The Masked Singer has been a popular primetime series on Fox from the jump, but despite the show heading toward Season 4, viewers are still in the dark about some of the show's secrets. Thankfully contestants like Bella Thorne have been de-mystifying the show's behind-the-scenes processes and giving the inside scoop on what really happens with those clue packages.
Bella Thorne spoke to CinemaBlend's Mike Reyes about her upcoming movie Infamous, and she spoke about her performance as The Swan in The Masked Singer. Specifically, the topic of clue packages. Thorne revealed that the show's participants aren't actually the ones filming those videos audiences see each week.
It's hard not to agree with Bella Thorne, especially if requiring participants to film their clue packages on top of all the time they already dedicate to the show would lower the talent pool of available celebrities. The Masked Singer has taken pride in bringing bigger stars with each season, so I can certainly understand why it'd work to make the process as low maintenance as possible
It's also possible that in reducing the contestants' filming dates, The Masked Singer can better hide the identities of its competitors. That's no easy task considering all we've heard from past contestants about the lengths they've gone to in order to deny who they were to friends and family. Being on set for elaborate scenes and clues would only increase exposure to other people, and be a miserable experience for the competitor if they had to be in costume the entire shoot.
Considering the contestants are never unmasked in the clue packages and producers come up with the clues for the packages, I can understand why it's not necessary to have celebrities be filmed in their own videos. With that in mind though, perhaps viewers can now dismiss any physical traits about contestants spotted in clue packages, or save their voice pitch shifting technology for the times the competitors are actually on stage.
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.