Somizi on getting cast in The Masked Singer SA. The addition of Somizi Mhlongo to the panel of The Masked Singer SA has sparked conflicting reactions among South Africans. Somizi seems unconcerned despite the conflicting views. On the well-known game program, he will appear alongside fellow panelists J’Something, Sithelo Shozi, and Skhumba.
Somizi on getting cast in The Masked Singer SA
Somizi addressed reservations regarding his selection for The Masked Singer South Africa during a recent news conference. He clarified that while being a singing competition, The Masked Singer delivers a distinctive experience and format. Somizi is eager to provide his knowledge to the panel.
“The first thing when the news goes out, people are going to say ‘Ah Somizi again judging’ and we are not judging, I think they’ll get a pleasant surprise to understand that this is not a singing competition like any other. We are not judges, we are panellists, we are exactly what the audience is, we are just given the voices. But we are exactly what the audience experience,” he said.
Somizi said he will stay true to himself when asked about what viewers might anticipate from him on The Masked Singer South Africa. He is confident that viewers who value his genuine personality will tune in to see him on the show.
“I’ve been myself from day one, and I would never change anything for anything or for anyone, so if you are tired of me, then switch. What makes me to be where I am today is my authenticity. I find it very sad for people to always adjust based on where they are. I am not a chameleon. Somizi has always been this, you’ll see Somizi at a different show but he will still be Somizi.”
The partnership between Anele Mdoda, Paul Buys, Frankie du Toit, the SABC, and Primedia produced The Masked Singer South Africa. Every element of the program, including the lavish costumes, emcee Mpho Popps, and the squad of investigators, has been meticulously chosen by Anele and her crew. Their focus on detail ensures that viewers will have a unique experience.
“I love people who are content but ambitious, and that’s exactly what they are. The reason I got Mpho is because I believe it was time for him to be on a shiny-floored show. The show format says there must be a comedian on the panel and Skhumba for me is the most effortless person on stage. I have quietly watched Sithelo on social media for over four years now and built a girl-crush. This girl is so magnetic, she reminds me of a young me. Somizi has got four decades of choreographing people, and he’s not afraid to be his faults. J’Something was my first choice.”