Developed by Craig Plestis, The Masked Singer is an American reality singing competition television series. It is part of the Masked Singer franchise which began in South Korea and features celebrities singing songs while wearing head-to-toe costumes and face masks concealing their identities. The show is hosted by Nick Cannon. The executive producers of the show are Craig Plestis, Izzie Pick Ibarra, Rosie Seitchik, Nick Cannon, and James Breen.
The first season of the show premiered on Fox on January 2, 2019. The first five seasons received the highest Nielsen ratings for a non-sports program in the adults’ 18–49 key demographic. Followed by, a seventh season premiered in March 2022. In May 2022, the series was renewed for an eighth season, which is set to premiere soon.
So, when the eighth season is coming? What is the plot? Who would come back to reprise their roles? Continue reading to know further details.
The Masked Singer Format and Cast
Each season of The Masked Singer features a group of celebrity contestants. In a typical episode, four to six contestants each sing a 90-second cover for panelists and an audience anonymously in costume. Hints to their identities—known as the “clue package”—are given before and occasionally after each performs. The perennial format is a taped interview with a celebrity’s electronically masked voice narrating a video showing cryptic allusions to what they are known for.
During screenings of the clue packages, after performances, and before elimination, the panelists are given time to speculate each singer’s identity out loud and write comments in note binders. They may ask questions and the host may offer additional clues After the performances conclude, the audience and panelists vote for their favorite singer using an electronic device.
The show uses a weighted voting system; panelists’ and audience members’ votes are worth 50 percent each and combined to form a score. The least popular contestant then takes off their mask to reveal their identity. This process of elimination continues for a set number of episodes until three contestants remain in the season finale, and one is declared the winner after they perform again. The “Golden Mask” trophy is awarded as a prize.
Coming to the cast members, the expected contestants for the upcoming season include The Piglet: Nick Lachey, The Black Swan: JoJo, The Chameleon: Wiz Khalifa, Cluedle-Doo: Donnie Wahlberg, The Russian Dolls: Hanson, The Robopine: Tyrese Gibson, The Crab: Bobby Brown, The Seashell: Tamera Mowry-Housley.
The Masked Singer Season 8 Release Date
The makers have revealed that the upcoming season is scheduled to be aired on September 21, 2022. The series ‘The Masked Singer’ is now available to watch on FOX. Season eight will also come back to the same platform.
The upcoming season might consist of eight episodes, like the previous season. Further details are expected to be revealed soon.
The Masked Singer Season 8 Trailer
As of now, there is no trailer available for The Masked Singer Season 8. For now, you can watch the trailer of Season 7 below:
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