Natasha Bedingfield Tried to Trick Friend Nicole Scherzinger on ‘The Masked Singer’
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This week on The Masked Singer, Pepper was unmasked to reveal Grammy-nominated star Natasha Bedingfield. The British singer stopped by Nick Cannon’s talk show on Thursday to talk about her experience on the show, including how she tried to trick her friend Nicole Scherzinger, who correctly guessed it was her.
Natasha Bedingfield Is Friends with ‘Masked Singer’ Judge Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger was the only Masked Singer judge whose first impression guess for Pepper turned out to be correct, earning her a point. As it turns out, Scherzinger and Bedingfield are actually friends, and Bedingfield went out of her way to try and throw Scherzinger off the scent.
“My goal was to try and trick Nicole the whole way through, so that’s why I put on an American accent,” Bedingfield explained. “I’m like, ‘How can I trick her?’ ‘Cause we go way back. But I actually felt like she could see through my outfit. Like, I felt her burning a hole through the Pepper outfit.”
Speaking of the Pepper outfit, Bedingfield also shared the reasoning behind why she chose that costume. After her unmasking, she talked about her son, who had brain surgery before the pandemic but is doing well now. Red is apparently his favorite color.
“I loved expressing myself in a different way, and getting into a spiciness,” Bedingfield told Cannon. “I think, being a wildcard, a Pepper is a good character to kind of, like, get people on their toes.”
Bedingfield Talks About Going Viral on TikTok
Bedingfield’s hit song “Unwritten,” first released in 2004, has gained a new life recently through TikTok dances. The singer shared her excitement for how the video platform “is reviving songs” and the ways people are “connecting with each other.”
“It really happened without my control,” Bedingfield said. “It was just some kids who made an amazing version, like a remix of the song. They called it ‘Like Yop.’ And then this kid Rony Boyy makes this dance.”
Bedingfield actually met with Rony so he could teach her the dance in person earlier this year. Check out Bedingfield’s own TikTok account to see her reactions and recreations of how different people have interpreted her song.