There was me thinking that the apogee of the British TV game show was the final of the second series of The Voice UK in 2013 which visually impaired chanteuse, Andrea Begley, won. We had a show which started out with four judges who couldn’t see the singers being won by a singer who couldn’t see the judges.
But I hadn’t taken into account ITV’s latest horror, The Masked Singer, which I had the misfortune to encounter last Saturday, based on the South Korean singing competition, King of Mask Singer. From what I could make out, we have a panel of four celebs I had barely heard of seeking to identify a singer wearing a mask, who I had certainly never heard of, whose performance the audience had deemed to be the worst of the lot.
I won’t make it to the final but the point, if indeed it can be so-called, of the show is for the winner to preserve their anonymity. The logical conclusion, therefore, is that they will not be identified when they win, perhaps ensuring that they won’t have an indelible stain on their CV for ever more.
And we wonder why we are in the state we are in.