, revealed that his “Captain” character was truly a hasty pivot after a real-life tragedy compelled some large adjustments behind the scenes.
His costume and them was initially meant to be “Titanic,” however the present filmed shortly after the June submersible tragedy that noticed 5 individuals die whereas making an attempt to go to the Titanic shipwreck.
“They needed to change every little thing, change my title, change every little thing. The sub exploded and all these individuals died … it was terrible. I didn’t assume I used to be going to have the ability to do it,” Fevola revealed on Melbourne’s 101.9 The Fox’s breakfast present, Fifi, Fev & Nick.
Right here’s the total record of celebs revealed earlier on this season:
Episode one: Former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Brian Austin Inexperienced
Episode two: Ten newsreader Sandra Sully
Episode three: Summer time Warne, daughter of late cricketing legend Shane
Episode 4: The Block choose Shaynna Blaze
Episode 5: UK Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby
Episode six: Aussie singer-songwriter Pete Murray
Episode seven: LaToya Jackson
Episode eight: Amy Sheppard, singer in Aussie band Sheppard
Episode 9: Former AFL participant Brendan Fevola
Episode 10: Drag legend Courtney Act