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Bobby van Jaarsveld unmasked as Mielie on ‘Masked Singer SA’


Afrikaans musician and actor Bobby van Jaarsveld was the latest celebrity to be unmasked on the latest episode of The Masked Singer South Africa’s on Saturday 1 June.

BOBBY VAN JAARSVELD UNMASKED AS MIELIE ON ‘MASKED SINGER SA’

Mielie has been revealed and it is Bobby van Jaarsveld! Since Mielie had planted himself on The Masked Singer South Africa stage, the show’s super sleuths were impressed by his voice. The show’s super sleuths are J’Something, Somizi Mhlongo, Sithelo Shozi and Skhumba Hlophe.

While Mielie was saved from the danger zone in the previous round, this week he was unfortunately unmasked. However, the super sleuths struggling to figure out the face behind the voice of Mielie.

While Somizi and Sithelo usually come the closest to cracking the case, this week it was J’Something, who hit the nail on the head. The MiCasa lead singer was the one to identify Mielie as Afrikaans pop star Bobby.

anel struggled to put a name to their beloved Mielie. In a wild guess, only J’Something identified Mielie as the platinum-selling Afrikaans pop star.

However, one can’t blame the detectives for missing the mark. Throughout the series, Mielie sprinkled the most obscure clues to hide his true identity – from having a connection to Evita Bezuidenhout to growing up on the country’s spice route but now jogging among the sugar canes, romancing people’s ears and eyes, winning many awards, and attending eight schools. Apparently, Mielie was also shocked by rumours that he belonged to a secret society and wanted to become a nature conservationist.

Mielie often flexed his muscles, and it was obvious that he was a health freak who loved his fruit and veggies. But what bamboozled the detectives the most was a photograph of Mapps Maponyane popping up in the clue package on the night Mielie was unmasked.

HOW DID MAPS MAPONYANE FIT IN?

On theTop 8 showdown this week, Ready Steady Cook South Africa host Moshe Ndiki joined the confused group of super sleuths as a guest detective. However, Moshe’s assertions sowed even more seeds of doubt. Moshe was convinced Mielie was a politician and, to be more precise, the people’s beau Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. This was because of Mielie’s sassy legwork during his rendition of We Are Young and mentioning that he loves collaboration.

Meanwhile, the popcorn frequenting Mielie’s clue package and references to wearing masks in his day job signalled to Sithelo that it was movie star Christopher Jaftha. On the other hand, Skhumba focused on Mielie’s hint that he has collaborated with many “greats”. Danny K made magic with Madoza and many celebrities according to Skhumba.

Even though J Something concurred with Sithelo about Christopher Jaftha, he started to wonder about the possibility of Mielie being Bobby van Jaarsveld.

Just because Sithelo went with Christopher Jafta, J’Something put Jonathan Boyton-Lee in the mix. At this stage, the new clues about beaches and volleyball also swayed Somizi to pick Kyle Deutch, who collaborated with Shekinah on the hit song Back to the Beach.

Before Mielie’s unmasking, the detectives could lock in their final vote. J’Something hesitantly locked in Bobby. Somizi still besotted with Mielie, settled on Kyle Deutch, and Moshe and Skhumba stayed with their original guesses, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Danny K.

So, what did Bobby have to do with Maps Maponyane? Well, Maps and Bobby have been brand ambassadors for the same brands. And his connection with Evita Bezuidenhout? Pieter-Dirk Bezuidenhout created Evita, and the name on Bobby’s birth certificate is Pieter.

This comes after actress Jessica Nkosi was unmasked as Ice Cream on the previous episode of the top-secret series.

The Masked Singer South Africa Season two, airs on S3 (formerly known as SABC 3) on Saturdays at 18:30. The rebroadcasts are on SABC 1 on Thursdays at 21:00 and S3 on Fridays at 18:00. 



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