To find good entertainment is possible to a limited extent only in times of Corona. Concerts, exhibitions, pubs, restaurants, fitness studios, swimming pools, the list of closed facilities ist endless (#FUCKCORONA). There is still TV, but to find something apart the US elections, Trump, Biden or even Corona is hard. OK – my Berlin friend and my humble self come out now to be fans of „The Masked Singer“. Yes! Who would have thought it?
The Masked Singer is a German singing competition television series. Actually it’s in its 3rd season and it’s around celebrities singing in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities from all others. The program employs panelists who are given various clues alluding to the celebrities identities to guess who they could be after each performs. At the end of each episode, the panelists and an audience vote for their favorite singer and the least popular is eliminated, taking off their mask to reveal their identity. 
Crossing Berlin by Underground, my friend comes up with quirky ideas, namely to search his treasure box for images, showing the main characters in the TV series „The Masked Singer“ and to start a competition between the two of us. This idea is brilliant, it extends the pleasure beyond broadcasting time. And for all of you who are not willing to face all those commercial breaks, here the remaining characters so far. ANUBIS, CAT, FROG, SKELETON, HIPPO, MEERCATS and ALIEN. The main fun is speculating about the person behind the mask. My favorite is the HIPPO, which comes around as a funny Ballerina with pink tutu, while my Berlin friend is more into the skeleton.
pictures left hand: my Berlin friend – pictures right hand: streetartwalks
ANUBIS may forgive me, but the best I was able to find was a piece with some Hieroglyphs: That’s all – unfortunately.
Marienburger Strasse; probably guests from Egypt (10/2015) & HoF Auf der Donau; GFS (05/2020)
Bülowstrasse; artist unknown (04/2016) & Cologne; MEOW (05/2017)