Saturday 30 January 2021
Viking on Masked Singer is Morten Harket!
Did you already guess it? Behind the Viking mask in Season 2 of Masked Singer is none other than Morten Harket!
Now that Morten has been unmasked, we have a short Q&A about his experience with the show to share with you.
Q: What made you decide to take on this challenge?
A: My main reason for joining was that I knew how much I would be exposed to performing conditions of which I would have very little control. It’s the complete opposite of my usual mindset. Knowing I would hate that, was an excellent reason.
A Pandemic had wiped a major tour off the foreseeable calendar. Suddenly the door opened for other types of requests.
Q: Has it been hard to keep the secret?
A: No. You just don’t let anyone in on it! Never even begin to tell a lie when asked. Always speak the truth, but twist the questions.
Q: How was the secrecy at filming?
A: Similar conditions to those of a pandemic. A fast learning curve in discipline. Kind of cool for the necessity of it. We are spoiled with freedom in our time.
Q: What did you think of your mask, your overall look and the character you got to play?
A: I thought it was brilliant! All of it.
Q: Did you have a say in what your costume looked like?
A: I felt welcome to join the team, but wanted to get exposed to what was coming.
That said; the team did a great job!
Q: How about the clue packages - what kind of input did you have on those and do you have a favorite nugget of information from them?
A: The clue packages reflected the character of Viking himself. Viking’s statements were partially my doing.
Q: Were there any nerves when you first performed as your character or did being hidden inside the costume make you feel more confident?
A: It was decidedly uncomfortable to navigate, especially as my sound system was getting wonky... that and the confines of the helmet sometimes reaching my elbows. At times I kind of felt like a drunk trying to cross the M4. To be inside the costume made my movements even clumsier than my usual standard:)
Q: What are your thoughts on the panel and what did you think of their guesses?
A: They were all darlings!
Q: If you could wear your mask and costume just one more time, what occasion would you choose to wear it to?
A: Perhaps my funeral?
Q: Did you watch the first series and, if so, did you have a favorite character?
A: Never watched it. I shot from the hip upon arrival. It’s called being jaded.
Q: How did it feel to leave at the point you left in the show?
A: Leaving at that point felt right, the way it came across to me. All I all I must say I’ve totally enjoyed taking part - and I had every reason to dread to doing it!
For those who haven't seen Morten's performances as Viking, you can catch up on YouTube:
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