Tomorrow brings viewers of FOX's The Masked Singer the premiere of a wildcard-infused fifth season, with Claws star Niecy Nash stepping in briefly for host Nick Cannon and joining panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke for the first round of guessing. We've updated our rundown of known masks below, which includes official images and videos for Chameleon, Grandpa Monster, Phoenix, Russian Dolls (duet), Black Swan, Raccoon, Porcupine, Seashell, Snail, and Piglet (as well as the Cluedle-Doo mask)- with Raccoon, Snail, and Piglet getting official images and Phoenix joining them with an official video. The singing competition series returns on Wednesday, March 10, with "Season 5 Premiere – Return of the Masks"- now here's an updated look at the official key art images for our previously-announced masks:
This season, there will also be a masked celebrity known as Cluedle-Doo who will make regular appearances to interrupt the show and offer more clues for the viewers and panel (with their identity revealed by the end of the season)- here's a look:
Now here's a look at our first five revealed masks in action as they head into the season-opener, "Season 5 Premiere – Return of the Masks" on Wednesday, March 10:
"I'm so happy to announce a new season of 'The Masked Singer'," said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment, in a statement at the time the series was officially renewed. "This show brings joy to so many families across the country, especially during these trying times, and we can't wait to get even more celebrities suited up in crazy costumes for an hour of pure fun every week." Other celebrities who've performed on the popular competition series include Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Drew Carey, Lil Wayne, Mickey Rourke, Rob Gronkowski, Tori Spelling, Dionne Warwick, and more.
Including the wildcard competitors, Season 5 contestants boast a combined 26 Grammy nominations, nine multi-platinum singles, four Academy Award nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six Gold Medals, and two World Records. Here's a look at the early preview released by FOX last month:
FOX's The Masked Singer is produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment. Cannon, Craig Plestis, James Breen, and Rosie Seitchik serve as executive producers, with Breen serving as showrunner. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. The singing competition series returns in March 2021.