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The final three celebrities of the season were unmasked on Tuesday during the grand finale of The Masked Singer, 2023.
And the winner of the season is…
The Snow Fox! In other words… Dami Im
Snow Fox has provided many of the season’s biggest diva moments with her powerful vocals, and on Tuesday night she was rewarded with the season win.
Under the mask she is Dami Im, the South Korean-born Australian singer who shot to fame in 2013 when she won the fifth season of The X Factor Australia.
Three years later, she took her talents to the world stage when she gave Australia its best result yet at the Eurovision Song Contest: second place with her electrifying ballad Sound of silence. Since then, she has released several more albums, toured extensively and written a memoir.
I continue Masked singer Australia‘s love of giving female pop singers the win: After Cody Simpson took the win for the show’s first season, the next winners were Australian singer Bonnie Anderson, Noughties icon Anastacia and former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.
In second place is the Grim Reaper… Darren Hayes
The Masked Singer‘s worst kept secret is finally out. As the voice of some of the most enduring Australian pop songs of the past thirty years, Hayes was recognizable from the very first note to many viewers, including legions of Savage Garden fans.
He didn’t exactly try to disguise his voice either, instead treating viewers to the same signature tones they’d heard on hits like Really, crazy, deep And I want you.
Hayes’ Masked singer stint comes after he returned to the music industry last year after a ten-year absence and released his fifth solo album, Homosexual, and embarks on a national tour.
There were emotional scenes following Hayes’ reveal, when panelist Abbie Chatfield – who had singled him out from the start of the season – cried as she told him how much his Mardi Gras performance of the Savage Garden song Affirmation last year had inspired her in her own coming out process.
Hayes also cried as he revealed his own long road to accepting his sexuality.
“I was signed to a record company who hated that I was gay, and it was a desperate plea to be loved,” he said of the 1999 single, which contained the controversial lyric: “I believe you can express your sexuality cannot control or choose.” .”
“I hated myself for being gay. “I performed at Mardi Gras twice and the first time I performed at Mardi Gras I hated who I was,” he admitted.
In third place is Bouncer… Conrad Sewell
Another contestant that fans of the singer could pick early in the season, Australian singer Sewell, is best known for his vocals on Kygo’s hit Flint and his own number one single Start over. His biggest Australian hit, Healing hands, went triple platinum.
Meanwhile, this season’s fourth-place contestant, Courtney Act, admitted to news.com.au last week that she had had some growing pains getting used to it The Masked Singer‘s Cowgirl.
She said that after her first performance of the season, she returned to her dressing room empty and feeling like “a gloomy teenager.”
“I was so grumpy because I love performing and being on stage. And I thought, this takes all the fun out of it, all the fun things that I like about performing. The costume is very heavy, it is very difficult,” she revealed.
And another contestant unmasked last week, one-episode wonder Brendan Fevola, revealed that his “Captain” character was actually a hasty pivot after a real-life tragedy forced some big changes behind the scenes.
His costume and them were originally intended to be ‘Titanic’, but the show was filmed shortly after the underwater tragedy in June that killed five people while trying to visit the Titanic shipwreck.
“They had to change everything, change my name, change everything. The submarine exploded and all those people died… it was terrible. I didn’t think I could do it,” Fevola revealed on 101.9 The Fox’s breakfast show in Melbourne: Fifi, Fev and Nick.
Here’s the full list of celebrities revealed earlier this season:
Episode one: Former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Brian Austin Green
Episode two: Tiennieuwsreader Sandra Sully
Episode three: Summer Warne, daughter of the late cricket legend Shane
Episode four: The block judge Shaynna Blaze
Episode five: Great Britain Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby
Episode six: Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray
Episode Seven: LaToya Jackson
Episode eight: Amy Sheppard, singer in the Australian band Sheppard
Episode nine: Former AFL player Brendan Fevola
Episode 10: Drag legend Courtney Act
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