After three powerhouse seasons, The Masked Singer will keep on singing and guessing this fall with a new season. Read on to find out everything we know about season 4, including when the season premieres, what new costumes are coming our way and much more.
Will The Masked Singer be returning for season 4?
Fox announced it was renewing The Masked Singer for a fourth season on May 6. Additionally, at the end of the season 3 finale, host Nick Cannon announced the show would be returning in the fall.
When did The Masked Singer season 4 premiere?
Season 4 of The Masked Singer premiered on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
When is The Masked Singer filmed?
The Masked Singer started production on Aug. 20. The series is filming at Red Studios in Hollywood, and as you might expect, the cast and crew are following rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing, temperature checks and PPE for off-camera crew.
The UK version of The Masked Singerwill be filmed in front of a live studio audience too.
What do we know about the masks for season 4 of The Masked Singer?
The contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one Academy Award nomination, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
Who was unmasked on The Masked Singer this season?
The season 4 premiere saw five contestants debut as part of Group A. At the end of the hour, Dragon was unmasked as rapper Busta Rhymes.
It was a wild night for the Gremlin as he made his debut in week 2. After moving the audience with his performance on “Stand By Me” dedicated to a friend, he went rogue and decided to reveal himself as Mickey Roark.
It was time for the Giraffe to put his neck on the line, as he was eliminated in week 3. He was revealed to be Beverly Hills, 90210 star Brian Austin Green.
It was the last flight for the Baby Alien. The childish extraterrestrial went out performing—ironically enough—”It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons in week 3.
After being eliminated, Lips unmasked herself. She was revealed to be television host and media personality Wendy Williams.
After being eliminated, Squiggly Monster unmasked himself. He was revealed to be comic and star of Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos Bob Saget.
After being eliminated, the Snow Owls unmasked. They were revealed to be country singers and married couple Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black.
First to go was Whatchamacallit, who was revealed to be NBA player Lonzo Ball. Following him was the Serpent, who we found out was Dr. Elvis Francois, the viral “Singing Surgeon” who became famous making music for coronavirus aid.
How does The Masked Singer work?
The Masked Singer is based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer. A group of celebrities compete on the show anonymously in costumes over a series of episodes. Each episode, a portion of the competitors are paired off into face-off competitions, in which each will perform a song of his or her choice in their real voice. From each face-off, the panelists and live audience vote; the winner is safe for the week, while the loser is put up for elimination. At the end of the episode, the losers of the face-offs are then subjected to the earlier votes of the panelists to determine who will not continue; the eliminated singer then takes off their mask to reveal their identity.
How do they keep the singers a secret?
Keeping the identities of the singers a secret is one of the biggest challenges on The Masked Singer, executive producer Craig Plestis said during the Fox Entertainment panel at Deadline’s Contenders Television virtual event. “Every season it’s hard, a lot of people are trying to spy and get in with cameras on set. I always say the best job to have on The Masked Singer is to be part of the security detail, there’s more security than producers on the show. Without the secrets, the show is blown right open.”
What happened in The Masked Singer season 3?
The show’s biggest season yet premiered after the Super Bowl and ran until late May. Contestants included Robot (Lil Wayne), Llama (Drew Carey), Miss Monster (Chaka Khan), Elephant (Tony Hawk), Mouse (Dionne Warwick), Taco (Tom Bergeron), Bear (Sarah Palin), Swan (Bella Thorne), T-Rex (Jojo Siwa), White Tiger (Rob Gronkowski), Kangaroo (Jordyn Woods), Banana (Bret Michaels), Astronaut (Hunter Hayes), Kitty (Jackie Evancho), Rhino (Barry Zito), Frog (Bow Wow), Turtle (Jesse McCartney), and season winner Night Angel (Kandi Burruss).
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What are the masks for The Masked Singer season 4?
On Aug. 26, Fox announced the new masks for The Masked Singer season 4. Here are the names and photos of all the 16 new masks.
Snow Owl (make that owls!)
Meet Snow Owl
Actually, snow owls. When the cast of masks was revealed, we heard snow owl, but a new video teaser shows TWO owls cracking out of an elaborate Hatchimal-style egg. “The Masked Singer is taking flight and will have you seeing double,” the announcer says in the promo while another voice sings “who, who are behind the masks.” Could these be twins? Partners? Co-stars on another FOX series? We’ll have to wait and see!
Who’s in Group A on The Masked Singer?
Group A includes Dragon, Giraffe, Popcorn, Snow Owls, and Sun. These masks first performed in the season premiere on Sept. 23.
Who’s in Group B on The Masked Singer?
Group B includes Baby Alien, Crocodile, Gremlin, Seahorse, Serpent and Whatchamacallit. These masks will perform for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Who’s in Group C on The Masked Singer?
Group C includes Broccoli, Jellyfish, Lips, Mushroom and Squiggly Monster. These all-new masks will perform for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Who are the judges for The Masked Singer season 4?
Though there’s been no formal announcement, it’s assumed that the judging panel and host will return once more for season 4. The judging panel for The Masked Singer includes comedian Ken Jeong, television personality Jenny McCarthy, singer and actress Nicole Scherzinger and singer-songwriter and record producer Robin Thicke.
Who’s the host of The Masked Singer?
The host is actor and comedian Nick Cannon.
Why do fans love The Masked Singer?
The Masked Singer has hit the right nerve with TV viewers. And Ken Jeong knows why The Masked Singer has been so successful.
“It’s insane, isn’t it?” he explains to Parade.com. “None of us expected the monster ratings, pun intended. One reviewer described the show as a ‘fever dream.’ It’s like, ‘Wow, is The Masked Singer on or do I have the flu?’”
The real winner?
“It’s the format,” he says. “The Masked Singer is four game shows rolled into one. It’s part American Idol, part The Voice, part Dancing With the Stars, and a little bit vintage What’s My Line. And it’s addictive. The format is the star.”
Who designs the costumes for The Masked Singer?
Season 4 of The Masked Singer will introduce all-new custom-made costumes for the celebrity singers to wear. Costumes were designed by a hardworking team led by award-winner designer Marina Toybina. who claimed her fifth Emmy on Sunday night.
Has The Masked Singer won any awards?
Not yet, but the series is nominated for Best Reality Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards. This is the first Fox show to be nominated in this category since So You Think You Can Dance in 2015.
The mystery singing competition will go up against last year’s winner RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nailed It!, Top Chefand The Voice.
Where can I watch The Masked Singer online for free?
Fans can watch and stream the show online with the FOXNOW app and a cable login, or the next day on Hulu.
What time does The Maksed Singer come on?
The Masked Singer airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
Where can I find news about The Masked Singer season 4?
Check back here for Masked Singer news throughout season 4.
Who’s left on the season on The Masked Singer?
Is there a trailer for the new season?
You bet. Watch a sneak peek of the season premiere here!
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