Everything to know about ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 7

The Masked Singer” season 7 begins on March 9 in the show’s usual Wednesday night time slot. This American version of the South Korean show is one of the biggest hits on the FOX network. We’ll update this post throughout season 7 of “The Masked Singer” as we learn more about the cast from both the clues given during the show and those posted online at Instagram and Facebook. Here’s everything to know about “The Masked Singer” season 7 so far, including the premiere date.

“The Masked Singer” will premiere on March 9
Filming started in late January 2022. Allowing for time to edit the performances and put together those tantalizing clue packages, “The Masked Singer” season 7 premiere is scheduled for a few weeks later. NBC’s coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics runs for 16 days from February 4 to 20. The other networks, including FOX, don’t schedule premieres opposite this highly-rated competition. So look for “The Masked Singer” season 7 to start in its usual Wednesday time slot on March 9.

How many episodes of “The Masked Singer” will there be?
Season 5, which was also filmed during the pandemic, kicked off its 11-episode run on March 10, 2021. However, the recently concluded season 6 upped that to a lucky 13 episodes. Let’s hope we get at least that many installments of “The Masked Singer” season 7.

How many contestants will there be on season 7 of “The Masked Singer”?
One of the reasons that season 5 had only 11 episodes was because there were only 14 celebrities in the hunt for the Golden Mask. That was the fewest number of contestants since season 1, which had just an even dozen. Season 3 had the most, with 18 stars in the mix. Season 6 had 16 contestants (as had seasons 2 and 4). We expect that “The Masked Singer” season 7 cast will have that same number.

Will Nick Cannon be back as host of “The Masked Singer”?
Nick Cannon has hosted “The Masked Singer” since its premiered in 2019 other than an unscheduled break during season 5 when he caught COVID. Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash was recruited as the guest host and Cannon returned midway through the season.

Who are “The Masked Singer” judges?
Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke have been the four judges since season 1. This fab four will once again be sitting behind the judges’ table. Expect just as many wild guesses again in season 7 as they try to guess the true identities of the celebrity contestants and win the Golden Ear.

What is the format of season 7 of “The Masked Singer”?
As with seasons 5 and 6, 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 three categories 
The season 7 celebrities are divided into three categories: the Good, the Bad and the Cuddly. They will be pitted against from the start. That is a a change from previous seasons. For example in season 6 the contestants were divided into Group A and Group B. The season finale showcased the winner of each group — the Bull and the Queen of Hearts — who competed to win the Golden Mask. The Bull was the runner-up and revealed to be Todrick Hall while the Queen was crowned and unmasked as the Grammy nominee Jewel.

Is Rudy Giuliani one of the contestants on season 7 of “The Masked Singer”?
Yes, the politician competes at least once before being unmasked. When his identity was revealed, Jeong and Thicke left the stage in protest.

Who has won “The Masked Singer”?
The winners of the first six seasons were, in order, T-Pain as Monster, Wayne Brady as Fox, Kandi Burruss as Night Angel, LeAnn Rimes as Sun, Nick Lachey as Piglet, and Jewel as Queen of Hearts.

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