Mel B has revealed which Spice Girl would be eliminated on The Masked Singer Australia because she would instantly be able to recognize their voice.

Ahead of last night’s premiere, Scary Spice said that her former bandmate Geri Halliwell would be eliminated instantly because she’d “be able to tell those dulcet tones a mile off.”

Melanie Brown is the only Spice Girl to have appeared on the show – she performed on UK and Spanish formats of The Masked Singer – and has joined the Aussie panel this year as a judge.

The Masked Singer premise shows famous singers anonymously performing in full body costumes that cover their faces and bodies, the judges must be able to identify the artist by their voices alone. Each week the judges and the audience vote to identify the least favourite singer, and they remove their masks and reveal their identity.

Mel B is one of three new judges arriving for The Masked Singer season four. The singer and Hughes will be joined by Chrissie Swan and Abbie Chatfield. The latter recently revealing her whopping payday of $100,000 to be on the show, whereas Scary Spice’s salary is said to be around the $500,000 mark.

While Brown has the slight disadvantage of being British while most of the contestants are native Australians, she has appeared on Australia shows Australia’s Got Talent and The X Factor Australia and believes her ties to the UK won’t hinder her ability to correctly guess the artist.

“Well, I have my dossier because I have met so many Australian people and Australian icons,” she told Daily Telegraph.

Love Film & TV?

Get the latest Film & TV news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more

“I had to brush up on my knowledge as to remember if they’re actually still living, still current, [or] they haven’t done anything bad or abusive to anybody else because I am not going to mention those people.”

For more on this topic, follow the Film and TV Observer.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine