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Season 1

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Ranking: First Round Elimination
Real Identity: Gretel Killeen
Songs sung:
"Fame" by Irene Cara

  • Blush Sticker: Has a pair of rings on her cheeks that give off this impression.
  • The Burlesque of Venus: Appears at the start of her performance of "Fame" in front of a giant clamshell, with several fish-girls as backup dancers.
  • Cool Shades: Features a flashy pink pair of ladies' sunglasses where the eyes are on the mask.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Is seen reading a book titled "8 Long Arms of the Law". She dropped out of law school to become a comedian.
    • Is then seen reading a book of "Sharkespeare's Sonnets" and mentions that people laughed at her when she chose a different path. Decided to pursue comedy after reading a serious poem out loud which made everyone laugh.
    • Mentions how lately she earns her money from the bookmakers. She’s also a best-selling children’s author.
    • One of the security people have a rainbow band on their arm. Co-hosted the Sydney Mardi Gras sideshow in 2015.
    • Claims to have played a pivotal role in a popular international musical. Once played the Narrator in a production of The Rocky Horror Show.
  • Funny Octopus: An octopus that served as a contestant.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Predominantly pink with blue rings, and revealed to be female comedian Gretel Killeen.
  • The '60s: Her costume draws from Sixties fashion, particularly the sunglasses and go-go boots.
  • Visual Pun: Her clue package has her watering plants and tending to her garden.


Ranking: First Round Elimination
Real Identity: Brett Lee
Songs sung:
"What's My Scene?" by Hoodoo Gurus

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Based on a rainbow lorikeet. They aren't called rainbow for nothing.
  • Amazing Technicolor World: The stage turns into this during his performance of "What's My Scene?", with shifting, primary-coloured Musical Squares of the Parrot's face.
  • Bird People: Gives this impression being an anthropomorphic bird costume.
  • Cape Wings: His wings hang down by his sides which gives this impression, along with his back and tail feathers.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims to live life at high speed, which can be dangerous. He's one of the fastest cricket bowlers in the world and has been measured delivering balls up to 161.1 km/h.
    • By saying he’s travelled the world "following the sun", he means his highly successful international cricket career.
    • One of his international photos is of the Taj Mahal. Not only has he played cricket in the Indian Premier League, but has also appeared in several Bollywood movies.
    • He’s seen playing air guitar at one point. Because he also plays guitar for the rock back Six & Out.
    • Is shown on a fashion runway and claims he's "not afraid of the cat walking by." He spent time as a runway model in his teens.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: And polly got one! ...But only for one song.


Ranking: Second Round Elimination
Real Identity: Nikki Webster
Songs sung:
"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
"Youngblood" by 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Alien Sky: "Born This Way" features a rocky alien landscape with a purple, starry sky as a backdrop.
  • Expy: Of the Alien on the American version, complete with similar head shape.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • A lot of clues in particular refer to Her performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony. Including:
      • Says she hit the heights after her big competition win. Said competition being the audition process for the role she played in the ceremony.
      • Appearing in a stunning flash of lights and sound. This was her big, star-making public performance.
      • Five hula hoops and a picture of the Spice Girls appear in the background of one shot. The rings refer to the Olympic rings, and the Spice Girls also performed at the same ceremony.
      • The equation on the chalkboard equals 2000.
    • Mentions that she only wanted to please, but ended up the one being "probed" so she "beamed herself away". After her attempt to reinvent herself as Hotter and Sexier was ridiculed, she retired from the public eye.
    • She's shown practicing and teaching a lesson in a dance studio. Referring to the performing arts school she opened later on.
    • Bars around the world have a drink named after her. The Strawberry Kiss cocktail, referring to her hit song "Strawberry Kisses".
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Three fingers on each hand.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: "Youngblood" is set against a rainy, grey backdrop with backup dancers holding red umbrellas as a Splash of Color.
  • Little Green Men: She resembles a classic green alien and also one of the shortest contestants. Her backup dancers in "Born This Way" are also a pair of these.
  • Space Clothes: Wears a glitzy silver space suit right out of a 50s serial.
  • Sphere Factor: Shows up in her performance of "Born This Way" inside a giant inflatable sphere, before bursting out partway into the song.


Ranking: Second Round Elimination
Real Identity: Wendell Sailor
Songs sung:
"Shotgun" by George Ezra
"Low" by Flo Rida

  • Coolest Club Ever: The setting for "Low", complete with DJ and trippy rave lighting in the background.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Says rhinos don't always stop to think and that's set him back, and how he almost became an extinct species. Was suspended from playing rugby for two years after failing a drug test, along with having his contract terminated.
    • Has a plate of chicken wings in one scene. Played wing position in rugby league.
    • A birthday cake with a boat on it. A hint at his surname, Sailor.
    • He’s seen breaking a bone in two. He accidentally broke Ben Ross' arm on TV during an arm-wrestling match.
    • Mentions he's always shown off his fancy footwork. Referring to both his smooth dance moves and his football career.
    • Claims to be an "all-star". As in his time as part of the Indigenous All-Stars.
    • In one shot has him boxing with an inflatable swan. Once beat former Sydney Swan Warrick Capper in a charity boxing match.
    • Says that while he doesn’t believe in ghosts, he does believe in crossing over. Crossing Over is the title of his book about how he moved from playing rugby league to rugby union.
  • Gladiator Games: Themed after a Roman Gladiator. Indeed, in his performance of "Shotgun" he's flanked by a pair of dancers wearing gladiator outfits, and the background projection is of a colosseum.
  • Rhino Rampage: Gives off the vibe of being big and strong with hulking muscles and a visible six-pack.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: The costume is designed so it looks like the only thing the Rhino is wearing is a gladiator skirt and shoulder pads.


Ranking: Third Round Elimination
Real Identity: Darren McMullen
Songs sung:
"Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley
"I Want to Break Free" by Queen
"Let Me Entertain You" by Robbie Williams

  • The Charmer: Cocky and confident and won't pass up a chance to show his swagger, especially to the female judges. He's very fond of shaking that prawn tail of his for them.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Done up like a classic pirate captain, complete with Eyepatch of Power. Also features a crustacean claw in place of a Hook Hand not unlike Davy Jones.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Plays this up in his performance of "Suspicious Minds", complete with hip swinging.
  • Fashion Show: "Let Me Entertain You" features backup dancers strutting up and down a catwalk wearing bizarre fashion themed after various sea life.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims his skin wasn't made for the hot Australian sun. Because he was born in cold and rainy Scotland.
    • Mentions he famously spent a lot of time "around the house", which makes him "feel like an outsider", and that prawns also enjoy a change of "sea-nery". All three are references to series he's starred in: House Husbands, Darren McMullen’s Outsiders, and Sea Change.
    • Says he likes all kinds of music and that has helped him in the past. Has hosted both The Voice Australia and The Big Music Quiz.
    • A John Farnham album is shown and he claims the only thing you can judge him on is "his voice". A reference to both the John Farnham song "You’re the Voice", and his time hosting The Voice Australia.
    • Says his choice of hobby is "unusual", while holding up an NFL football and a soccer ball. His passion is American football and hosts NFL Football Fanatic in the States.
    • His personal item clue is a set of skiing trophies and skiing equipment. He was once on track to be a professional skier.
  • Leaning on the Furniture: Takes a moment to cockily lean against the stage steps during "Let Me Entertain You".
  • Mic Drop: Drops his microphone after his latter two performances.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The Prawn mask has a constant, goofy grin.
  • Pirate: Fitting theme for an aquatic animal.
  • Prison: The theme of his performance for "I Want to Break Free", complete with dancing prisoners.
  • Shaking the Rump: He sure knows how to work that prawn tail.
  • Visual Pun: The set for "Suspicious Minds" features a giant fishing net behind him as well as being surrounded by crab traps. Said song opens with the line "We’re caught in a trap".


Ranking: Third Round Elimination
Real Identity: Adam Brand
Songs sung:
"Geronimo" by Sheppard
"Roar" by Katy Perry
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon

  • Armored Dragons: Dragon wears a set of medieval armor including a cuirass, pauldrons, gauntlets and a scale-mail kilt over chainmail.
  • Big Fancy Castle: Is shown living inside one in his clue packages. It also appears in the background of his performance of "Roar".
  • Bullying a Dragon: In his first clue package, two Men in Black kept poking him with a spear and a pitchfork respectively. Dragon initially dismisses them with annoyance, but after they keep going, he ends up roasting them to a crisp.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims breathing fire is easy when you have petrol in your veins. Also says he has wins on tracks all over Australia and that he loves when raw power turns to speed. All of these refer to his history competing in motorsport racing.
    • Is shown being arrested and mentions "living outside the law". Referring to his band The Outlaws.
    • Mentions that he’s a dragon of many strings. A dual reference to his background as a country singer and his three Golden Guitar awards.
    • Says he's been known by other names from other cultures. He's referring to his original Italian name: Adamo Alberto Brun.
    • Has proved in the past that he possesses artistic balance and poise. He won Dancing With the Stars in 2009.
    • Several clues include cooking references. He's the owner of several restaurants.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: They can sing and dance!
  • Retraux: His performance of "Shut Up and Dance" is absolutely dripping with Eighties neon colours. Helps that the song is already a huge Eighties throwback.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His singing voice is surprisingly soft and high-pitched for a dragon.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Has an impressive set of mechanical wings that can unfold. Shame they can't actually fly.


Ranking: 6th Place
Real Identity: Kate Ceberano
Songs sung:
"High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco
"Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish (as performed by Halocene)
"Heroes" by David Bowie
"Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

  • Ancient Egypt: Her performance of "High Hopes" is bursting with Ancient Egyption iconography. From the backup dancers dressed like Anubis, to the backdrop projection featuring everything from the pyramids, to sarcophagi, to headbanging Nefertiti statues. Then there’s the performance of "Heroes" with a giant Eye of Horus in the background.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Has a mane despite being played by a female. Also notable for being different from the American version since the mane is actually part of the mask, instead of being a furry collar worn around the shoulders.
  • Bling of War: Very shiny and golden all over.
  • Expy: Of the Lion from the American version, though certainly not as bedazzled as the original.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims that as a young lion she entered a competition that would change everything. She placed third in the TV competition Search For a Star back in 1981.
    • Says that she prides herself on being brave. "Brave" is the title of her 1989 album.
    • This isn’t the first time you’ve seen her as "Queen of the Jungle". She was crowned queen of Moomba Festival in 2010.
    • At one point she’s shown playing tennis and one of the security guards is wearing a bra. Once did a photoshoot for a brand of sports bras.
    • Her personal clue is her Logie award. Only a few people have won in this category since she did. The Logie is for winning Most Popular Music Video in 1993, which is now a defunct category.
  • Matrix Raining Code: The performance of "Bad Guy", complete with backup dancers dressed straight out of The Matrix.


Ranking: 5th Place
Real Identity: Paulini
Songs sung:
"Toxic" by Britney Spears
"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" by AC/DC
"Zombie" by The Cranberries
"Titanium" by David Guetta
"Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi

  • All Webbed Up: Several people are seen hanging upside down in full web cocoons during "Titanium". Let's hope they're not her former backup dancers.
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: Not surprising, with a dress featuring spider and web designs.
  • Cobweb Jungle: The set for "Titanium" has multiple giant webs as a backdrop. One of them has a hapless security guard trapped in it.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Likes to write and her words have gone all over the world. She's a songwriter and has written songs for several international artists.
    • Says she learned everything she knew from her dad. Her father was a choir conductor and taught her how to sing.
    • Claims that she's an "exotic" spider. She was originally born in tropical Fiji.
    • A photo of Pope Benedict XVI appears. She performed at the Pope's Farewell.
    • Jennifer Aniston appears in a photo as well, and in the background one security guard is shown carrying another. Aniston's character on Friends was named Rachel, which is also the name of the lead role in The Bodyguard, which Spider starred in the stage musical of.
    • Says that if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen or call a fireman. Released a song in 2012 called "Fireman".
    • Mentions that sometimes you're part of a team, but sometimes you’re an individual. Used to be part of Young Divas, but decided to go solo.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: The costume's eyes are designed like this. They even attach to the mask like a pair of goggles.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: While not quite raining, Spider is surrounded by suitably gloomy stormclouds while performing "Someone You Loved". Said stormclouds then light up with purple lightning.
  • Hazmat Suit: Her backup dancers are fittingly dressed like this for her performance of "Toxic".
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In her first clue package she mentions that her multiple arms make it easy to write.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Looks like it's made of spiderwebs.
  • Rock Star Song: "It's a Long Way to the Top..." is performed just like any classic rock song should be, with the backup band and dancers in classic rock-star getups.
  • Spider People: Has a head resembling a spider by itself.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The backdrop for "Zombie" fittingly sometimes cuts to a horde of zombie silhouettes clawing at the screen.


Ranking: 4th Place
Real Identity: Deni Hines
Songs sung:
"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
"Proud Mary" by Tina Turner
"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé
"Forget You" by Cee Lo Green
"Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars

  • Eternal Engine: The setting for "Proud Mary" is themed like a factory, with metal flooring and a giant industrial fan in the background. Then out come the grinder girls and the background changes to showering sparks to accompany them.
  • Expy: Of the Unicorn from the American version. This one however leans more into the fantastical appearance and wouldn't look out of place in the original 80s My Little Pony show.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Mentions that she's a creature born of legend with bloodlines through the ages. Her mother is pop superstar and Living Legend, Marcia Hines.
    • Claims that her early days were "rocky". Released her first single with Australian band Rockmelons.
    • How it seemed like her voice was always in the background. Performed as a backup singer for several bigger names before her solo career.
    • Is shown mourning over a coffin. Her father passed away when she was very young.
    • When she first roamed the Earth she travelled on the elements. She toured internationally with Earth, Wind & Fire when she first went solo.
    • While not a diva herself, she stood behind the world's greatest one and her words can be found on a B-track. She once wrote a song for Beyoncé.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has a beautiful mane coloured in rainbow pastels.
  • Neon City: The background of "Forget You" is a high-speed flythrough of a city at night lit up by neon lights.
  • Snow Means Love: Evoked with the set for "Perfect", which features her surrounded by snow-covered trees while the backdrop is a forest blanketed in snow.
  • Winged Unicorn: Has both a horn and wings.


Ranking: 3rd Place
Real Identity: Gorgi Coghlan
Songs sung:
"Think" by Aretha Franklin
"I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
"All By Myself" by Céline Dion
"Listen to Your Heart" by Roxette
"What About Us" by P!nk

  • Cute Monster: Very cute and cuddly.
  • Cyclops: Has one big, blue eye.
  • Expy: Of the Monster from the American version. Also counts as a Distaff Counterpart, being bright pink and clearly played by a female while the original version was male.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Drops plenty of clues about horses, sheep, and being from the country. She was raised on a sheep farm and is an accomplished equestrian.
    • At one point she's carrying a bag with a circle on it. Referring to her role on the daytime talk show The Circle.
    • The number 31 is the channel she started her TV career on.
    • She's shown teaching a science class. Used to be a teacher and has a diploma in biology and science.
    • The message "We will miss you, Miss R" is written on the chalkboard in the classroom. Referring to her maiden name "Rendell".
    • Mentions the phrase "never the twain shall meet" and is shown playing Shania Twain’s "Still the One" on piano. Used to star in a Shania Twain tribute act.
    • Likes to talk about other things and hear her words drifting on the air. She’s a regular panellist on Australian news show The Project.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Her first clue package shows she's very fond of horses and has a history with them.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: "All By Myself" has Monster sitting at home alone as rain streams down the window panes outside.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: A recurring theme in her performances. Particularly "I Wanna Know What Love Is" has the Monster looking for love on the dating app 'Monstergram'.
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: Her backup performers for "Think" are a trio of naughty nurses.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Bright pink with light blue polka-dots.
  • Shrinking Violet: Tends to act quite shy and nervous outside of performances, despite being a monster. Then there's how most of her performances are slow, emotional ballads.
  • Slumber Party: Evoked during "Listen To Your Heart", where the backup dancers are wearing pink pyjamas and sleeping masks (though with eyeholes).


Ranking: 2nd Place
Real Identity: Rob Mills
Songs sung:
"Man I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain
"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes
"Disco Inferno" by The Trammps
"Shallow" by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys
"Come Together" by Aerosmith

  • The Big Bad Wolf: Has plenty of references to Little Red Riding Hood. His performance of "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" takes place at "Grandma's Diner" on open mic night and his backup dancers are dressed in red hoods.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Mentions that he might be the wolf because he's "up all night". "Up All Night" was the name of his album.
    • Says that he's constantly being misjudged and underestimated. Had a highly infamous fling with Paris Hilton which people still bring up despite his other successes. Also a reference to his cabaret show Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good, which in turn was inspired by reviews of him in other projects that note how he's a surprisingly good singer.
    • While he wasn't the runt of the litter, he wasn't number one either, and it wasn't near enough for him. How he made it to the top five on Australian Idol, but didn't win.
    • That getting to where he is now is a miracle, like walking on water. He played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.
    • Claims to have once been a prince. Once played Prince Fiyero in the Australian production of Wicked.
    • Is seen wearing a toolbelt and that he feels “electricity in the air”. Trained as an electrician before becoming a singer.
    • Several clues make reference to Little "Green" or "Orange" Hood instead of red. These refer to his colour blindness.
    • His personal clue from home is a lawnmower. After dropping out of his electrician traineeship due to being colour blind, he resorted to mowing lawns to make a living.
  • Gratuitous Disco Sequence: Shows off his moves while performing "Disco Inferno", complete with the "Staying Alive" Dance Pose.
  • Noble Wolf / Savage Wolf: Walks the line between the two. The savage side is alluded to in "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" with silhouettes of werewolves and shots of desolate woods in the background behind Wolf.
  • Pretty in Mink: Wears a stylish gray fur coat.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has a pair of glowing red eyes.
  • Wolf Man: He's accompanied by a huge pack of wolfmen during his performance of "Come Together" in the finale.
  • Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: Constantly. From his clue packages to his performances. Most notably he does this at the start of his performance of "There's Nothing Holding Me Back".


Ranking: 1st Place
Real Identity: Cody Simpson
Songs sung:
"Hold Back the River" by James Bay
"The Horses" by Daryl Braithwaite
"I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
"Jolene" by Dolly Parton/"Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" by Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus
"The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga

  • Big Electric Switch: Throws one during "Jolene"/"Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" to activate his robot backup dancers.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The background in "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a trippy tunnel of red, black, and white colours, matching the colours of Robot himself. The backup dancers are also dressed in all-red too.
  • Down in the Dumps: The performance of "Jolene"/"Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" takes place in a junkyard, with stacks of staticky old TVs occasionally flashing the Robot's image on them.
  • Extendable Arms: Stretches out his slinky tube arms at the end of his performance of "I Don't Care".
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Makes many references to water and swimming. He was a champion swimmer in his youth before pursuing music.
    • Says he chose the Robot because he was created by the digital age. He was discovered through his song covers on Youtube.
    • Is seen cleaning trash out of the water and putting it into bags labelled "UN". In 2017 he was named the first United Nations Development Programme advocate for oceans.
    • Mentions that when he was young he was surrounded by gold. Was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
    • He went east after leaving his factory. He headed to Los Angeles to record music.
    • The time 20:12 appears on a digital clock. 2012 was the year he released his first studio album.
    • He realised that others were controlling his programming and that he felt like a clone. Meaning he didn’t like how he was being made into yet another manufactured pop star, which is why he went solo.
    • His guitar has a sticker saying "I love FloRida". Flo Rida was featured on his debut single.
    • A plate of spaghetti and meatballs is seen on a table. One of his songs appeared on the soundtrack to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
    • Makes references to Russian dolls. Played Dmitry in the Broadway version of Anastasia.
  • Living Toys: Evoked in his performance of "I Don't Care", where he steps out from a giant action figure box and his backup dancers act as box packers in a toy factory.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: By virtue of being a human in a robot costume. Though he does make plenty of efforts to move and dance like a robot.
  • Shaking the Rump: Playfully does this for the judges during "The Horses".
  • Technicolor Fire: The pyrotechnics for "The Edge of Glory" features some impressive colour-changing jets of flame.
  • Tin-Can Robot: Has a sleek modern look overall, but has slinky tubes for arms and the head is definitely a throwback to cutesy toy robots. Several of his backup dancers in "Jolene"/"Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" resemble the more traditional version.

Season 2


Ranking: First Round Elimination
Real Identity: Mark Philippoussis
Songs sung:
"Faith" by George Michael

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His backup performers for "Faith" wear goofy ant masks.
  • Delinquent Hair: The spines on his head are designed to look like a punkish hairstyle. He's even seen brushing it with a comb backstage.
  • The '50s: The background for his performance of "Faith" has plenty of 50s flair, with spinning records, jukeboxes and checkered black-and-white patterns reminiscent of diner flooring.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims that others used to call him "spikey". Early in his career he was known for his temper.
    • He’s seen spinning a bunch of gold records with numbers on them, including 46 and 229. 46 is the amount of aces he served in one match at Wimbledon, and his record serving speed is 229 kilometres an hour.
    • At one point he's seen strutting on a fashion runway. He had a stint as a model.
    • Mentions "big sets" in his career. "Sets" of course referring to tennis sets.
    • A pile of surfboards can be seen at one point. Referring to one time where a giant wave wiped him out while surfing and his board snapped in half.
    • He says how he wore his heart on his sleeve and just wanted some loving. He starred in the TV dating show Age of Love.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a biker jacket trimmed with metal studs to match his punk aesthetic.


Ranking: First Round Elimination
Real Identity: Michael Bevan
Songs sung:
"Working Class Man" by Jimmy Barnes

  • Drop the Hammer: Only natural considering his species and occupation. He’s seen hammering on a bunch of things in his clue package and hammering on a construction site just before he sings "Working Class Man".
  • Foreshadowing:
    • He says that he's on the "right side of 50". The right side of 50 refers to his batting average in cricket.
    • Claims to have came of age "in a western". Or rather, Weston. His first cricket club in Weston Creek, ACT.
    • Being the "first to do what he did" means how he was the first player from the ACT to represent Australia.
    • His clue package features a security guard wearing a Kylie Minogue mask. He once crossed paths in a hotel with Kylie who gave him a cheeky smile.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a high-visibility vest, toolbelt, gloves and boots, but no pants.
  • Shark Man: A hammerhead shark-man.
  • Visual Pun: It's a hammerhead shark dressed as a construction worker, complete with toolbelt.


Ranking: Second Round Elimination
Real Identity: Christine Anu
Songs sung:
"Post Malone" by Sam Feldt
"It's My Life" by Bon Jovi

  • Fish People: A goldfish person.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • She's seen reading books titled "ABC" and "The Play Station", and mentions how she loves children and children love her. She has collaborated with several childrens' properties from The ABC, such as The Wiggles and Play School.
    • Rainbow flags are seen on a wheelchair. A reference to her role as Rae on Outland.
    • Is seen performing martial arts and several photos of Ralph Macchio appear. Her father owned a karate dojo and she earned a black belt at age twelve.
    • There’s a marine biology certificate from the "Australian Nautical University" on display. The acronym of the university is ANU, referring to her surname.
    • Goldfish claims she once shared a name with an eastern goddess. She played the character Kali in The Matrix Reloaded, who’s named after the Hindu goddess of the same name.
    • She's served a Bloody Mary cocktail at one point. Played the role of Bloody Mary in a production of South Pacific.
  • Irony: Her true identity was put forward as an unsuccessful guess several times during the first season, but not a single judge identified her when she actually appeared on the show.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: "Post Malone" makes heavy use of this. The backup dancers are dressed in blue outfits to contrast with the vibrant Goldfish, and the background switches from orange to blue though the performance.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Several guitar-playing mermaids with big '80s Hair join Goldfish for "It's My Life".
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears a very elegant golden dress with frills resembling fins and a fish tail.
  • Technicolor Fire: "It's My Life" is performed against a wall of purple flames.


Ranking: Second Round Elimination
Real Identity: Katie Noonan
Songs sung:
"Good as Hell" by Lizzo
"Higher Love" by Kygo & Whitney Houston

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The Sloth’s fur is pastel blue with lavender highlights.
  • Chatty Hairdresser: Sloth has one of these during her day at the salon in “Good as Hell”. Her hairdresser doesn’t actually speak, but judging from their mannerisms to her fellow salon-goer backup dancers, this is what they were going for.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: The main aesthetic of the "Higher Love" performance. The backdrop features foil curtains with balloons spelling the word "LOVE", and Sloth’s backup dancers are dressed in shiny tinsel costumes.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Says that she’s from a colourful family and several of her security people are dressed as clowns. She comes from a family of performers and her grandfather was a clown.
    • She loves the sunshine and surrounds herself with it every day. Katie lives in Queensland, which is known as the Sunshine State.
    • Two security guards wear shirts with the slogans "Wealth is Health" and "Common as Muck", says her biggest performance was on the sporting stage and is seen typing the word "Borobi" on a typewriter. All of these refer to the Commonwealth Games 2018, where she both performed at and was the musical director for. Borobi was the name of the Games' mascot.
    • Claims she's a real "clean-skin". Skin was the name of one of her albums.
    • She says that the people around her claim "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down". Emphasis on the "medicine", which is a synonym for the name of her band "Elixir".
  • Gentle Giant: Her costume is one of the tallest of the season, but she’s very sweet and laid back.


Ranking: Third Round Elimination
Real Identity: Sophie Monk
Songs sung:
"True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper
"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I
"Tik Tok" by Kesha

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: She's a big, beautiful dragonfly. Her dancers for "Dance Monkey" are amusingly not monkeys, but also giant bugs.
  • Dreadful Dragonfly: Subverted. She’s quite glamorous and pleasant.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • She's seen on a parade ground and her clue from home is a military uniform. Referring to the time she performed for the Australian troops in Iraq.
    • She asks if people consider her a triple, quadruple or even a quintuple threat. Sophie Monk is a singer, dancer, actor, presenter and a model, making her a quintuple threat.
    • The famous flying scene from Titanic is recreated by Dragonfly and one of security guards. She performed the song "My Heart Will Go On" in her audition for the show Popstars Australia, which made her famous.
    • A pair of security guards are seen washing a car. One of Sophie's most well-known film roles is her Fanservice car-washing scene in Date Movie.
    • As a child she says she was an "ugly duckling", while she holds up a duckling mask. Her first ever TV appearance was on the show New Faces at age twelve, where she sang "The Ugly Duckling".
    • After that she switches to a mask of Marilyn Monroe. Before being discovered for Popstars Australia, Sophie worked as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator at the theme park Warner Bros. Movie World. She also played the role of Marilyn in The Mystery of Natalie Wood.
  • Flower Motifs: Her performance of "True Colors" features lotus blossoms floating on a moonlit pond. Lotuses represent purity and tranquillity and perfectly suit the mood and message of the song.
  • Glowing Flora: The backdrop of "Dance Monkey" features bouncing, glowing mushrooms.
  • Mayincatec: The design of Dragonfly's head and wings draw heavily from ancient Mayan and Aztec artwork.
  • Nice Shoes: She wears a pair of jewelled platform boots with stylised wings on the sides.
  • Running Gag: Dannii or Hughsey guessing her identity as Sophie Monk, and Jackie O denying this because she's good friends with Sophie, and she would know. At one point, she even called Sophie on-screen to prove it. It WAS Sophie Monk! After her unmasking, Sophie recounts how she nearly tripped over her platform boots, because she was running so fast to find a private place to take off the mask in order to answer the phone.
  • She's Got Legs: Her skinight costume was designed to emphasise her legs.
  • Wings Do Nothing: The costume comes with a large set of rainbow wings patterned like stained glass.


Ranking: Third Round Elimination
Real Identity: Isaiah Firebrace
Songs sung:
"Firework" by Katy Perry
"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye ft. Kimbra
"Raise Your Glass" by P!nk

  • Garden Garment: Wizard’s hat is decorated with plants, flowers and mushrooms.
  • Glowing Eyes: The eyes on the mask light up in gold.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Wizard says there are others like him while he creates eleven clones of himself. The eleven clones referring to his eleven brothers and sisters.
    • While standing on a desert road, Wizard is holding a toy bus and talks about how the hours were long. These all represent how Isaiah travelled six hours by bus every weekend for singing lessons.
    • Wizard mentions performing on the international stage. Isaiah represented Australia at Eurovision 2018.
    • Frequent references to nature and being connected to the Earth, referring to his Aboriginal heritage.
    • In his final clue package (and this was the clue that Dannii 'Inspector' Minogue picked out to correctly guess his identity) 17 candles are shown. Isaiah won The X Factor Australia on his seventeenth birthday.
    • Photos of Bill Murray and tennis player Andy Murray are seen on display. Alluding to how Isaiah grew up on the Murray River.
  • Haunted Castle: "Firework" takes place in the courtyard of a spooky castle.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: "Somebody That I Used To Know" features a random firebreathing dragon flying around in the background.
  • Living Statue / Our Gargoyles Rock: Wizard’s accompanied by a couple of these during "Firework". At first they’re simply statues, but he soon brings them to life using his magic.
  • The Lost Woods: "Somebody That I Used To Know" has Wizard standing in a clearing inside a magic forest.
  • Magic Staff: He wields one of these.
  • The Need for Mead: Wizard parties it up with a bunch of nobles during "Raise Your Glass"
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Befitting of any wizard worth their salt.
  • Wizard Beard: The mask comes with a long, braided beard.


Ranking: 6th Place
Real Identity: Lucy Durack
Songs sung:
"Just A Girl" by No Doubt
"I Love It" by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
"I Touch Myself" by Divinyls
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

  • Animate Inanimate Object: She’s a potted cactus who can move. Cactus is also joined by a pair of dancing watering cans during while performing "Just A Girl".
  • Cactus Person: She's a walking, singing cactus in a ceramic pot.
  • Flowers of Nature: The Cactus costume has pink flowers growing out of the top of its head.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Claims to be "From the North" and "In the Pink" She played Glinda in Wicked
  • Gag Lips: She's got a set of big, pink lips. Also her dancers for "I Love It" wear big, red lips as masks.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Cactus has two buds strategically poking out from her pot where her chest would be.
  • Something About a Rose: "I Touch Myself" is all about the roses. The dancers are dressed as giant rose flowers and there's a giant rose plant for Cactus to briefly swing about on sultrily like a pole dancer.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are a striking shade of purple.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Cactus has pink lips and eyelashes.


Ranking: 5th Place
Real Identity: Julia Morris
Songs sung:
"Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
"The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews
"One Way or Another" by Blondie
"All the Small Things" by blink-182
"You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore

  • Cheery Pink: Her fur is pink and white and she’s got a cheery smile on her kitty face.
  • Cute Kitten: She's so adorable!
  • Foreshadowing: Claims it took "Hard work and perseverence" to reach the top It took Julia Morris until she was 40 to become a star
  • Handicapped Badass: wrenched her back before filming, to the extent that she made other media appearances wearing a back brace, but couldn't mention or show it because her injury was well-known at the time. After being unmasked, she remarked that her doctor was going to kill her for making it worse.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Urzilla instantly had this reaction from Kitten's first performance, to the point of it becoming a Running Gag. Occasionally Hughsey had the same reaction, squabbling with Urzilla over who'd get to take Kitten home - which makes it even better that Kitten was the first celebrity who's identity was successfully guessed by Dave Hughes.
  • Level Ate: "Don't Start Now" is set in a bright, colourful candy land with lollipops and cotton candy.
  • Living Toys: A band of living toys join Kitten while she performs "All The Small Things", including a teddy bear, a stuffed rabbit, a green army man, and a "Kerry" doll in her box.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Kitten fawns over a picture of a rather buff blue cat person during "One Way or Another".
  • Technicolor Eyes: Kitten’s eyes are pink to match the rest of her body.


Ranking: 4th Place
Real Identity: Simon Pryce
Songs sung:
"Burning Love" by Elvis Presley
"Somebody to Love" by Queen
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"Take On Me" by a-ha
"Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

  • Blush Sticker: His cheeks are bright red, as typical of any ventriloquist dummy.
  • Demonic Dummy: Played with a bit. In his clue package he definitely plays up his creepy, sinister side, but he’s also quite cheerful and loves to put on a show.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • There are references to the rainbow. Simon dressed in rainbow clothing as a member of The Wiggles.
    • His pre-clue package image has him standing outside Luna Park. That’s where Simon took his wedding photos.
    • He says that he finds things work better in fours. Traditionally, there have been four Wiggles and four side characters.
    • At one point, we see Puppet driving a large green car. Change that to the opposite color and you’ve got the Wiggles' trademark mode of transportation, the Big Red Car.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Puppet’s backup dancers for "Burning Love" wear all-blue outfits with frilly, sparkly sleeves.
  • Gospel Revival Number: "Somebody to Love" features a gospel choir dressed in robes matching Puppet's suit.
  • Marionette Motion: Puppet's motions are very stiff, especially his arms. No doubt because of the costume's big dummy hands. During his unmasking, Osher had to help him take off the hands so he could take off the mask! The backup choir during "Somebody to Love" and his dancers for "Take On Me" also mimic Puppet's movements in this fashion.
  • Piano Key Wave: Evoked for the backdrop of "Burning Love" with spinning rows of piano keys. The backup dancers for the number also wear masks styled like a row of piano keys twirled around their heads.
  • Retraux: "Take On Me" fully embraces the song's legacy as an 80s classic with staging that emulates the wacky shapes of 80s Memphis patterns.
  • Running Gag: Dannii talking about how creepy she finds the costume which is ironic due to the singer's identity as a children's entertainer!. She apologized while making her final (correct) guess as to his identity before his unmasking.
  • Toros y Flamenco: Puppet's rendition of "Despacito" reinterprets the song as a flamenco ballad. The staging features plenty of Spanish flavour, complete with flamenco dancers with folding fans and the backdrop displaying flamenco dancing and Spanish guitars.


Ranking: 3rd Place
Real Identity: Eddie Perfect
Songs sung:
"Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
"Breaking Me" by Topic & A7S
"Mad World" by Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules
"Land of 1000 Dances" by Chris Kenner (as performed by Wilson Pickett)
"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
"Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House
"Devil Inside" by INXS

  • Alien Sky: Frillneck performs "Breaking Me" on a rock against a background of stars and planets, with dancers dressed in spacesuits and lizard tails.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is pitched down instead of up.
  • Badass Biker: His costume's clothes are based on motorbike leathers. "Can't Hold Us" features Frillneck astride a sports bike while accompanied by dancers in motocross gear.
  • Cape Wings: A variant. Rather than forming actual wings, his frills act as a cape when lowered.
  • Expy: Of the Dragon from season one. Both are reptiles and both costumes also feature similar mechanisms that unfurl their features (Dragon’s wings and Frillneck’s frill).
  • Foreshadowing: A rainbow flag is seen in some of his packages Eddie Perfect is a prominent supporter of gay rights
  • Lizard Folk: Frilled-neck lizards are is a Seldom-Seen Species pick for lizard people. Also Frillneck’s accompanied by a bunch of lizard girls during "Bang Bang".
  • Lonely Piano Piece: "Mad World" features one of the simplest stagings in the history of the show: Frillneck against a dark background while playing the piano as he sings.
  • Lovable Lizard: A frilled-neck lizard at that.
  • Neon City: "Can't Hold Us" features plenty of neon signs of city nightlife.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: The rods of his cape-frills feature tracks of lights running along them.
  • Ship Tease: Urzila quickly developed a thing for Frilly. She jokingly calls up her wife and says she's leaving her for a lizard, and in the finale she's even the only one who guesses Frillneck's identity right.


Ranking: 2nd Place
Real Identity: Kate Miller-Heidke
Songs sung:
"Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd
"Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" by Marilyn Monroe
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
"Lose You to Love Me" by Selena Gomez
"Dancing on My Own" by Robyn
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

  • Cool Crown: The top of her mask features a very ornate crown resembling golden leaves.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Queen's darker side rears its head more than once, such as during her intense and commanding performance of "Paint It Black".
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Queen sings the praises of this in "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", complete with the background showing a brilliant shower of sparkly diamonds.
  • Foreshadowing: Claimed to have been a bridesmaid 13 times Miller-Heidke was nominated for 13 ARIA Awards without winning
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: The Queen’s gilded design is inspired by 18th century Late Baroque sculptures, which is very befitting of her regal nature. The staging for "Blinding Lights" features a ton of golden decoration as well, from the lighting to the backup dancers, and the trippy golden backdrop.
  • Living Statue: She looks like a golden Baroque statue come to life.
  • Masquerade Ball: Queen is hosting one of these during "Shake It Off".
  • One-Woman Wail: Queen is the absolute master of this, which is no surprise considering Miller-Heidke is a highly accomplished opera singer. Most notably is how she breaks into horrific, almost screechy operatic wails at the climax of "Paint It Black".
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She's perhaps the most elaborate costume on the show to date. Her dress consists of black fabric and decorated with a very wide and intricate Rococo golden frame. Her royal dress also features large puffy shoulders and a high collar. The panniers of her skirt are so wide (and presumably heavy) that whenever she does anything but walk around the stage during a performance, the original skirt is switched out for a heavily embroidered, flared miniskirt. This is then taken to the extreme during "I Will Survive" in the finale, where Queen is lifted high into the air while wearing a giant black and gold dress that's draped over the entire stage.


Ranking: 1st Place
Real Identity: Bonnie Anderson
Songs sung:
"Bills" by LunchMoney Lewis
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"Be Alright" by Dean Lewis
"Motivation" by Normani
"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
"One Last Time" by Ariana Grande
"When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

  • Badass Longcoat: It’s long and sparkly too.
  • Bank Robbery: She pulls one of these off while performing "Bills".
  • Bar Brawl: Bushranger gets into one of these during "Poker Face" when a game of cards at an old-timey saloon goes badly.
  • Cool Helmet: The costume’s mask is made to look like Ned Kelly’s iconic bulletproof helmet.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Bushranger’s armour is surprisingly sparkly, though they do little to diminish how awesome she looks.
  • Expy: Very obviously based on Aussie folk hero Ned Kelly.
  • Foreshadowing: There are several boxing related clues Bonnie's grandfather and brother are famous Boxers
    • She claims to be part of Kelley's gang A reference to her role on Neighbours
  • Samus Is a Girl: Has a feminine voice despite being dressed like famous male outlaw Ned Kelly, not to mention her voice is pitched down as opposed to up like most of the contestants.

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