'I Was Like Ah F--k Now Everyone's Going To Know It's Me': Cody Simpson's Masked Miley Connection
Despite being filmed months ago, Cody Simpson somehow wound up singing one of his new girlfriend's songs on national TV.
Last week Robot didn't just sing a Miley song, he mashed her "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" tune with Dolly Parton's "Jolene".
The mash-up was an absolute banger, and a double nod to Miley considering Dolly is her godmother, but it only made audiences more suspicious that the man behind the automaton was Cody Simpson.
Revealed as the winner of 'The Masked Singer' last night, Cody said the moment wasn't missed on him.
"It was the weirdest synchronicity, the timing of that," he said to 10 daily via phone, "I was like, 'Ah f--k. Now everyone's going to know it's me."
During filming Cody and Miley weren't officially dating, but Cody revealed they had been casually chatting at the time.
"It was funny, I told her, I was like, 'I'm on this show singing your song,'" he said. Just a few days before the episode where he sang his accidental tribute to Miley, the pair confirmed their relationship publicly.
But his Miley performance wasn't the only coincidental connection Cody had with the show. After signing up to be on the program, he found out Lindsay Lohan would be on the guessing panel.
"I dated her sister so I was like, f--k! What do I do?," he said, laughing, "It was all cool. We were talking since the show and had funny banter about how she ordered furniture that never showed up."
Despite having the strongest connection to the young singer, Lindsay was actually late to the revelation that it was Cody under Robot's mask. It was Jackie O who cracked the case early in the series.
Cody said a lot of the clues tipped friends off to his true identity, "The UN and environmentalism, the swimming... they kinda touched on most aspects of my life," he said.
Being under the Robot mask not only gave Cody the free reign to cover his now girlfriend's tracks but also to perform a handful of songs he otherwise wouldn't.
"I wouldn't usually sing [Lady Gaga or Kylie Minogue], or cover them. It was fun to be able to sing that and no one knows who you are," he said.
"I thought it would be cool to do the show and have people not judge you, they're looking at you because of the way you sing."
During the process, Cody says he worked closely with the musical director of the show to work on the orchestration of the medleys of his performances and the way his tracks were put together.
"I tried to go over and above for it," he said, "That's why I might have taken the crown out," he said, "hopefully that was part of the reason!"
Recently releasing the single "Golden Thing" -- a tune written for Miley that he said she forced him to release -- Cody is currently working on his first full-length solo album set to arrive sometime early next year.
"When I'm back from Australia I'll be working on that through Christmas," he said adding that sound-wise it will depart from the guitar-ballad style of "Golden Thing" -- but that we also shouldn't expect a full album of Kylie and Gaga covers, despite an excited "I wish!" from Cody.
While he told his family and a handful of mates based in the States about his involvement on the show, Cody said it was stressful trying to keep everything under wraps.
"I was in Sydney hiding, getting whisked around and I was surprised it stayed relatively secret," he said, adding, "I'm glad it's revealed now. It was a great, great experience."
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