Masked Singer 2020: Fans call Urzila Carlson an 'upgrade' judge

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

The Masked Singer made its return to our screens last night and while Lindsay Lohan may have been missing from the judging panel, new judge Urzila Carlson certainly made up for her absence.

Fans took to Twitter in their droves to rave about the New Zealand comedian, who made a plethora of over-the-top and downright hilarious guesses about who could be behind the masks on the show.

Urzila Carlson on The Masked Singer
New judge Urzila Carlson has taken over from Lindsay Lohan on The Masked Singer. Photo: Instagram/Urzila Carlson

“Urzila makes a much better 4th panelist than Lindsey. There, I said it,” one person Tweeted.

“Let's be honest, Urzila Carlson is an upgrade. and i say this as someone who loved Lindsay Lohan's off the wall guesses,” another person said.

“At least Urzila is reliable fun considering some of the other people who could've landed the gig,” another said.

 Mark Philippoussis unmasked as the Echidna on The Masked Singer
Last night, tennis legend Mark Philippoussis was unmasked as the Echidna. Photo: Channel 10
Urzila Carlson on The Masked Singer
Urzila is thrilled to joined the entertainment show. Photo: Channel 10

“Only reason I’m giving it a go this year is Urzila instead of LiLo,” a fan of the show said.

Others agreed, saying they were only watching it because of Urzila and ‘at least she has a clue and is funny.”

Last night, Urzila made fans laugh by guessing that Kim Kardashian and Barnaby Joyce could be behind the masks.

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Last month, Channel 10 confirmed that comedian Urzila Carlson would replace Lindsay Lohan on the panel of The Masked Singer Australia.

Lindsay Lohan was unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions in place because of the coronavirus.

The Hollywood star was a fan favourite on the show, with her quirky guesses on who was behind the mask and her whitty one-liners.

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Lindsay Lohan on The Masked Singer Australia
Lindsay Lohan is unable to travel to Australia due to coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Channel 10

"Being on The Masked Singer Australia is very exciting - it's not something I thought I would ever do, but when I got the call to say 'Lindsay can't make it because of Cyrus The Virus, could you step in?', I immediately said yes,” Urzila said in a statement.

"I'm pumped to do the show, but I'm also upset that Lindsay can't be the other panelist. But for anyone who is at home and angry, think about this - I have to wear her wardrobe because they've already spent the money, so they are just putting in a few clips for me.

“Spare a thought for me, and tune in just for that, and the amazing talent under the masks!"

Last night, tennis legend Mark Philippoussis was unmasked as the Echidna on the premiere of season two.

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