The Masked Singer (Australian season 2)

The second season of The Masked Singer Australia was renewed in October 2019[3] and premiered on Monday, 10 August 2020.[4][5][6] Osher Günsberg returned as the show's host.[7][8] In the Grand Finale on 14 September 2020, Bonnie Anderson was revealed as the winner and Kate Miller-Heidke was the runner-up.[9]

The Masked Singer
Season 2
Presented byOsher Günsberg
Judges
No. of contestants12
WinnerBonnie Anderson as "Bushranger"'
Runner-upKate Miller-Heidke as "Queen"
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkNetwork 10
Original release10 August (2020-08-10) –
14 September 2020 (2020-09-14)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 1
Next →
Season 3

ProductionEdit

The costumes were designed and created by Australian Academy Award and BAFTA Award-Winning costume designer Tim Chappel, who is best known for his work on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Lizzy Gardiner.[10][11]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in studio audience consisted of socially-distanced production staff wearing costumes.[12][13] Additionally, a small number of Australian viewers that were selected to act as a virtual audience. The virtual audience streamed the live performances online while the show was produced and voted for their favourite character's performances. The performer with the fewest votes by the virtual audience was unmasked in each episode. For confidentiality, the virtual audience did not witness the elimination's result or the unmasking of the performers.[14]

Production of The Masked Singer was suspended on 22 August 2020 after a crew member tested positive to COVID-19, with 16 confirmed cases connected to the show.[15] All production staff, judges and singers were placed in self-isolation.[16][17][18] All episodes of the show except for the grand finale had been filmed prior to the production's suspension, with the finale having been scheduled to film within hours of the shut down.[18][19]

Panellists and hostEdit

Lindsay Lohan did not return to the judging panel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Australia's travel restrictions.[8] She was replaced by a new panellist, comedian Urzila Carlson.[1][2]

The returning judging panel consisted of radio personality Jackie O, singer-songwriter Dannii Minogue and comedian Dave Hughes.[8] Osher Günsberg returned to host the show.[8]

ContestantsEdit

In the second season, there were 12 contestants who competed in the competition.[5][6] Before the season began, Network Ten revealed that the cast included Hollywood actors, a "big name" from an Emmy Award winning television series, Logie Award winners, chart-toppers and a triple Olympian who is a top 10 world-ranked athlete. They further revealed the cast amassing a combined 22 platinum records, 11 gold records, 13 ARIA Awards and two World Cups.[12]

Stage name[6][20] Celebrity Occupation Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11
Bushranger Bonnie Anderson Actress/singer WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Queen Kate Miller-Heidke Singer WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RUNNER-UP
Frillneck Eddie Perfect Actor/singer WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Puppet Simon Pryce Singer WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Kitten Julia Morris Comedian WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Cactus Lucy Durack Actress RISK SAFE SAFE OUT
Wizard Isaiah Firebrace Singer RISK SAFE OUT
Dragonfly Sophie Monk Singer RISK SAFE OUT
Sloth Katie Noonan Singer WIN OUT
Goldfish Christine Anu Singer RISK OUT
Hammerhead Michael Bevan Cricketer OUT
Echidna Mark Philippoussis Tennis player OUT
  The masked singer won their face-off and remained in the competition.
  The masked singer lost their face-off, but was not eliminated.
  The masked singer was safe from elimination.
  The masked singer was eliminated from the competition and unmasked upon their elimination.
  The masked singer did not perform.


The celebrities who competed in the second season of The Masked Singer Australia, pictured in order of elimination (l-r):

Mark Philippoussis ("Echnida"), Christine Anu ("Goldfish"), Katie Noonan ("Sloth"), Sophie Monk ("Dragonfly"), Isaiah Firebrace ("Wizard"), Lucy Durack ("Cactus"), Julia Morris ("Kitten"), Simon Pryce ("Puppet"), Eddie Perfect ("Frillneck"), Kate Miller-Heidke ("Queen"), and Bonnie Anderson ("Bushranger")

Not pictured: Michael Bevan ("Hammerhead")

EpisodesEdit

Episode 1 (10 August)Edit

Performances on the first episode[21]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Goldfish "Post Malone" by Sam Feldt undisclosed RISK
2 Puppet "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley undisclosed WIN
3 Queen "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd undisclosed WIN
4 Echidna "Faith" by George Michael Mark Philippoussis OUT
5 Dragonfly "True Colours" by Cyndi Lauper undisclosed RISK
6 Frillneck "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj undisclosed WIN

Episode 2 (11 August)Edit

Performances on the second episode[22]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Sloth "Good as Hell" by Lizzo undisclosed WIN
2 Wizard "Firework" by Katy Perry undisclosed RISK
3 Kitten "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa undisclosed WIN
4 Hammerhead "Working Class Man" by Jimmy Barnes Michael Bevan OUT
5 Cactus "Just A Girl" by No Doubt undisclosed RISK
6 Bushranger "Bills" by LunchMoney Lewis undisclosed WIN

Episode 3 (17 August)Edit

Performances on the third episode[23]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Dragonfly "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I undisclosed SAFE
2 Frillneck "Breaking Me" by Topic & A7S undisclosed SAFE
3 Queen "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones undisclosed SAFE
4 Goldfish "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi Christine Anu OUT
5 Puppet "Somebody to Love" by Queen undisclosed SAFE

Episode 4 (18 August)Edit

Performances on the fourth episode[24]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Bushranger "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga undisclosed SAFE
2 Wizard "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra undisclosed SAFE
3 Sloth "Higher Love" by Kygo & Whitney Houston Katie Noonan OUT
4 Kitten "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews undisclosed SAFE
5 Cactus "I Love It" by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX undisclosed SAFE

Episode 5 (24 August)Edit

Performances on the fifth episode[25]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Dragonfly "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha Sophie Monk OUT
2 Queen "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" by Marilyn Monroe undisclosed SAFE
3 Frillneck "Mad World" by Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules undisclosed SAFE
4 Puppet "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee undisclosed SAFE

Episode 6 (25 August)Edit

Performances on the sixth episode[26]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Wizard "Raise Your Glass" by Pink Isaiah Firebrace OUT
2 Bushranger "Be Alright" by Dean Lewis undisclosed SAFE
3 Cactus "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls undisclosed SAFE
4 Kitten "One Way or Another" by Blondie undisclosed SAFE

Episode 7 (31 August)Edit

Performances on the seventh episode[27]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Frillneck "Land of 1000 Dances" by Wilson Pickett undisclosed SAFE
2 Bushranger "Motivation" by Normani undisclosed SAFE
3 Cactus "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler Lucy Durack OUT
4 Queen "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift undisclosed SAFE
5 Puppet "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran undisclosed SAFE
6 Kitten "All the Small Things" by Blink-182 undisclosed SAFE

Episode 8 (1 September)Edit

Performances on the eighth episode[28]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Puppet "Take On Me" by A-ha undisclosed SAFE
2 Queen "Lose You to Love Me" by Selena Gomez undisclosed SAFE
3 Kitten "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore Julia Morris OUT
4 Bushranger "Need You Now" by Lady A undisclosed SAFE
5 Frillneck "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis undisclosed SAFE

Episode 9 (7 September)Edit

Performances on the ninth episode[29]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Puppet "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin Simon Pryce OUT
2 Frillneck "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House undisclosed SAFE
3 Bushranger "One Last Time" by Ariana Grande undisclosed SAFE
4 Queen "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn undisclosed SAFE

Episode 11 (14 September) — FinaleEdit

  • Because of COVID-19 shutdown, the judges had to be in different states, with Dannii and Dave in-studio in Melbourne, Jackie in Sydney alongside Osher and Urzila in New Zealand.
  • Group number: "Together" by Sia
Performances on the ninth episode[9][30]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Frillneck "Devil Inside" by INXS Eddie Perfect THIRD
2 Queen "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor Kate Miller-Heidke RUNNER-UP
3 Bushranger "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta & Kelly Rowland Bonnie Anderson WINNER

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

No. Title Air date Timeslot Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 Episode 1
Mask Reveal
10 August 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 733,000
823,000
10
7
75,000
77,000
9
7
808,000
900,000
[31][32]
2 Episode 2
Mask Reveal
11 August 2020 Tuesday 7:30 pm 818,000
942,000
6
5
132,000
117,000
6
2
950,000
1,059,000
[33][34]
3 Episode 3
Mask Reveal
17 August 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 767,000
929,000
8
5
85,000
79,000
6
4
852,000
1,008,000
[35][36]
4 Episode 4
Mask Reveal
18 August 2020 Tuesday 7:30 pm 806,000
916,000
6
5
87,000
91,000
6
5
893,000
1,007,000
[37][38]
5 Episode 5
Mask Reveal
24 August 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 692,000
786,000
11
7
61,000
106,000
10
6
753,000
892,000
[39][40]
6 Episode 6
Mask Reveal
25 August 2020 Tuesday 7:30 pm 717,000
810,000
9
6
86,000
86,000
8
5
803,000
896,000
[41][42]
7 Episode 7
Mask Reveal
31 August 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 729,000
938,000
10
5
66,000
73,000
8
5
795,000
1,011,000
[43][44]
8 Episode 8
Mask Reveal
1 September 2020 Tuesday 7:30 pm 681,000
797,000
10
5
106,000
131,000
7
5
787,000
928,000
[45][46]
9 Episode 9
Mask Reveal
7 September 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 775,000
918,000
7
5
46,000
51,000
8
5
821,000
963,000
[47][48]
10 The Masked Singer: Unmasked
"Road to Grand Finale"
8 September 2020 Tuesday 7:30 pm 592,000 9 25,000 11 618,000 [49][50]
11 Grand Finale
The Final Reveal
14 September 2020 Monday 7:30 pm 1,000,000
1,191,000
6
1
47,000
46,000
3
1
1,047,000
1,237,000
[51][52]

See alsoEdit

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