The Masked Singer Australia has featured plenty of iconic local and international celebrities across its four seasons, but few have been as big as the star revealed during Tuesday night’s episode.
Microphone, a wildcard contestant who was introduced in episode five, was unmasked to be none other than former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams.
Superstar panellist Mel B correctly guessed the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, while Abbie Chatfield thought it was original Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett, Chrissie Swan predicted Brandy, and Dave Hughes was certain it was Cyndi Lauper.
The foursome were stunned when Michelle took off her mask, with Chrissie admitting she was “absolutely speechless”.
“Wow! I knew I knew that voice! I knew it, I knew it! You are amazing!” Mel exclaimed, while Michelle said it was “such an honour” to meet the former Spice Girl.
“From one girl group to another girl group who is the blueprint, who paved the way,” she remarked. “The times when we were in London, all those times in the early 2000s, we were meeting everybody, but not the Spice Girls!”
Abbie went on to say she felt like she was going to cry having Scary Spice standing next to her while Michelle Williams stood in front of her.
“Six-year-old me is freaking out,” she said. “You are so amazing! Sorry, why am I crying?! This is too much for me!”
‘I’m so impressed’
Viewers were also stunned by the major celebrity reveal, with many people agreeing that Michelle should have made it to the grand final.
“Michelle's voice is unbelievable, I'm so impressed,” one person said, while another added, “Low key shocked Channel 10 could afford Michelle Williams”.
“How did this show not only manage to get Michelle Williams but not have her win?” a third wrote.
“How does Michelle Williams not age?” someone else asked, followed by a different user who remarked, “Michelle Williams’ skin is as incredible as her voice”.
"Will The Masked Singer ever give Michelle Williams justice?” another user remarked, referring to Michelle’s recent stints on both the US and the UK versions of the show.
Michelle was the ninth celebrity to be revealed this season, following Shannon Noll as Blowfly, Sam Sparro as Popcorn, Matt Preston as Gnome, Emma Watkins as Zombie, Jamie Durie as Tiger, Pia Miranda as Thong, Lisa Curry as Caterpillar and Ryan Moloney as Knight.
The Masked Singer continues tonight at 7:30pm on Ten.
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