The panelists, the costumes, the contestants of season 6

The masked singer Fans will be doubly excited tonight as the premiere of the first two-night specials airs on Fox.

Season 6 of The masked singer before the new avatar-themed singing contest Alter ego sets off.

Sixteen acts will compete to win the new season of The masked singer and follow in the footsteps of previous T-Pain winners, Wayne Brady, Kandi Burruss, LeAnn Rimes and Nick Lachey.

Nick Cannon returns to host and once again Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke will sit on the panel and try to guess who is behind the masks. In Season 6, they will also have a new twist to help them solve the clues offered to them.

Let’s take a look at everything we know about the contenders for the upcoming season of The masked singer.

‘The Masked Singer’ costumes for season 6

There are 16 acts this season and it looks like there are 15 individuals and a double act. Each of the costumes is as vibrant, colorful and often unsettling as we would expect. The masked singer.

Banana Split is the only multi-person costume this season, while Baby is the series’ first official “human” character.

The full list of costumes is:

  • Taurus
  • Mother Nature
  • Octopus
  • Puffer fish
  • Skunk
  • Babe
  • Banana split
  • Beach ball
  • caterpillar
  • little cake
  • Dalmatian
  • Hamster
  • Jester
  • Mallard
  • Pepper
  • queen of hearts

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Clues about the identities of masked singers

Fox has dropped subtle clues as to who each of this season’s contestants is, while also boasting about the caliber of the celebrities hidden under the masks.

There is bound to be a lot of musical talent showing in the singing competition as the contestants have a total of 85 Grammy nominations between them, with 27 wins.

In the actor category, there are a lot of good (and bad) to watch out for with three Oscar nominations, 12 Emmy nominations but also 12 Razzie nominations.

Many athletes masked themselves for The masked singer in the past and Season 6 is no different with two Super Bowl appearances among 16 contenders.

There is also a lot of wisdom and experience lurking under the colorful facades, as Fox said there are two Lifetime Achievement Awards among the group as well.

The twist on ‘The Masked Singer’

This season will feature the “Take It Off Buzzer” which can shorten someone’s time on the show.

If at any point one of the panelists thinks they are sure who is behind the mask, they can hit the “Take It Off Buzzer” and if they are right, the celebrity shows up and leaves the competition. The good panelist will also get two points for his Golden Ear Trophy score.

However, if he guesses wrong, the panelist will get two points deducted from his Golden Ear Trophy score. The buzzer can only be used once in group A and once in group B.

The guest panelists for Season 6 have been revealed by Variety. Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, and Cheryl Hines will be stopping to help panelists guess throughout the season.

When is “The Masked Singer” activated?

The masked singer kicks off tonight (Wednesday September 22) with the premiere of group A before continuing with the group tomorrow (Thursday September 23).

The following episodes will then air each week on Wednesdays with Group B starting Wednesday, September 29.

The masked singer Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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