Everything to know about ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 6

The Masked Singer” will be back for season 6 in the fall. This American version of the South Korean show remains one of the biggest hits on the FOX network. We will update this post throughout season 6 with both clues and spoilers of the names of the famous faces hidden inside those cumbersome costumes. Here’s everything to know about “The Masked Singer” season 6 so far, including the premiere date and the first clues about the cast.

It has a premiere date
Season 6 will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c, maintaining the series’ usual day and time slot. It will likely have a dozen episodes, as did season 5, and wrap up in the middle of December right before Christmas.

Nick Cannon will be back as host
Just before production began on season 5 last winter, Nick Cannon contracted COVID-19 and Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash was recruited as guest host. He returned midway through the season and is set to emcee again this fall.

There will be four judges again
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke will once again be sitting behind the judges’ table. Expect just as many wild guesses from these fab four as they try and guess the true identities of the celebrity contestants.

There will be at least 14 contestants
As for the number of celebrities in “The Masked Singer” season 6 cast, we expect that it will have at least as many as season 5. That edition featured 14 celebrities covered from head to toe in elaborate costumes. We know the first half dozen contestants on season 6 of “The Masked Singer” are disguised as: Banana Split, Cupcake, Dalmatian, Hamster, Mallard and Queen of Hearts.

There will be at least 4 Wild Cards
As with season 5, more famous faces will pop up throughout the season to compete as Wild Cards. They will face off against one of the original contenders in sing-offs at the end of certain episodes. Each episode will end with the judges voting for their favorite performer of the night. The contestant with the lowest number of votes is then forced to unmask in front of America.

There will be two groups 
The contestants will be divided into  Group A and Group B. The season finale will showcase the winner of each group, who will compete to win the Golden Mask.

First clues
We know that the season 6 celebrities have collectively won 27 Grammy wins and between them they have racked up 85 Grammy nominations, 12 Emmy nominations, 12 Razzie Award nominations and three Academy Award nominations. They have made two Super Bowl appearances and won two lifetime achievement awards.

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