Strictly The Masked Singer returned to much acclaim in December, raising money for various community organisations.
The Leeds Jewish community gathered for a night of music, mystery, and masked performers at the highly anticipated event, Strictly The Masked Singer. The event was hosted by the dynamic duo Rebecca Skolnick and Daniel Gray, who guided the audience through an evening filled with suspense and excitement.
The show unfolded with a burst of energy as children from Rebecca’s Musical Theatre Life classes lit up the stage, with their delightful Matilda Medley. This was followed by 10 contestants, all dressed in captivating costumes, who took the audience on a musical journey with a diverse selection of songs.
With a full house, the audience was not only entertained but also contributed to a great cause, as the event successfully raised just over £12,500. The funds will be distributed among hosts UK Israel Business, Brodetsky Primary School, The Zone, The Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, and PhysCap.
The judging panel, consisting of Raina Sheif, Alex Ullmann, and Charlie Rosenberg, had the challenging task of guessing who was behind the mask. The contestants, each hiding behind elaborate masks were revealed as Andrew Reynolds, Andrew Saffer, Caroline Grant, Debbie Scott, Elliot Landy, Emma Portugal, Harry Tedford, Jeremy Goldberg, Naomi Goldman, Sophie Quigley, Susan Wilcock, and Will Maclaren.
Marcus Edge claimed the coveted title of “The Masked Singer 2023”, dazzling the audience with an exceptional operatic performance of Time to Say Goodbye that truly stole the spotlight, and also created a new Italian vocabulary.
As the event reached its crescendo, the community came together for a heartwarming rendition of “Salaam,” symbolising unity, shared joy, and support and solidarity for Israel.
UK Israel Business thanks all of the generous sponsors, Jane Clynes and the committee, all those behind the scenes, CST and everyone who came to support the event.