UK: BMG artist Natalie Imbruglia aka ‘Panda’ wins The Masked Singer UK



The UK edition of the internationally successful show, The Masked Singer, reached its grand finale on Saturday, February 12, with ‘Panda’ revealed as global superstar and BMG recording artist Natalie Imbruglia, storming to victory.

With her performance of One Direction’s 2013 smash hit ‘Story Of My Life’, Imbruglia beat Charlotte Church who was unmasked as Mushroom in second place and Westlife star Mark Feehily who was revealed to be Robobunny in third place.

The jury was comprised of Rita Ora, who recently signed to BMG for new recordings, Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and last year’s winner and BMG artist Joss Stone.

The finale, broadcast on ITV, peaked with 7.8 million viewers with a 45% audience share, making it the highest rating show on TV on February 12, the most-watched episode of the series so far, and the highest overnight audience of 2022 to date.

Following the victory, her cover of ‘Story Of My Life’ reached at number 21 on the iTunes charts while her current album, Firebird, leaped to number 22. Released in September 2021, Firebird is Imbruglia’s first album in six years and the first with BMG since signing for recordings in 2019.

The multi-talented performer started her career in Australia’s iconic television series Neighbours, known for having a strong musical heritage, and has helped launch the careers of notable Australian talent including Kylie Minogue – also signed to BMG.

In 1997, Imbruglia released international smash hit ‘Torn,’ which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and has sold over a million copies in the UK alone. Imbruglia’s debut album, Left of The Middle has sold seven million copies with career album sales surpassing 10 million.

Imbruglia’s career has seen her achieve platinum-selling albums, successful movies, stage and TV roles, as well as acclaimed live tours. She has won multiple awards including, three MTV Video Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, a Billboard Music Award, three Grammy Award nominations, eight ARIA Awards including an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.

Source BMG

February 14, 2022 9:00am ET by Pressparty  

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