The fruity unicorn has impressed judges over the course of the season, crooning out covers of Lizzo, Kate Bush and even ZZ Top. Judge Kelly Osbourne finally guessed Shears’ identity when he dropped the hint that she’d seen him naked. (Who hasn’t?)
“It’s right up my alley,” Shears said of his participation. “It was a no brainer for me. I’ve never experienced anything like it in my life,” he later told talk show host Lorraine Kelly. “It was so weird, and I loved every minute of it.”
He also added that the unicorn costume made it very difficult to perform. “It was borderline impossible,” he said. “It was really, really hard.”
Somehow, it makes perfect sense that Jake Shears would be dressed as a unicorn with a mane that looks conspicuously similar to the Pride Flag. Maybe he’ll wear it on his next tour.