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The Masked Singer 

A singing competition guessing game based on Korean format King of Mask Singer. 12 celebrity performers wear costumes to conceal identities. One singer is eliminated each week and unmasked. Small hints are given for the viewer guess along.
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Airs Wed. Jan. 23, 9:00 PM on Fox

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Rabbit, alien, raven, poodle and bee each take the stage to perform a second time; Joel McHale joins as a guest panelist.


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Wednesday, January 16

Peacock, monster, unicorn, deer and lion take the stage for their second performances; Joel McHale joins as a guest panelist.


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Wednesday, January 9

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2019  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nick Cannon ...  Himself - Host 10 episodes, 2019
Ken Jeong ...  Panelist / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Jenny McCarthy ...  Herself - Panelist 10 episodes, 2019
Clara Plestis ...  Performer 10 episodes, 2019
Nicole Scherzinger ...  Panelist / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Robin Thicke ...  Panelist / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Matty Castano ...  Security Guard 5 episodes, 2019
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The Masked Singer is a singing competition guessing game based on the Korean format King of Mask Singer. The performers are celebrities wearing elaborate head to toe costumes to conceal their identities from the host, panelists, audience, and other contestants. 12 celebrities appear on the show with one singer eliminated each week and unmasked. Small hints are given to help viewer play and guess along. The "who-sung-it" is hosted by Nick Cannon and features a star-studded detective playing panel: Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. The competitors are all "household names" and have a combined 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, 9 Broadway shows, 4 Super Bowl titles, and 4 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Masked Singer premieres on January 2 on Fox.

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Can you guess the celebrity behind the mask?


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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Smart Dog Media See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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A Hippo Walks Into A Karaoke Bar...
3 January 2019 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

The first episode of "The Masked Singer" was all that it promised to be. Part mystery, part talent show, it is good, clean fun of a schlocky nature. Maybe not as good as "The Gong Show", but also not as schlocky.

The celebrity vocalists--whose identities are obscured by elaborate costumes--are pitted against each other in twosomes. Audience members vote for their favorites. At the end of the show, the panelists decide which of the three episode losers is eliminated. And that performer's identity is revealed.

The panelists are the funny Jenny McCarthy, the mostly unfunny Ken Jeong, and the beautiful and musical Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. Robin seems the most insightful. Nick Cannon handles the limited duties of host.

Along the way, clues are given as to the singers' identities--- in a video package and by the singers themselves. These clues can be cleverly ambiguous. The First performer to leave was "The Hippo", who I had pegged as Chris Paul, but I was wrong.

Some of the singing is quite good, making the mysteries more intriguing. Also on the first episode was "The Peacock", whose poster used to be on your mother's wall; "The Monster", who had fallen from grace, but was coming back into the public eye; "The Unicorn", who is from a wealthy family and is nicknamed "Bird"; "The Deer", whose clues mention ravens and his love of horses (can it be anyone but Terry Bradshaw?); and "The Lion", who is kind of Hollywood royalty and who I understand to be re-emerging from her absence dedicated to mothering her daughters.

Other celebrities will be added in later episodes. I am hoping that one is Ariana Grande, whose is a master of impersonation.

Don't get sidetracked by the red herrings. And just enjoy the show for what it is: an entertaining diversion.

Update 1/11/19. The net is rife with guesses about the masked identities. Many guesses by the show's panel ignore the biggest clue---the singer's voice. This show is a blast. My guess for the poodle is Diana Agron.


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