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The Masked Singer’s Anteater Is Revealed as Rock Icon: What Made Him ‘Really Afraid’ Onstage

The Masked Singer’s Anteater Is Revealed as Rock Icon: What Made Him ‘Really Afraid’ Onstage
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The Masked Singer’s Anteater Is Revealed as Rock Icon: What Made Him ‘Really Afraid’ Onstage

The Masked Singer’s Anteater Is Revealed as Rock Icon: What Made Him ‘Really Afraid’ Onstage

The Masked Singer’s Anteater Is Revealed as Rock Icon: What Made Him ‘Really Afraid’ Onstage

A rock star was underneath the adorable Anteater costume on ‘The Masked Singer.’ This musician reveals his ‘ulterior motive’ for doing the show and more.

Hall & Oates’ John Oates was unmasked on The Masked Singer on December 13. Before being eliminated, the “Maneater” singer sang Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Goode”. John, 75, and Keyshia Cole, the Candelabra, were eliminated together. John exclusively told Hollywood Life how he got on The Masked Singer.

“I was asked to do it, and I had a tour gap,” John added. I enjoyed LA. I considered it an occasion to get out with friends and do a fun concert. Not knowing what to expect, I wanted to know. The meeting attendees were cool. To be honest. I didn’t like the Anteater outfit when I saw the pictures, but then I thought it would be a hint to ‘Maneater.’ I decided to do it anyway.”

The musician said he had a clue when Hayley Orrantia was the Ringmaster on The Masked Singer a few seasons ago. “She asked me to be one of her clues, so I started watching the show,” he said. “The show was great. Any show with 10 seasons and that much popularity is huge. Doing a show like this would allow me to talk about other things I’m doing and show people I have a whole other life. I release new songs, perform charity work, etc. A little hidden purpose was involved.”

Despite decades of performing, John wasn’t ready for The Masked Singer. He hadn’t realized “how hard it was to sing in that costume and do choreography when I couldn’t see out of it.” I had to count my steps around the stage, which was absurd. Really couldn’t see where I was going. Several times I thought I would fall off the stage. That was difficult.”

According to the musician, rehearsals were very different from camera performances. He stated, “There are flashing strobe lights and confetti coming out of the ceiling, people screaming.” The audience is raucous. I had to count my steps after losing my vision. I was scared to leave the stage.”

“The good part was that the production and people involved were so great and amazing. All were highly professional. They were organized. Everything ran smoothly. There was little downtime. You helped out, and it was great.”

John sang Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” on The Masked Singer. John said the song wasn’t his “wheelhouse as a singer.” However, it was a nice challenge to figure out how to make it my own without ruining the song’s good vibe.”

The Pennsylvania native explained the motivation behind his new hit, “Get Your Smile On.” “It’s a song I wrote during COVID when I really was trying to write something positive,” he told Hollywood Life. Not leaving the house meant not going to the studio. Finished the tune on my laptop. All instruments and voices were recorded. I was thinking, well, it’s a good demo I recorded at home that I might record in a studio. But when I listened, it sounded great. A moment in time is recorded. They capture a moment. You remember your studio colleagues and location. I considered this song a moment in time. I was stuck at home. It’s COVID. It’s quite positive.

According to him, “We linked up with Teen Cancer America and will contribute all song download revenues to them. Roger Daltrey’s organization is outstanding. I’m thrilled to release a positive song like this.” At this point in his life, John values charity work. “I think that’s important to be aware of and do when you reach a certain career stage. I support it, he remarked. The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays on FOX.

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