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Badger is a masked celebrity contestant on the second UK series of The Masked Singer.

Appearance[]

Badger is dressed like a biker. He has matching orange elbow pads, kneepads, shoulder pads, and a helmet but with silver spikes. He has a half unzipped biker jacket with embroidered patches of a badger outlined in red with the text "Moves Like Badger, 2020", a badger profile with a crown with wings and text that says "Dig Free" with 5 red stars at the bottom, a gold medal saying "Badger of honor" on the left of their jacket, and a banjo with wings outlined in green and a checkered pattern across on the right. Black leather pants with a belt that has silver spikes, and silver chains. Finally, he has boots with belts identical to the one on his waist.

Songs[]

Week Song Selection Result
1 "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone BTM3
3 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith SAFE
5 "Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson SAFE
6 "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus SAFE
7 "Grease" by Frankie Valli SAFE
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana SAFE
8 "Believer" by Imagine Dragons SAFE
"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus ELIM

Clues[]

Week Clue
1 “Yo, I’m the Badger. A badger is a pretty unmistakable animal. Yet life behind the mask means my identity is going to be completely hidden. But that’s nothing new to me. In my career, I’ve been totally used to be anonymous. Seriously, there’s been times when I could have been on the streets surrounded by people, but no-one would have any idea it was me. Hopefully, just like you guys. Think you can work me out? Tonight, it’s me versus Sausage and I gonna try claw my way to victory.”
3 "My last performance was amazing. The panel dug deep to pin a name on this badger. But when it comes to digging, they'll to get up extra early to catch me. Badgers are shy creatures and I certainly was when I was younger, especially around girls. At school I wrote poems about girls that I liked, but I was so shy I would never show them. Due to my shyness, for years I had a talent I kept hidden. One day, I decided to show my friends what I can do and this badger blossomed. I learned a great lesson: being yourself is your greatest gift. Tonight, my poem is this: Badger fur is black and white, and I'm going to go out there and win tonight."
5 "So far in the competition, I have the panel flummoxed. To be honest, I'm on cloud nine about that. Badgers are very homely. They live in big families in well maintained sets. And that's just like me. I grew up in a large household. Although more to my relatives, I guess you can say I was one of a kind. My family were all very creative and I guess that something that was passed down to me. In fact, it was mom who open me up to my gift when I was very young. There was so many of us under one room. There was little room to spare. There wasn't even room for a mouse in the house. Tonight, I'm dedicated this to some very special little badgers out there."
6 "In my last performance, I dug deep to deliver. And the panel still haven't caught appending name for this badger. Perhaps they have tunnel vision or this tunneler. So I've already told you that badgers live in sets. But did I tell you that were also used to being all them? There's more than one type of studio this badger's familiar with. There's some cryptic. Good, 'cause I like to play games. And I play to win, still got all my awards. What I can tell you is that tonight, when you're direct to yours action, this badger gonna come out fighting."
7 "So far in the competition, just like my career, I've been able to remain anonymous. I hope it stays that way because I'm not quite ready to show my face just yet. Badgers look out for each other, that's something I've tried to do with my career. Spread and cheer shouldn't be just for Christmas, it should be 365 days a year. I've been very blessed in a mold to have such a platform then I tried to use it to give back. There might be helping another artist to get discovered, I just want to help make it possible for other people's dreams to come true, too. Tonight, this badger is rising into the semi finals and I'm hoping it doesn't come to a dead end."
8 "Last time, I lit up the semi finals like grease lightning. Tonight, my mask comes off. But, when you have a butchers, will you find the face you thought it was? It's a final night and it's time for you guys to make a decision about who I am. Let me tell you, I know what's it's like to be sat on a panel as a judge. So I don't really in to you this tough decision. Maybe I'm an actor putting on an accent or maybe I'm a musician from good old Blighty or maybe I'm neither? I've definitely played hard in this competition to keep you from guessing who I am. And 'hats' the truth. I've won for little awards in my time, but can I take home The Masked Singer Crown? It's time to find out."
Two Lies and a Truth Answer
I'm good at dodging furniture
When working I'm often found in green
Strictly speaking, I'm known for dancing
Clue Answers
Ne-Yo got his name from a friend who said he sees music the way Neo sees The Matrix, hence "I see things like a virtual world"
"Look at all my awards" was a nod to Ne-Yo having won multiple awards including Grammys and Mobos
"More than one type of studio" points to Ne-Yo being a music producer, a Hollywood actor and TV judge
The milliner web page was a clue to Ne-Yo owning over 12,000 hats and never being seen without some sort of head gear
The letter from Barbra in the surveillance VT, referred to Ne-Yo performing at a Barba Streisand tribute concert
Unmasked Answers
He began his career as a songwriter which brought him huge success and gave him anonymity
He wrote 'Let Me Love You' for Mario
Pharrell originally offered the track 'Blurred Lines' to him but he turned it down
He is well known as an incredible dancer and he is a judge on the American show, World of Dance
He's been 'on set' for music videos, TV shows and Hollywood films
The badger logo has a red tail and he was in the Hollywood movie Red Tails

Final Guesses[]

Episode Mo's Guess Davina's Guess Nicola's Guess Rita's Guess Jonathan's Guess
8 Anderson Paak Pharrell Williams Ne-Yo Ne-Yo Adam Levine

Trivia[]

  • Badger is the only finalist to lose their debut Face-Off.
  • Badger is the highest placing international contestant on the British version of the show, placing 2nd.
  • Badger is the fifth international contestant on the British version of the show, followed by Daisy, Unicorn, Monster, and Viking.

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