Media Release: All-star Panellists Sign Up For The Masked Singer Australia

With a mystery this big, we knew we had to call in the big guns.

Global megastar Lindsay Lohan, music hit maker Dannii Minogue, pop culture guru Jackie O and Aussie funny man Dave Hughes have all ripped up their busy diaries in order to play the country’s biggest game of guess who, The Masked Singer Australia.

As 12 celebrities take the stage hidden beneath bizarre disguises (like The Prawn and The Unicorn) this musical crack unit of detectives will take a handful of clues and the sound of each celebrity’s voice to try and unearth just who is behind the mask.

Lindsay Lohan started her career at the age of three as a child model and has since gone on to prove herself a triple threat within the entertainment industry. This lady knows good talent when she sees it.

On joining The Masked Singer Australia panel, Lindsay said: “The show has already been a huge success and I can only imagine it will get bigger. Each week will be so exciting to watch who performs and try and guess who’s behind the masks. I feel honoured to sit on the panel and be a part of such an amazing show.”

Making her mark as a global pop sensation over three decades, in recent years Dannii Minogue has stepped out of the studio and onto television screens, cementing herself as one of the industry’s sharpest talent spotters.

On why she thinks The Masked Singer Australia will stand out from other talent competitions, Dannii said: “The Masked Singer is an incredible show that already has fans around the world. I love the music, drama of the costumes, the fun of guessing the performers, and most of all the tension when the performer is revealed.

It is the first singing show that is voted on performance alone, till the very end. There is so much secrecy about the performers, that I think this show will be a hot ticket – my friends are already trying to get an audience seat!”

One of the most powerful voices in Australian media, Jackie O has the entertainment world on speed dial, and she’s not afraid to call. Years at the top of her game has made her a hit maker, now Jackie O is ready to unearth Australia’s hidden talent.

On why she’s decided to take her place on the guessing panel, Jackie said: “I was really excited by the concept, it’s so unique and like nothing we’ve seen on Australian TV before. I love that everyone can play along at home trying to guess which celebrities are under the mask. I’m also excited for my daughter to see it, she will love it.” 

While he may not have the sweetest singing voice, Dave Hughes will certainly bring the laughs to an already bonkers entertainment series. Despite not having the musical nous of his fellow panellists, Dave believes he has his finger on the pulse of those playing along at home. 

On his place on such and outstanding panel, Dave said: “Never has the phrase ‘thorn between the roses’ been more apt. I will attempt to give the common man’s view while sitting amongst these goddesses.”

Hosted by compare extraordinaire, Osher Günsberg, The Masked Singer Australia is produced by Warner Bros. Australia.

Our panellist’s astonishing list of over-achievements:

Lindsay Lohan:

With years of experience in the entertainment industry, Lindsay began her career as a model and child star, making her mark in family hits such as The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday. Lindsay literally grew up in front of the camera, coming into her own in the lead role of Cady in cult teen comedy, Mean Girls.

Lindsay continues to be a hugely successful international business woman, opening multiple Beach Clubs and most recently starring in her own MTV series Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.

Dannii Minogue:

Dannii Minogue is truly one of Australia’s favourite entertainers with a career that has straddled music and television for nearly 40 years.

Singing and dancing her way into Aussie hearts as part of the young cast on Young Talent Time, Dannii has had her own global singing success twice over and cemented herself as a great nurturer of talent in her roles on Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor UK and The X Factor Australia.

Jackie O:

Media powerhouse Jackie O started working Australian radio in 1993 and has since gone on to become one of the most powerful women in Australian media. As part of a Sydney radio duo with Kyle Sandilands, Jackie O brings the entertainment world to life daily, speaking with the world’s biggest stars often getting the scoop on pop culture’s biggest moments.

No stranger to television, Jackie O has been at the helm of some of the country’s biggest reality programs including a hosting role on PopstarsAustralian Princess and the 2008 series of Big Brother Australia broadcast on Network 10.   

Dave Hughes:

One of Australia’s busiest entertainers, Dave Hughes keeps the plates of comedy, radio and television all spinning at the same time.

Part of the powerhouse drive radio duo, Hughesy and Kate, Dave keeps the country on their toes delivering his laconic humour with deadpan delivery each weekday. On TV, Dave calls on some of Australia’s funniest minds to help him solve the country’s biggest issues in Hughesy, We Have A Problem broadcast on Network 10.