When you’re watching Alter Ego, and you’re seeing your favorite avatar perform “live” on stage, it can be hard to remember that there is a real person somewhere doing the same thing.
Those real people have real-life issues they’re dealing with while trying to win the Fox network’s newest singing competition. One such case is the man behind Dipper Scott, also known as Jacob Thomsen.
While he has always been passionate about singing, things haven’t always gone as planned for Thomsen as he has Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract. This can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition, all of which cause extreme pain and discomfort.
‘Alter Ego’ Star Gets A Second Chance
According to Meaww, Thomsen’s pursuit of a singing career has been hard to deal with when it comes to Crohn’s. However, he said that he’s got a bit of a second chance thanks to Alter Ego. The show allows him to step into the “skin” of another person in Dipper Scott.
Thomsen said that he imagines that Dipper Scott doesn’t have any sort of illness. That way he’s able to take on that mantle and push through with his performances. When he is having a bit of an issue, he’s able to continue performing, without the audience being able to see that pain.
It appears he has been able to put the Crohn’s behind him for the moment and just go “out there” and perform for the audience. It also appears that his performances have won over the judges and the audience so far, even if he’s not considered the top candidate as of yet.
Latest Dipper Scott Performance
In his latest appearance, Thomsen performed ‘Unsteady’ by X Ambassadors. It appears his act was a hit.
The judges were blown away by his performance, seeing that he not only had fantastic synergy but a beautiful voice to back it up. As a result, the judges voted for him to stay on the Diamond, securing his spot in the next round. Fans too, felt the same way, as he won over skeptics as well.
One fan in particular said that she didn’t know if she’d ever seen a better performance on one of these singing competitions before.
Avatars are cool, but AlterEgo on Fox misses the mark. That said, Dipper Scott’s performance changed my life. Will never be able to watch any singing competition without comparing everyone to him! #dipperscott #AlterEgoFOX #AlterEgoOnFOX
— Kim Fairfield (@KimFairfield4) September 23, 2021
Dipper Scott’s position on the Diamond remained unchallenged through this episode. As none of the other contestants could take his spot.
Moving forward, it’s going to be all about finding ways to stay fresh. Winning over the judges doesn’t appear to be an easy task. The same can be said for Alter Ego fans.
With Dipper Scott aka Jacob Thomsen making his first appearance in the debut episode, it’s unknown when he might perform again.