So it looks like every mornin' there's going to be an Orca mask hanging from the corner of Mark McGrath's four-post bed from here on out, with the Sugar Ray singer the final elimination before FOX's The Masked Singer heads into this week's two-hour, double-elimination "Super 8" round. That means this Wednesday, host Nick Cannon, as well as panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke, will be welcoming Black Swan, Chameleon, Crab, Piglet, Robopine, Russian Dolls, Seashell, and Yeti back to the stage as the season gets closer to crowning a champion. Here's a look at some preview images for this week's round, "Super 8 – The Plot Chickens!":
Now here's a look at what's on tap for Wednesday night's "Super 8" round of FOX's The Masked Singer– kicking things off with a new teaser promising even bigger surprises. Following that, McGrath discusses what it was like this seasons performing under the mask:
An Updated Look The Masked Singer Season 5 Masks
Here's an updated look at the official key art images for our previously-announced masks as well as "wildcard" contestants, along with accompanying clues videos:
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:
Meet Cluedle-Doo — the bird with all the knowledge. 🔍
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) March 2, 2021
"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. 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.