Bon Jovi founder and former lead guitarist Richie Sambora gave a quick interview about his attendance in ‘The Masked Singer UK,’ the British reality singing competition. Sambora shared his experience in the competition and described how different it was to perform in a costume and a mask:
“Oh, man. It was the craziest thing I ever did in entertainment in my life but I had a ball, you know. Interestingly enough, when you have a mask, you don’t get judged. It’s kind of like an honest meter. So if you don’t do good, you know it’s not going to happen. I almost won, you don’t know who you’re up against, you don’t have any idea, neither the judges.”
Richie climbed up until the seventh episode of season four as ‘Jacket Potato’ before he got eliminated by ‘Jellyfish.’ He mentioned his almost victory as:
“I got to the almost last round and the chick, I had no idea who she was but she was on ‘Glee’ or something. And she beat me with the first number-one song I ever wrote. So I had to laugh at that one.”
The ‘chick’ he refers to is Amber Riley, who portrayed Mercedes Jones in ‘Glee.’ Ironically, she performed ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ and caused the guitarist’s elimination. When Richie unmasked himself, the judges which consist of Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora were shocked. There was a heavy speculation on Jacket Potato’s identity and predictions varied from Ray Winstone, Shane Richie and Mickey Rourke to David Dickinson and Jack Whitehall.
Below, you can watch Amber Riley’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ performance and Richie’s unmasking.