After 13 years of being in the 4th place in American Idol, Chris Daughtry went back at the same network and joined in another contest, The Masked Singer.
Unfortunately, he didn’t bring home the bacon again to make avenge for his redemption story as he just won second place this time.
The winner for this year’s competition went to Wayne Brady’s Fox.
Daughtry was such sports that he just laughed it off and said I’m just not good at winnings*** That’s my destiny. I’m an excellent runner-up. I’m so good at being the runner-up.” While being interviewed, Chris “The Rottweiler” was in high spirits and said he just wanted to beat that top four this time (reminiscing about that American Idol).
He said that was a much better result than the past contest. He also commented that Brady did an incredible job and earned the Golden Mask trophy, but he admitted “The only thing that I think is going to bug me the most is I’m going to hear ‘You should’ve won!’ for another ten years. That’s what I’ve been listening ever since Idol, and now I’m going to hear it again.”
For someone who has been in the entertainment business for a decade now, he made a risk in his career by dressing himself as a McGruff the Crime Dog lookalike and doing Hall& Oates and Sia songs on this silly competition. He didn’t think anything like that. He exclaimed I didn’t know about that, not even a little bit. I wanted this experience so, so bad, and it felt so exciting to me.”
He wanted to be in The Masked Singer since he saw a clip in YouTube of Ryan Reynolds doing a unicorn performance that became a viral hit from a Korean version. He decided if that were aired in the US, he certainly would join it.
He was excited about it “I was like, ‘Oh my God. Get me on that show!’ I just loved the idea of being free and under the veil of anonymity and being able to perform whatever you want; however, you want — without any preconceived notions of who you are as an artist. It was that liberating experience that I was so attracted to, and I was encouraged that they wanted me on the show. I couldn’t wait. I hadn’t been this excited about an opportunity in a very long time.”
To Daughtry, this was not new to him. He has had worn several crazy costumes and even had the chance to pick his TV character. I was trying to find something that resonated with me.
Very much like how Batman became Batman by facing his fears and becoming the thing he feared the most, I was in a similar situation with the Rottweiler,” and he added “I was bitten by a Rottweiler when I was about 15, and it made me terrified of that particular breed of dog. So, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to embody my fear and become what I fear the most.’ Very much like Batman.”