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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Morten Harket unmasked on The Masked Singer UK

The host of Eurovision 1996... the Viking!

Morten Harket, who hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996, has been unmasked as Viking on the ITV show The Masked Singer UK. After performing Coldplay’s “The Scientist” on Saturday’s night show, he was unmasked in the show’s first double elimination.

Known worldwide as being part of “Take On Me” hitmakers a-ha, Morten made it through to episode six of the show, being eliminated alongside comedian Sir Lenny Henry. Eurovision fans may also remember Morten from the 1996 contest in Oslo, which he hosted with Ingvild Bryn.

Five stunning performances

Fans of the show were often in awe of Viking’s vocal talents, which he showed off during five performances on the show. He also managed to stump the panelists – Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan – who were unable to identify who was “behind the mask”.

You can listen to Viking’s performances in the playlist below:

Another Eurovision star behind the mask?

With just two weeks left, fans are taking to Twitter to shared their guesses for the remaining masked singers. One name mentioned frequently for Dragon is Courtney Act – who took part in Eurovision: Australia Decides in 2019.

Did you guess Morten Harket as the Viking? Do you think Courtney Act is behind the mask of the dragon?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

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Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover four Eurovision seasons and I'm excited to see what 2023 has in store for us! I'm a music enthusiast, but also enjoy learning - so you'll likely find me in a classroom or listening to the best new music!

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