The Masked Singer may involve hefty amounts of guesswork from the judges, but it looks like fans are holding host Osher Gunsberg to a higher standard.
Many a viewer has poked fun at the host for a serious gaffe on last night’s semi-final when he claimed that Deni Hines, AKA The Unicorn, was the only Australian to ever write a song for the queen of pop Beyoncé.
The daughter of Marcia Hines and former member of The Rockmelons, Deni is an undeniable musical force, but as it turns out she is certainly not the only, or even best-known, Aussie to pen a song for Queen Bey.
Fans were quick to point out that superstar Sia was famously behind Beyoncé’s Pretty Hurts hit, and even drew praise from the artist for her efforts.
"Sia is such a genius. The second I heard the song, I'm like, 'I have to sing this song, I don't care how hard I have to fight for this song, this is my song!',” Beyonce said to iTunes Radio at the time.
Deni’s song for Beyoncé, Welcome written with French artist I:AM, is by comparison far less well known.
Masked Singer fans react online
Fans were quick to flood social media, debunking the claim that Deni is the only one to have written for Beyoncé.
Deni's the only Australian to write a song for Beyonce? Ummm, Pretty Hurts by Sia much? #MaskedSingerAU— Madgerino (@Akodiivirie) October 15, 2019
It’s not the first whiff of controversy that has pervaded the show’s final episodes.
Controversy dogs the hit show
Earlier this week rumours that the show has been rigged to favour the best-known celebrities reared their head, as did whispers the judges are fed names to guess to keep things interesting.
Last night, Lindsay’s jaw-dropping pick that Paulini was beneath the Spider’s mask just stoked the flames.
Fans were quick to raise serious doubts the US star had any idea who Paulini is and questioned how on earth she happened upon the answer.
Others said she had copied off Jackie O which, let’s be real, is most likely true.
“Lindsay got one right even though she copied off Jackie O,” one fan wrote.
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