The Masked Singer features 12 celebrities contestants singing and dancing in head-to-toe costumes, which completely obscure their identities

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February 01, 2019 01:28 PM

The Masked Singer is getting a second act.

The Fox singing competition series has officially been renewed for a second season, the network announced earlier this week.

Since its premiere in early January, the series has shot to the top of the ratings list, quickly becoming the network’s most-watched unscripted series.

The Masked Singer features 12 celebrities contestants singing and dancing in head-to-toe costumes that completely obscure their identities.

The mystery stars compete two at a time, with the audience and a judging panel voting on who the winner of each matchup is.

The Masked Singer
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Joining the audience and host Nick Cannon is a group of celebrity panelists — Robin ThickeJenny McCarthyNicole Scherzinger and Ken Jeong — who try their best to correctly identify each performer based on what little clues they get during each episode.

Although the celebrities get to use their real voices while singing, during pre-taped interview clips (which feature hints about their identities), their voices have been distorted.

At the end of every episode, the losing celebrity’s identity is finally revealed.

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“The response to The Masked Singer has been fantastic and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at the network. “I am so happy to see a singing Peacock burst into pop culture! The Masked Singer is unique, bold, original and embraces the DNA of all the best FOX unscripted shows. We look forward to Season Two being even more fun, weird and wonderful than the first.”

So far this season, Tori Spelling, Margaret Cho, Terry Bradshaw, Tommy Chong and Antonio Brown have been revealed as celebrities hidden behind the masks.

“What I really like about it is that it’s really the only whodunit — or whosangit — show on television, and the fact that it’s all well-known celebrities…So the people under the mask are really the star of the show,” Thicke previously told E! News.

“Every celebrity gets to pick their alter ego of who they want to be and that’s how we try to figure out—or try to figure out—who they are, based on their costumes, based on their film clues and also their performances,” McCarthy added.

The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Fox.

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