The Masked Singer / The Voice 2020 UK

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In a move that I think is going to become a signature of 2020, namely 'throw enough stuff at a wall and something's gonna stick', ITV1 are starting two singing contests on the same night. First up is The Masked Singer, starting at 7pm, which is based off the American version of a South Korean TV show, where celebs sing while dressed like football mascots or those characters from It's A Knockout. Then straight after, it's The Voice UK because that's always brought exciting singing talent to the GBP's attention oh wait.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:34 (one year ago) link

Also this looks like an advert for Monster Munch.
https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Masked-Singer-season-3.jpg

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:35 (one year ago) link

OK I am going to watch this
I have an idea about Unicorn
I don't want to see someone guess them all correctly on social media though

kinder, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:08 (one year ago) link

I basically watched TMS because it was on immediately before The Voice, but it was way more entertaining than I expected. A lot of work has gone in to the production (Duck's costume aside which looks like something from a fancy dress hire shop).
I would be very surprised if Unicorn doesn't turn out to be John Barrowman. I thought it was him from practically the beginning of the intro video. Chameleon looks like an 80s Doctor Who villain (there was a DW character called Chameleon but he was a companion). Speaking of which, I thought that Hedgehog was Sylvester McCoy but whoever it is sounds too young.
Also, who's more annoying? Bruno Tonioli standing up all the time on Strictly, or Ken Jeong standing up all the time saying "I know who this is"?
Meanwhile The Voice is ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Although it was brutal with the guy with the guitar who got the long VT intro and then no-one turned around.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:28 (one year ago) link

I thought Jake Shears.

Ken Jeong's bit is getting annoying.

I haven't watched any reality stuff for years so all the padding is excruciating. I'm approx 50% watching because of the costumes.

kinder, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:38 (one year ago) link

The Voice is good! It doesn't ever "(bring) exciting singing talent to the GBP's attention" but I don't care about that.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:45 (one year ago) link

I liked the bit where Davina was on the receiving end of a "And the winner is... going to be revealed after this break!" for once, after years of her doing that to us on Big Brother.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 10:54 (one year ago) link

xxp The padding is pretty much par for the course on ITV1 reality shows - an hour and a half programme that could have been edited down to one hour.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 11:06 (one year ago) link

Monster is an Olympic gold medalist - it'd be funny if it were tiny Mo Farah inside that huge costume. Fox looks like a Goldfrapp fever dream - the video intro clue about the East End was a bit obvious - Letitia Dean?

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:20 (one year ago) link

Tree is so Peter Crouch.

Mark G, Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:52 (one year ago) link

Tree obvs a footballer - I wonder how many times he hit the wood as a player? haha lol oh *gets coat* Pharaoh isn't Tony Blair. This show is a lot more fun than I thought it'd be - the low expectations for the celeb singers performances makes the occasionally bad singing more tolerable than on X Factor Celebs.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:52 (one year ago) link

The previews/ads are trying to have it both ways..

"Oh is it Elton John? / Helen Mirren/ Idris Elba?"

These people are not on this show.

Mark G, Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:59 (one year ago) link

They'd want too much money, for a start.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 21:18 (one year ago) link

Exactly.

Mark G, Sunday, 5 January 2020 21:24 (one year ago) link

I can confirm I am not a singing tree

— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 5, 2020

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 21:33 (one year ago) link

Fair enough

Mark G, Sunday, 5 January 2020 21:38 (one year ago) link

So, is anybody talking about The Voice now?

Mark G, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:30 (one year ago) link

We have to trudge through several weeks of blind auditions to get to the weekend where they suddenly get rid of half of the singers. For the moment, no-one's stood out.

just another country (snoball), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 22:38 (one year ago) link

The Masked Singer: it looked like the panel were having to work hard to look enthused. It didn't feel exciting.

The Voice: Of the many singing shows, I quite like this: there's a warmth and a decency. No-one ever seems chosen for being comedy awful and there sometimes seems to be genuine regret (that no-one turned around). I know I'm not the target audience but the panel doesn't work for me. Olly Murs is worse than Ricky Wilson!

djh, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

Ken acts almost like someone's writing his gags for him. Davina looks enthusiastic but we've seen her do that over the most woeful BB shit. Rita Ora's thinking the whole time that she'd rather be back on The Voice? Wossy is the only one who I can genuinely believe wants to be there, because right now his ITV1 chat show is doing well, so he doesn't really need to be taking an early Saturday evening gig. Whether or not any of the panel give a shit, I still think it's a good show - although as mentioned above the padding kills momentum.

Olly is way less annoying than I thought he'd be - he's still plenty annoying though. I always thought that Ricky was a bit crap as a mentor, no matter how sincere he might have been. will.i.am has dialled back the enforced wackiness over several series - at the start he was unbearable. He'll still take your favourite act and do a stupid collab in a moment though. Meghan it's too early to tell. If Tom Jones wasn't on this show I'd be much less interested in watching - the year he was absent and replaced with Paloma Faith (perhaps not surprisingly the last year it was on BBC before the move to ITV) would have been terrible if it hadn't been for Boy George.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:59 (one year ago) link

Tom Jones is interesting because he's "properly famous" - the sort of famous that your family would want you to *choose him* even if your FAVOURITE POP STAR IN THE WORLD EVER! was Meghan. It adds interest. Ricky was entertaining because almost no-one was ever going to actively choose him. I could imagine that someone would think "There's no way will.i.am will be interested in me but Ricky might be my new best mate."

djh, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 20:27 (one year ago) link

Like with Wossy, Tom doesn't need to do this, so I assume that his motivations are less driven by business (the vertical brand that is will.i.am) or a need to keep a career ticking over between albums (Meghan - first album in four years due this year / Olly - at his current rate his next album won't be out until the end of this year).

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 22:27 (one year ago) link

Gah I was so close to guessing that. The pronunciation of 'through' in the second song was winding me up. Think I wasn't expecting a 'professional' singer.
I can't really hear the vox clearly in the big songs, which may be intentional?

kinder, Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:52 (one year ago) link

For all the panels talk last week about him being an athlete, I wasn't expecting it to be him.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 January 2020 22:02 (one year ago) link

Yeah I'd resigned myself to giving up as I don't know what any athletes sound like.
Also I've mixed up which character had which clues since last week.

kinder, Saturday, 11 January 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

They did TMS in Aus last year and it was excruciating - the singers were all C grade and when revealed, half the judges would be like "wait, who?". Which, if you have Lindsay Lohan as a judge is gonna happen regardless I suppose.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 11 January 2020 23:05 (one year ago) link

They were going out of their way to not say "Charlotte Church" this week.

Mark G, Sunday, 12 January 2020 09:00 (one year ago) link

xxp some of the clues seem to contradict clues from last week. Duck speaks Italian and Spanish now?

xp the UK version is about half professional singers, half celebs who can sing pretty well, and Pharoah. It was a surprise to hear his singing voice in juxtaposition to the costume. Good job he got voted off in the first week as that would have worn thin very quickly. This show would be worse than X Factor Celebs if none of them could sing.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 12 January 2020 12:35 (one year ago) link

Just gave it two minutes out of idle curiosity because the costumes are lovely jesus christ I did not need to hear Teddy Sheringham sing

the Swedish taboo (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 January 2020 20:25 (one year ago) link

Apparently neither did the panel because he's been voted off.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 18 January 2020 20:31 (one year ago) link

I particularly like TMS because there's no pretence that they're going to find the next Little Mix or One Direction. Unlike The Voice, which is all serious and earnest about finding the next big star (which they never do), combined with this bland daytime TV aesthetic (especially the VT on the boat, and oh and that's not the first time Tom's worn a captain's hat)
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just another country (snoball), Saturday, 18 January 2020 20:37 (one year ago) link

lol at the guy who was prepared to throw his band under the bus to get famous, but then none of the coaches turned around

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

TMS unmasking was a surprise tonight. She looked sad to be out this early, would have been a deserving series winner.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:39 (one year ago) link

be even sadder when it turns out she's lost to Ed Balls or something

GK Chessington's World of Adventure (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:43 (one year ago) link

or cee lo

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:50 (one year ago) link

Would've thought the audience would be voting for who they most want to see unmasked rather than who 'deserves' to win

kinder, Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:00 (one year ago) link

Don't think so, they have previously unmasked the ones who can't sing that well.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:08 (one year ago) link

yes, although iirc one of the good ones was in the 'bottom two'.

kinder, Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:20 (one year ago) link

Octopus?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 25 January 2020 22:34 (one year ago) link

Joel Dommett - because Rylan would rather present Ready Steady Cook.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 1 February 2020 19:14 (eleven months ago) link

I thought Jake Shears.

― kinder, Saturday, January 4, 2020 11:38 PM (four weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

cough cough

I said this from week 1!

Totally gutted I didn't get Duck. She's always been someone whose voice I've been fascinated with but never guessed. Kind of a mix between steely wee girly and gravelly older soul. I blame the waddly costume.

Surprised how much I'm enjoying this show! Except for Rita Ora

kinder, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

Like, I'm pleasantly surprised it's not all "someone from Made In Chelsea" - they're all well-established people in their fields/genres

kinder, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:30 (eleven months ago) link

Davina said that Duck was Skin a couple of weeks ago. Unicorn has been pegged as Jake Shears for a while now. I said upthread that I'd be surprised if it wasn't John Barrowman, but after a few weeks of performances I'd been moved over to the "It's Jake of course it is" side.
I get the feeling from Rita that she's trying not very hard to pretend that she's excited by this. Maybe because she's sitting between someone who makes a living out of looking at least semi-plausibly excited (Davina) and someone who makes a living out of appearing semi-interested (Wossy).

Meanwhile on The Voice, are the auditions where no-one presses their button more brutal than previous years? Or is it because there are more people auditioning this time, so they're not showing any of the crap or even mediocre acts?

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:34 (eleven months ago) link

xp it's unusual to see a celeb based reality show that isn't mainly people from reality shows - see the last few I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here's.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:36 (eleven months ago) link

No-one guessed Jake Shears until a week or two ago so I'm claiming this one.

kinder, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:46 (eleven months ago) link

did Davina really guess Skin previously?

kinder, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:50 (eleven months ago) link

I think so.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:54 (eleven months ago) link

I just skipped through to check - she basically says Mel C every time. No mention of Skin by any of them!

kinder, Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:03 (eleven months ago) link

I wonder where I heard that Duck was Skin? Because apart from this thread and watching the show, I haven't been watching/reading anything else about TMS. Although I'm aware of Skin, mainly from Skunk Anansie, I never would have thought that she was Duck.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 2 February 2020 21:39 (eleven months ago) link

very odd to see skin in a small tent screaming about a baby drawing a swastika over furious punk rock then see her a quarter of a century later singing the song from titanic dressed as a giant duck, on ITV. Jake / unicorn was too obvious from the start, and his choice of song this time didn't work.

I love queen bee and hope to god she is Nicola Roberts and not someone shit. I will wager something she is not Ellie Goulding, sounds nothing like her. Think they got too close last week, so this time the clues were silly and their guesses ridiculous.

Worst one is fucking hedgehog, he may well be Michael Ball.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 2 February 2020 23:25 (eleven months ago) link

One of them acted and sounded like Mick Hucknall

Mark G, Thursday, 31 December 2020 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

ugh...
my hurried and not entirely serious suggestions for the 6 we've yet to see:

Lana Del Rey
Eric Cantona
Paris Hilton
Rory Stewart
Dappy from N Dubz
Morrissey

kinder, Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:18 (three weeks ago) link

I'm calling Lenny Henry for Blob!

Mark G, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:03 (three weeks ago) link

I said Romesh when it was still doing the intro.

I think Grandfather Clock is Terry Venables, he used to be a singer iirc.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:09 (three weeks ago) link

Nah, too tall I think.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:10 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, we all had Romesh in mind, but about a quarter in I got Lenny, and it never left.

Mark G, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:25 (three weeks ago) link

lol will.i.am fucks up his first line in the group song

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:31 (three weeks ago) link

Ha, I thought Lenny Henry at the time, it sounded just like him. Had recently watched two things with him in though so thought perhaps I was influenced by that!
I guessed David James for clock just from the clues but don't really care.

Didn't get the revealed one at all, thought it was someone like Sarah Parrish

Might be because they kept going on about Jon Thompson last series, but I thought him for Bush Baby.
Viking has really thrown me.

kinder, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:12 (three weeks ago) link

I thought it was Jamelia, just because I remembered a story about her stealing toilet roll from George Michael's house.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

I think Bush Baby is Craig Charles. I don't have many other thoughts, other than that I'm still fuming they threw SEB off because I think a whole series of her doing disco classics would have been ace.

Mates of mine think Professor Brian Cox for Viking, even though none of the clues make sense.

ailsa, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:47 (three weeks ago) link

Grandfather Clock is 100% David James

ailsa, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:51 (three weeks ago) link

Actually, I've just remembered they were playing Terry & June music, so it's probably Terry Venables.

ailsa, Sunday, 3 January 2021 01:03 (three weeks ago) link

surprised Seahorse picked such a weak song (although I've no idea how much input they have).
glad they are trying to hide their accents a bit more.
Apparently in the first ep the judges made correct guesses re Alien but it got cut

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/sophie-ellis-bextor-the-masked-singer-b1779859.html?

kinder, Sunday, 3 January 2021 10:05 (three weeks ago) link

I'm still fuming they threw SEB off because I think a whole series of her doing disco classics would have been ace

I assume you've seen her Instagram Kitchen Disco series

boxedjoy, Sunday, 3 January 2021 11:24 (three weeks ago) link

There was a specific word that Harlequin used that made me think it was Gabrielle.

Viking separating out King seems too much of a clue and if there's a visual clue too from his appearance could it be yer man King from the Hairy Bikers?

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 11:31 (three weeks ago) link

Gabrielle is a solid guess

kinder, Sunday, 3 January 2021 11:45 (three weeks ago) link

I assume you've seen her Instagram Kitchen Disco series

Yeah, which is why I thought more of that sort of thing on prime time while dressed as a giant alien would be fun.

ailsa, Sunday, 3 January 2021 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

Last night was the first time I watched it. Have caught up with last week and confused by most of them or there are too many options.

Since S1 is on ITV Hub I am wading into that since I only really know who the winner was and having seen her intro VT I would never have got it as there were *no* clues in it. It's totally her voice though.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 16:47 (three weeks ago) link

I wouldn't have gotten this week's one, no idea she was that good at the singing. Kind of a shame she went.
I *did* think of the relevant movie when those clues came up AND I said that 'guessed' was David Gest.

Sheridan Smith is a good guess for Sausage, but the '2 pints' clue seemed too straightforward for this stage - they do seem to stick to very obscure clues at the early stage (although I think they mentioned S E-B's album title, not that I got it from that). E.g. no obvious Stenders clues for Swan.

Dragon is baffling me.

Since Mick Hucknall was mentioned I'm sure I heard his Radio-2-omnipresent voice in both Robin and Badger (I don't think either of those is him though? - possibly Mark Owen or similar for Badger?)

kinder, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

Watching the extra show thing in ITV hub, it's painful but they do say that the celebs choose their costume. And they try not to put the obvious clues early on. Yes I'm bored.

kinder, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

My Dragon guess is Sue Perkins. I'm wholly behind the Sheridan Smith guess for Sausage.

ailsa, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

Swan is bugging me, I can only hear it being Shania Twain. Wonder if it could be someone like Anastacia or even Tiffany? Can't be bothered remembering all the clues.

― kinder, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:17 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol I forgot I said this. I meant 80s Tiffany though.
Last week I said there was no way Seahorse was Mel B.

kinder, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

I was pretty sure it was one of Kimberley Wyatt/Ashley Roberts and was convincing myself they were dancer's legs during the sing-off.

Was sure Robin was Naseem Hamed last week but now clueless.

Was sure Sausage was Stacey Solomon but Sheridan Smith is as good a guess.

Totally want to say Badger is Carl Fogarty just because of the bike gear and the hat with corks pointing to I'm A Celebrity but it seems quite unlikely.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:55 (two weeks ago) link

We were thinking Olly Murs for various blokes this week, and Sheridan Smith for various females.

OK back next week then.

Mark G, Saturday, 9 January 2021 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

It is a testament to how much I enjoy the general concept of this show that I am willing to tolerate both Joel Dommett's general rubbishness and the entire existence of Rita Ora.

ailsa, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:24 (two weeks ago) link

Judicious use of the ff> is key

Mark G, Sunday, 10 January 2021 10:15 (two weeks ago) link

again I cannot recommend enough just watching the performances on Youtube and having the whole thing done in ten mins

boxedjoy, Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:18 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah, I record and ff, but still occasionally listen to the insanity from the panel. Can't say I'm missing Ken Jeong in any way.

ailsa, Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

Between TMS and The Voice last night there was about 70 minutes of content, with the rest being filler and adverts. TMS's VTs are at least more tolerable because they are 'clue packages' (what a stupid term) for the game of trying to figure out who the singers are (I figured out who Swan was based on the pub in her last VT). The VTs on The Voice are far more filler-y though - like I don't care that your family support you, good for you.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

Joel Dommett's general rubbishness

Whoever's writing his puns for him hit the first reasonable one ever with "hedge of your seat".

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:37 (two weeks ago) link

Bear in mind they use stand-ins for the inserty bits.

My sister's friend does various walkons for "Eastenders", etc. She got offered the part of "Seahorse" but got bounced in favour of someone else. Then that person got sick so they asked her back on the day of filming (last Nov). Then the other person got better. Obviously she was gutted as the fee was pretty decent.

Anyway, my sister (who hasn't watched the show) told me all this yesterday but had suggested that the job involved the dance on stage and the vocal was effectively mimed to. Like, everything except for the unmasking. I told her that was highly unlikely...

Mark G, Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

omg, lockdown has driven me to watch s4 of the USA Masked Singer from last Autumn (I didn't bother with earlier ones as looked up the contestants and didn't know half of them). I'm trying to watch on Youtube while avoiding the 'unmasking' headshots and video titles. Anyway, the clue packages are shite, like bad Flash animation, but there's a double one - 2 owls in an egg wtf. I know who Sun is but no-one else (yet).

kinder, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

End of ep 2, someone unmasks themselves, it's a shambles, not sure if scripted or not. Will watch more anon.

kinder, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:33 (two weeks ago) link

4 eps in to the US version and there have been two performances completely cut out of Youtube, presumably due to copyright. The US panel don't get a say in who goes, it's all audience voting. But I've just realised there might not even be a studio audience, think the audience reaction shots are stock shots from previous series? So dunno how that all works. Ken Jeong is even worse on this version.

With a few exceptions, the UK's costumes are better and generally our show is more theatrical.

kinder, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:42 (one week ago) link

The previews/ads are trying to have it both ways..

"Oh is it Elton John? / Helen Mirren/ Idris Elba?"

These people are not on this show.

― Mark G, Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:59 (one year ago)

No Rita, it's still not going to be Idris Elba.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 16 January 2021 19:05 (one week ago) link

The UK one tonight felt like a refreshing glass of water after the awful US ones.
Wasn't really expecting this one but glad he's out.
Viking has this really flat voice and I can't shake the feeling it sounds like Frankie Boyle although if it is him he's hiding his accent very well.

Btw I got to ep 5 of the US one and they introduced a whole new 5 or 6 characters, and so far most of the unmaskings have been people I am not familiar with. I'll slog away with it though.

kinder, Saturday, 16 January 2021 21:34 (one week ago) link

I got totally wrong footed by the clue package and thought that Grandfather Clock was Peter Shilton. But on the other hand that's now four singers out of four who have had hit singles.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 16 January 2021 21:43 (one week ago) link

Loads of Abba references with the Bush Baby clues.

kinder, Saturday, 16 January 2021 21:49 (one week ago) link

They're definitely putting accents on when speaking and singing. Which would make me think it was someone like Rob Brydon but none of the clues point to him.

Blob is definitely Lenny Henry.

Rita saying that she thought Harlequin might have been Des'ree, and the clue that she wrote about horror themes, make me think that could be right. After all, she was the one that said "I don't want to see a ghost
It's the sight that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast"

No idea about Viking at all, but he's one of the weakest left.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 16 January 2021 21:58 (one week ago) link

I think Blob is Romesh Ranganathan, as he used to be a teacher and a classroom featured in a VT from a previous week..

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 16 January 2021 22:06 (one week ago) link

I thought that last week, but once I thought Lenny Henry I could just hear his voice all the time. Plus he once did Word Up with a light-up, flashing codpiece for Comic Relief.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 16 January 2021 22:15 (one week ago) link

None of the clues point to Lenny Henry but I still think it's him.
Aldo, I think your earlier Gabrielle guess is right.
Once I think of someone that's even vaguely likely to be right I can't unhitch that from my mind.

kinder, Saturday, 16 January 2021 22:26 (one week ago) link

I've changed my mind - tonight's performance makes me think Blob is LEnny Henry. I don't know why there are so many school references in the VT, other than he played a headmaster in a TV series years ago.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:12 (two days ago) link

Morten Harket became bookie's favourite for Viking this week. That was either top trolling of them or a double bluff.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:33 (two days ago) link

I'm leaning towards a double bluff.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:37 (two days ago) link

I only caught a snippet, but is Len trying to get eliminated?

Also, whoever bushbaby is - I did think Gregg Wallace as a bluff with the aussie accent.

Mark G, Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:57 (two days ago) link

Oh ffs Dragon isn't RuPaul - how would he fit in TMS with the several dozen series of RPDR that are running concurrently?

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:59 (two days ago) link

I did wonder if dragon was Dawn French, but she wouldn't be put on the same show as Lenny H. Then again Jennifer Saunders, maybe.

Mark G, Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:59 (two days ago) link

RuPaul is also very tall, which Dragon isn't. Michelle Visage seems likely if going down that route.

Everybody has been a bit pitchy at times tonight.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 23 January 2021 20:06 (two days ago) link

Might be because they kept going on about Jon Thompson last series, but I thought him for Bush Baby.
Viking has really thrown me.

― kinder, Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:12 PM (three weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

Called it!
As soon as he launched into the Fast Show theme I was certain. Weird they didn't get it considering how hung up they were last series thinking Jason Manford was John Thompson.

Viking is hiding his accent. (There was a bit on the extra show about how they coach them to disguise some of their idiosyncrasies).

I stuck with the US Masked Singer to the end and it wasn't worth it; I didn't know who anyone was. There's a spin-off show called the Masked Dancer.

Blob's song started off something like "Holiday Inn" - didn't LH do all those Premier Inn ads? It's him definitely though because it sounds exactly like him. I'm still waiting for a reference to Christmas classic film Bernard and the Genie.

kinder, Saturday, 23 January 2021 21:53 (two days ago) link


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