The Masked Singer: Everything we know about season six from daring new costumes to shocking 'wildcard celebrities'
SEASON six of The Masked Singer promises to entertain fans with daring new costumes and “shocking” wildcard celebrities.
All four superstar judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, will come back to the Fox singing competition’s panel while Nick Cannon will return as host.
HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW:
The highly-anticipated upcoming season – which premieres on Wednesday, September 22 – includes new characters that the show promises will “shock” fans.
Fox has already announced a handful of the covered-up competitors, first releasing the Dalmatian.
With a quip that the contender offers "ultimutt" possibilities, the spotted dog appears to be tall and athletic – rocking a football jersey and helmet.
The furry creature completed his look with puppy paws and an adorable headpiece with floppy ears.
Joining him on stage will be Banana Split – a male and female duo who did the actual splits in their promo shots.
One of their sweet outfits includes tight silver leggings, arm coverings and a poofy dress complete with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream.
On her head is a giant scoop of the treat with large blue fake eyes and, of course, a cherry on top.
While the other person wore a heart-eyed banana peel helmet and yellow suit topped with chocolate syrup with sprinkles.
The Cupcake will also be competing this season and will rock a blue, pink and purple version of the delicious dessert.
With green thigh-high latex boots and huge red lips, the confectionary already appears to be a fan-favorite character.
The Mallard will also sing for The Masked Singer title and looks dapper in a top hat, monocle, cane and feathered skirt to represent its duck inspiration.
Also announced ahead of the premiere is the Hamster, who looks adorable with puffy cheeks, studded headphones and a long rainbow necklace.
The Queen of Hearts will sing her heart out during the show in a large jeweled outfit with one large blue eye, matching lips and shiny red stiletto boots.
While The Bull pays homage to a Spanish bull fighter complete with a red satin cape.
More contestants are expected to be announced in the coming weeks before the show premieres.
As the show has done in the past, the contestants will compete in two classes: Group A and Group B.
However, for the first time in history, the winner of Group A will have to face off with the winner of Group B, called the ultimate Mask-Off Face-Off, in the finale episode.
Wildcards have also returned to the stage as both groups will feature multiple mystery stars for a chance to compete for the coveted Golden Mask Trophy.
'EVERYTHING'S BIGGER THIS SEASON'
In a promo for the new season, Blurred Lines crooner Robin, 44, exclaimed that "everything’s bigger this season – except Ken,” a joke to his costar.
Robin continued to tease: "This season, we have some incredible costumes. One is the Banana Split, Caterpillar — which is one of the favorite costumes.
“Then we have Mallard, which has a twang and sings a mean country song.”
He also shared that he will be performing a duet with a contestant which he has not done previously.
Last year, Nick Lachey, who performed as Piglet, infuriated fans as he beat out singer JoJo for the crown.
Season Six of The Masked Singer premieres with a special two-night episode event starting on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
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