The Masked Singer’s Sue Perkins ‘may never sing again in public again’ despite her storming the competition as Dragon, a PR expert warns.
TV host Sue surprised viewers and judges alike on Saturday when it was revealed that she was behind the Dragon costume, with her stunning voice something completely unexpected from the Bake Off star.
But after admitting her fears about singing in public, Ed Hopkins, PR specialist, reckons she could never be seen showing off her voice again… with one possible exception.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Ed explained: ‘I think, like the rest of the nation, I was kind of gobsmacked with how incredible her voice was. It gave me goosebumps, she was brilliant.’
‘I don’t think that she’s gone on for a career boost because, with all due respect, she doesn’t need it,’ he continued. ‘I think her motive of going on the show was purely, obviously a passionate love for singing and she’s never had the nerve to be able to do it before.
‘This kind of show allowed her to express her singing and do that without disclosing who she is. I don’t think her motive was being on the show to raise her profile or to generate a quick buck.
‘I really think that she’s gone on it because it’s the perfect match for her because she wants to sing but she’s been so nervous.
‘It’s purely a bucket list thing really for her and she might not even be seen singing again. It’d be a waste if she didn’t, because her voice was absolutely insane.’
When Sue was finally unmasked on Saturday, she admitted that she was worried about performing in front of an audience away from the costume, because until that moment, she had hidden her singing voice from everyone.
Thankfully, she came through and melted hearts with her rendition of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love.
While Ed believes this might have been a one-off moment from Sue, he added that there may be one exception to getting her back in front of an audience.
‘I think if she wants to pursue a music career, she potentially would be more suited to doing a recording studio as opposed to performing on stage, because she’s in a recording studio and she’s not performing to huge crowds.
‘I only think she would do that if it was a collaboration with a charity, I don’t think she’d just release a single and be like “here I am”. I don’t think she would do that, doesn’t need to do that.
‘She’s got a credible career of what she’s doing already.
‘But I think if there was a charity that was close to our heart, and they potentially said “do you want to record a charity single with us?” I’m sure she would consider it.’
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The Masked Singer concludes Saturday at 7pm on ITV.
The Masked Singer series 2: Who is behind each mask?
With the nation more or less confined to their living rooms every Saturday night, The Masked Singer has proven to be something of a lockdown 3.0 saviour. While the performances are of course a draw, most of the fun lies in guessing just who is behind each mask. Here are the clues and theories so far:
- Who is Harlequin?
- Who is Sausage?
- Who is Badger?
- Who is Robin?
- UNMASKED: Alien was Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- UNMASKED: Seahorse was Mel B
- UNMASKED: Swan was Martine McCutcheon
- UNMASKED: Grandfather Clock was Glenn Hoddle
- UNMASKED: Bush baby was John Thomson
- UNMASKED: The Viking was Morten Harket
- UNMASKED: The Blob is Lenny Henry
- UNMASKED: The Dragon is Sue Perkins
- UNMASKED: Harlequin is Gabrielle