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Judge Nicole Scherzinger Says ‘The Masked Singer’ Is A Show About ‘Redemption’

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Jan. 31 2019, Updated 7:37 p.m. ET

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Nicole Scherzinger is urging viewers not to take her new show The Masked Singer at face value. The former Pussycat Dolls star says the series, even with its over-the-top antics and kooky costumes, has a deeper and more universal message.

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During the January 30 episode, The Unicorn contestant was unmasked and revealed to be Tori Spelling. The big reveal came as a total surprise to the 40-year-old and the rest of her co-judges. "When The Unicorn revealed herself, I was completely like, 'Oh my gosh, I totally see it now. Why didn't I get it?'" Nicole told Entertainment Tonight.

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Before Tori was unmasked, she presented a sentiment object as a clue to her identity — a typewriter that belonged to her late father Aaron Spelling.

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Nicole used the poignant moment as evidence the show is more than just a quirky singing competition. "What's so special and enduring about the show is that it's crazy and it's a bit trippy,” she said. “But then you have the softer side where people come on and feel a sense of redemption and a feeling of transformation and growth through this process.”

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"I just love the fact that these contestants feel like the world has judged them or feel like the world places a lot of judgment on them, and they want to be able to share who they really are," the former X-Factor UK judge shared. "Not by what they think they are but who they are in their heart."

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She also said she believed the anonymity of the show creates a supportive environment in which participants can “take that stage and sing and really tell their own true authentic story."

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