Zozibini Tunzi's singing skills take centre stage on 'The Masked Singer SA'

Zozibini Tunzi's singing skills take centre stage on 'The Masked Singer SA'

And the 'Robot' in 'The Masked Singer SA' is...

Zozibini Tunzi 'Robot'
Zozibini Tunzi / Instagram (@zozitunzi)

Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is the latest celebrity to be unveiled in the South African version of 'The Masked Singer'.  

The beauty queen was unmasked in the latest episode of the competition.  

"Robot is Miss Universe @zozitunzi !!!! We were not prepared for Robot’s load to be shed so soon but it was beyond exciting to finally see who was underneath the mask," the show captioned a clip of her big reveal. 

Zozibini is one of 16 local celebrities taking part in the singing competition. Their identities are only revealed when they leave the show. 

Each contestant wears a costume to hide their identity. Judges Somizi Mhlongo, MiCasa's J'Something, Sithelo Shozi, and Skhumba Hlophe have to guess who they think the star behind the costume is. 

Some of their guesses for Zozibini, aka the Roboto, included Amanda du Pont, Joelle Kayembe, and Bonang Matheba! 

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Zozibini showed off her impressive vocal skills on the show. Her final performance before being voted off the show was Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'.

She also performed Thandiswa Mazwai's 'Nizalwa Ngobani' and Estelle's 'American Boy' on the show.

Speaking to Sowetan after her exit, the 29-year-old said she didn't think twice when she got the call to be on the show. 

"Being on the show made me realise that I am truly capable of becoming a singer because as much as I love music, I always had a fear of how I would translate on stage or how I’d be received by people,” she said. 

Other stars who have been unmasked on the show include investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender (Watermelon) and comedian David Kau.

Politician Mmusi Maimane (Warrior), rugby player Victor Matfield (Rooster), football legend Doctor Khumalo (Soccer Ball), TV presenter Bongani Bingwa (Banana), and The Lazy Makoti (Zebra) also appeared on the show. 

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It's not the first time Zozibini has shown off her singing skills in public. She has shared several videos of herself  singing on her Instagram page. 

Zozi slayed Andra Day's 'Rise Up' in one post and belted out Amanda Black's 'Amazulu' in another post. 

She revealed in one post that she sings to spread happiness. 

"I find a lot of strength and healing in music," she wrote on Instagram in 2020.

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