All the clues to help you crack which big-name stars are on The Masked Singer ahead of semi-final

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THE Masked Singer panel say the show’s charm is in the guessing game, rather than the celebrities’ skill.

But the voting audience doesn’t seem to agree because every winner in the ITV show’s history has been a seasoned performer with an amazing voice.

The Masked Singer panel say the show’s charm is in the guessing game, rather than the celebrities’ skill
Davina McCall has said: ‘The nice thing about having a guessing show is that it’s not a talent contest’

Girls’ Aloud Nicola Roberts won as Queen Bee in 2020

Girls’ Aloud Nicola Roberts as Queen Bee, Joss Stone as Sausage and Natalie Imbruglia as Panda all took the crown in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

And this year could be no exception as another set of chart-topping stars are tipped to be hiding inside the final five Masked Singers.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes rate All Saints star Natalie Appleton as Fawn and Bon Jovi guitar star Richie Sambora as Jacket Potato.

And the betting firm has tipped Dreamgirls and Glee vocalist Amber Riley to be Jellyfish, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson as Phoenix and Busted’s Charlie Simpson as Rhino.

The Masked Singer is pre- recorded, including a 50/50 vote between the judges and the studio audience.

Panellist Davina McCall has said: “The nice thing about having a guessing show is that it’s not a talent contest.”

Rita Ora said of this year’s contenders: “I really feel like it’s next level.”

Unmasked so far have been Chris Kamara, Lulu, Stephen Hendry, Martin and Shirlie Kemp, Katherine Ryan, Claire Richards and Daisy May Cooper.

  • The Masked Singer semi-final is on tonight, 7pm, on ITV1 and ITVX

Joss Stone won as Sausage in 2021

Natalie Imbruglia won as Panda in 2022


Jacket Potato has said they’e: ‘Smooth, creamy and occasionally baked’


Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Smooth – Santana

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac


“One hot potato” . . . “Smooth, creamy and occasionally baked”.

What he does is “like a marathon”.

A stethoscope

“It’s me Jack, Jacket Potato. I’ve got quite the collection, so big, you’ll say ‘Woah!’”

The number 50

A caravan, with talk of being in every country

“Whoaaa, halfway there.”


“That was epic, the energy you were giving off, it was electrifying! You are an amazingly accomplished musician.” – DAVINA McCALL


Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi guitarist 10/11

Matt Lucas, comedian 5/2

Shane Ritchie, Actor & performer 5/1


Maths was a passion for Fawn


Beauty And The Beast – from Beauty And The Beast

Into The Groove – Madonna

Ironic – Alanis Morissette

Changing – Sigma ft Paloma Faith


“Certainly not a baby”

Maths was a passion

Black coffee

Knows a lot about travelling great distances

Was in the background early in their career

Five sugars in their tea

“I live in a cottage and not in a palace, I’ve visited Wonderland but my name isn’t Alice”


“I am just absolutely fawn-ing in love with you! That was so good. Your accent is from North America, I think.”


Natalie Appleton, All Saints 2/1
Alesha Dixon, Mis-Teeq & BGT judge 4/1
Louise Redknapp, Eternal 6/1


Phoenix has experience ‘treading the boards’


Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Loco In Acapulco – The Four Tops

I’m Still Standing – Elton John

It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones


Familiar with reincarnation

Suit of armour

Painting brush

Has experience “treading the boards”

“I’m all flame and fire, my feathers ablaze, it may intrigue you to learn, I’ve been a catchphrase.”


“I love your performances, you always set the stage alight! That was amazing as always, great singing.”


Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs 4/6

John Barrowman, Actor and singer 4/1

Michael Ball, Actor and singer 4/1


A decision was made in Jelly Fish’s career which saw them removed from the spotlight


Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Take Me To Church – Hozier

Leave A Light On – Tom Walker

Alone – Heart


What you see is what you get

An unexpected winner

A cassette labelled ‘Good Magic’

A decision was made in their career which saw them removed from the spotlight

“Give me good vibes only, that’s a great salutation. Let’s love and not hate, like a funny animation.”

“Something exceptionally small turned out to be my biggest encouragement”

Performed alongside “a royal without a crown”.


“What a voice! What a performance! You are wonderful.”


Amber Riley, Glee and Dreamgirls 5/4

Kym Marsh, Hear’Say 7/2

Michelle Williams, Destiny’s Child 5/1


Rhino is ‘a fun kind of fella’


Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Try – Pink

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – The Lion King

Into You – Ariana Grande


“It’s my job to maintain law and order”

“A fun kind of fella”

Taken on two icons at the same time and won
Vince Vaughan

Riddle: “I’m chief of this town and happy-go-lucky, but one of you guys might think I’m quite muggy.”


“For me again, you’re one of my favourite voices in the show. I do believe you’re a real big male vocalist.” – RITA ORA


Charlie Simpson, Busted 1/3
James Arthur, X Factor winner 4/1

James Blunt, singer/songwriter 10/1