Former Wiggle Sings Radiohead’s “Creep” as Zombie on Masked Singer

From The Wiggles to The Walking Dead, former children’s entertainer Emma Watkins was unveiled as the Zombie on The Masked Singer Australia. Her final performance turned out to be a fitting tribute to her more adult avatar, as she performed Radiohead’s “Creep” as a spooky ballad of longing and self-loathing.

The first female Wiggle became the fifth celebrity to get the boot. Of the four judges, Chrisse Swan correctly guessed that Watkins lurked behind the mask, The Music reports, while Mel B tossed out the name Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Abbie Chatfield tried Bec Hewitt, and Dave Hughes, perhaps giving up, said that Doctor Strange star Rachel McAdams was slumming it on Australian reality television.

“I’m really nervous about singing,” Watkins said during her exit interview. “I grew up as a dancer so I really only learnt to sing through The Wiggles and so I was always very afraid to sing in front of people, so the idea of this show was absolutely perfect. I’m actually very grateful to Zombie, and I owe her everything.” Check out her rendition of “Creep” below.

Watkins began performing with The Wiggles in 2010 and became the first woman Wiggle when she donned the yellow skivvies in 2012. She married purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie in 2016 before separating from him in 2018, and in 2021 she left the group to pursue a PhD studying sign language and dance.

As for the rest of The Wiggles, their cover of Tame Impala’s “Elephant” topped Australia’s 2021 Hottest 100, and earlier this year Kevin Parker joined the group onstage.