By the time the dust settled on the fifth season-opener of FOX's The Masked Singer, the singing competition series lived up to its promise to be a season unlike any other. Claws star Niecy Nash stepped in for host Nick Cannon and joined panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke in saying goodbye to Snail aka Kermit the Frog- yes, that Kermit the Frog. This brings us to the second week's round, with Group B's Chameleon, Grandpa Monster, Phoenix, Black Swan, and Piglet (with Cluedle-Doo mask waiting in the wings) set to take the stage. What follows is an updated look at the masks still in play along with some additional intel to help you with your guessing; with a preview of this week's rounds waiting for you right after.
A Look The Masked Singer Season 5 Masks
Here's an updated look at the official key art images for our previously-announced masks, along with accompanying clues:
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
Now here's a look at Group B as they head into this week's round, "Group B Premiere – Shamrock and Roll" on Wednesday, March 17:
"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.