Open Post: Hosted By Speculation That Kate Bush Might Be The Scuba-Otter On “The Masked Singer UK”

January 6, 2023 / Posted by:

The summer of 2022 was super eventful for Kate Bush as she catapulted back into the spotlight when her 1985 song “Running Up That Hill” got dusted off and flew up the charts after being heavily featured in arguably the best scene of season 4 of Stranger Things. Kate embraced the love, and a whole new generation gained an appreciation for Kate’s eclectic musical styling, as many from the older generation she first gained notoriety with (see: Taika Waititi) sulked about how they were into her music before it was cool. Over the years, Kate has been very private and even hasn’t said much since her unexpected resurgence, but some viewers of The Masked Singer UK think that one of the show’s current costumed contestants could be Kate. Others are adamant that Kate Bush is way above donning a furry suit and being judged by the likes of Masked Singer UK  judges such as Rita Ora.

Uproxx says that speculation began when a new contestant recently took the stage dressed as an otter to sing the Baywatch theme song/”I’m Always Here,” and sounded a lot like Kate.

Some of Bush’s fans have taken to social media to share theories that Bush is one of several competitors on the latest season of The Masked Singer UK. In a recent episode, a singer dressed as a singing otter sang “I’m Always Here” by Jimi Jamison, which gained a lot of popularity in the ’90s as it was used as the theme song for Baywatch.

“Can’t believe we live in a world where it’s entirely possible Kate Bush is on The Masked Singer UK, I felt a fool suggesting it earlier but now I’m convinced that’s her voice and diction,” said one fan.

Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber quoted the fan’s tweet, adding that he also believes that the mysterious creature is Bush, given her eccentric nature.

“Kate Bush, lover of the absurd and theatrical, has been gearing up in costume to perform quirky songs on British television her entire adult life,” he said. “This honestly tracks.”

Here’s Otter’s voice in action:

Many are convinced it’s Kate:

And about just as many insist that a private, esteemed artist like Kate would do no such thing:

Whether Kate decided The Masked Singer UK was the route she wanted to take to tiptoe back in the public eye after years of seclusion or she retired to Mallorca to luxuriate in solitude while fanning herself with her recent Stranger Things windfall won’t be revealed until Otter’s time on the show is up. Either way, let’s all hope David Hasselhoff didn’t take Otter’s homage to Baywatch as an omen to launch a comeback. We’ve all been through enough this year, and we’re only a week in.

Pic: Richard Young/Startraksphoto.com/YouTube

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