With FOX's The Masked Singer kicking off its sixth season with a two-part season opener on September 22 & 23, host Nick Cannon and panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke took part in a special preview special tonight and there was a lot for guessers at home to pour-over. The first thing you need to know is that there will be two (2) celebrities unmasked during the season-opener. We also have quite a few additions to our roster of masks, which we've updated with new looks. But first, we have your first official visual clues for 11 of the masks waiting for you below:
We also have some new additions to the list of Season 6 competing masks, the updated line-up now including Dalmatian, Queen of Hearts, Cupcake, Banana Split, Hamster, Mallard, Bull, Baby, Beach Ball, Jester, Caterpillar, Octopus, Skunk, and Pepper. Here's an updated visual rundown of the masks in play:
As we mentioned earlier, with a new season come changes, with the two-part kick-off seeing a double unmasking and two new Wildcards joining the competition on the second night. As for the season overall, there will be two groups (Group A & Group B), with the winner of each group competing against each other in the season finale in the ultimate "Mask-Off Face-Off". And then there's the game-changing "Take It Off Buzzer". Here's how it works: let's say a panelist is 103% certain of who is behind a mask, they hit the buzzer at any point to offer the name. If they're right? The contestant heads home immediately and the panelist gets two points towards the Golden Ear Trophy. But if the panelist is wrong, there's a price to pay. While the contestant stays in the competition, the panelist who missed the mark loses two points towards the big prize. And not everyone gets a shot at it because there's only one in play in Group A and one in play for Group B. Now here's a look at the newest teaser for FOX's The Masked Singer Season 6- set to kick off with a two-part season-opener on September 22 and 23:
"It's almost like we have three finales in our show. We have a winner from Group A and Group B, and they'll then be going head-to-head almost like a prizefight to see who is the 'Masked Singer' [in the finale]. But the great thing is, they'll be taking on each other, and they've never sat on the same stage together until that moment," EP Craig Plestis explained to EW about having only two finalists this season. Showrunner James Breen added, "I think it's not a format that would have always worked on the show, but we had such great singers this season that we knew that whoever made it into that final two, it could be all about these beautiful voices and performances, and it would still sustain a really good finale."