Masked Singer’s big problem explained
Jackie O has explained why the judges on The Masked Singer have been making some "dumb" guesses on the hit TV show.
In the three episodes that have aired so far on Channel 10, Jackie O, Lindsay Lohan, Dannii Minogue and Dave Hughes have suggested that some of the masked singers could include Susan Boyle, Russell Crowe and Serena Williams.
The "ridiculous" guesses have been mocked online by viewers who couldn't understand the logic behind the judges' picks.
JACKIE O IS THE ONLY ONE WHO MAKES EDUCATED GUESSES (not blaming Lindsay bc she actually has no idea) #MaskedSingerAU— ☾madeleine (@idgimaddy) September 30, 2019
I feel like the people on twitter have made more accurate guesses than the judges tbh #MaskedSingerAU— Christina (@stiny_g) September 30, 2019
Have to say though these judges have the most far fetched ridiculous guesses #MaskedSingerAU— Serena 🤔❄️❄️❄️⚔️⚔️🛡 (@flercken) September 30, 2019
But this morning Jackie O spoke out in defence of her fellow judges and said the show had been edited in a way that made their guesses look more ridiculous than they actually were.
"You don't know what they cut," Jackie O said on her KIIS FM radio show.
"The amount of guesses we do, and a lot of the time I'll be nailing it. I'll be like, 'I think it's this person and this is why' and I'll give you all the reasons why from the clue package … (but) nothing included.
"It just is really random," she said about the editing. "I'll do a random guess and everyone will be like, 'Why did she choose that person?'"
The KIIS FM newsreader Brooklyn Ross asked Jackie O if she thinks Channel 10 are deliberately editing the show to make the judges look "dumb".
"No," she replied. "It's just for time. I know they have to otherwise it would be a three-hour show because we were rabbiting on a lot, but they don't often show the reasons why we've come up with those names, so sometimes we sound like we're throwing out dumb names. You don't want to look like an idiot when everyone at home thinks they know who it is."
So far the three masked singers who have been revealed on the show are Gretel Killeen, Brett Lee and Nikki Webster. A fourth celebrity will be unveiled when The Masked Singer continues tonight on Channel 10 at 7.30pm.