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Why The Masked Singer audience reactions are ‘FAKED’

Why The Masked Singer audience reactions are ‘FAKED’: TV studio is emptied before each big reveal – so who are the crowd really cheering for?

When The Masked Singer was being recorded at Sydney’s Fox Studios in July, the audience was asked to leave before each celebrity reveal.

This was done to prevent spoilers from leaking – but the question still remains: What were the crowd actually cheering for in the footage included in the final edit?

While the answer is unclear, it’s possible that a crew member or ‘warm-up guy’ orchestrated the cheers by telling the studio audience to imagine who could be  behind the mask. 

Why The Masked Singer audience reactions are ‘FAKED’: The TV studio was emptied before each big reveal – so who were the crowd really cheering for? Pictured: Judges Lindsay Lohan and Dave Hughes

A staff member could have said something like, ‘Now, pretend that Nicole Kidman is the Lion!’, and then producers used that reaction for the eventual reveal.

This perhaps explains why the reactions to Gretel Killeen and Brett Lee in episodes one and two were so enthusiastic, despite the fact they aren’t A-list celebrities.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10’s publicity department for comment. 

Staged reactions: It's possible that a crew member or 'warm-up guy' orchestrated the cheers by telling the studio audience to imagine who could be behind the mask

Staged reactions: It’s possible that a crew member or ‘warm-up guy’ orchestrated the cheers by telling the studio audience to imagine who could be behind the mask

Misleading? A staff member could have said something like, 'Now, pretend that Nicole Kidman is the Lion!', and then producers used that reaction for the eventual reveal

Misleading? A staff member could have said something like, ‘Now, pretend that Nicole Kidman is the Lion!’, and then producers used that reaction for the eventual reveal

Surprise! This perhaps explains why the reactions to Gretel Killeen and Brett Lee in episodes one and two were so enthusiastic, despite the fact they aren't A-list celebrities

Surprise! This perhaps explains why the reactions to Gretel Killeen and Brett Lee in episodes one and two were so enthusiastic, despite the fact they aren’t A-list celebrities

On Wednesday, The Masked Singer host Osher Günsberg explained the filming process in an interview with News.com.au.

Despite watching the performances, video packages and judges’ decisions, the audience never got to see the stars being unmasked, he said.

Instead, they were ushered out at the very last moment.

Once the studio was empty, the singer’s identity would then be revealed to the four judges, Osher and a handful of crew members. 

Industry secrets: On Wednesday, The Masked Singer host Osher Günsberg (pictured) explained the filming process in an interview with News.com.au

Industry secrets: On Wednesday, The Masked Singer host Osher Günsberg (pictured) explained the filming process in an interview with News.com.au 

Sshh! Despite watching the performances, video packages and judges' decisions, the audience never got to see the stars being unmasked and were ushered out at the last minute

Sshh! Despite watching the performances, video packages and judges’ decisions, the audience never got to see the stars being unmasked and were ushered out at the last minute

Osher said: ‘There were maybe only eight people in the room when it happened. No one who wasn’t supposed to be there was there.’ 

He explained that production staff weren’t exempt from the rule, with cameramen and sound operators also being told to leave the set.

‘In the control room, they basically hit record on the machines and walked out. We didn’t even have a photographer!’ he said.

Closed set: Once the studio was empty, the star's identity would then be revealed to the four judges, Osher and a handful of crew members. Pictured: Tuesday's unmasked singer Brett Lee

Closed set: Once the studio was empty, the star’s identity would then be revealed to the four judges, Osher and a handful of crew members. Pictured: Tuesday’s unmasked singer Brett Lee

Osher added that security was ramped up before each celebrity reveal.

‘Every entrance and exit was guarded by security… we protected it really well and I’m really proud of how we did,’ he said.

The Masked Singer Australia continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

Production: The Masked Singer Australia was filmed in front of members of the public over two weeks at Sydney's Fox Studios in July

Production: The Masked Singer Australia was filmed in front of members of the public over two weeks at Sydney’s Fox Studios in July

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