Fox debuted one of the most bizarre and oddly entertaining shows in primetime this midseason with The Masked Singer. With hidden celebrities belting tunes from behind elaborate masks, the show puts a new twist on all other reality talent shows. Well, fans of The Masked Singer don’t need to worry that the musical mysteries will be done at the conclusion of the first batch of episodes. The Masked Singer has officially been renewed for Season 2 on Fox.
If you need some hard numbers for the show’s impact to really sink in, know this: more than 17 million viewers caught the series premiere, on multiple platforms. 3.6 million come from streaming with Hulu and FOX NOW, making it Fox’s most-streamed episode ever. Who would have guessed so many people would be into singing peacocks and belting aliens?
Nick Cannon has proved that he can host more than just one style of competition show thanks to his hosting gig at The Masked Singer, and the panel of judges comprised of Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke have kept the guesses going. We've put together our own list of updated guesses as well!
Thanks to social media, fans have been able to work together and guess the identities of some of the masked competitors successfully. That said, the show has taken some pretty impressive measures to prevent viewers from using a certain smartphone app as a shortcut to finding out the truth. Shazam -- no, not that Shazam -- doesn’t yield any answers.
Of course, those who have been eliminated so far haven’t really been folks known for strutting their stuff professionally on a stage, so perhaps the seasoned singers behind their masks are used to wearing all kinds of crazy costumes to perform. Perhaps not unicorn and poodle masks, but challenges come in all different shapes and sizes, right?
There’s no denying that there are plenty of talented singers among the Masked Singer cast. Between all of the mystery contestants, there are 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine broadway shows, four Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, and four Super Bowl titles. Fortunately, there are still several episodes left before fans have to start speculating about Season 2.