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Season 3 of the American version of The Masked Singer premiered on February 2, 2020, following Super Bowl LIV, and concluded on May 20, 2020.

ProductionEdit

On May 13, 2019, FOX announced that the series was renewed for a third season, with the season premiering as the lead-out program for Super Bowl LIV in February 2020.[1][2][3]

The third season began taping on December 19 and 20, 2019,[4][5] later taping more on January 13, 14, 24, and 25, February 5, 10, 11, 15, 20, 24, and 28, 2020.[6]

On December 30, 2019, it was revealed that all four judges plus Cannon as host would be returning for the season, as well as that the season will contain 18 contestants, bumping it up from season one's 12 contestants and season two's 16 contestants.[7]

On January 7, 2020, it was announced that Jamie Foxx would be a guest panelist on the first episode,[8][9][10] and that Leah Remini and Jason Biggs would serve as guest panelists in later episodes.[11] On February 11, it was revealed that Gabriel Iglesias and Will Arnett would be joining as guest panelists, along with season 1 winner, T-Pain, and Joel McHale returning as guest panelists as well.[12] On March 9, it was announced that Sharon Osbourne (who previously served as a guest panelist on the UK version) and Yvette Nicole Brown would serve as guest panelists for future episodes airing in April.[13]

On March 5, it was revealed that a two-hour "Super Nine" episode would be aired on April 1, with the first ever The Masked Singer sing-along special to be aired on April 14.[14][15] The special was later moved to the following date.[16][17]

On April 8, 2020, it was announced that Cannon would be hosting an after-show titled The Masked Singer: After the Mask, featuring celebrity guests chatting remotely about the night's best moments from the episode. The after-show aired following the episodes on April 22 and 29, as well as May 6 and 13.[18][19][20]

Contestant ProgressEdit

Rank Photo Contestant/Celebrity Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12 Ep. 13 Ep. 14 Ep. 15 Ep. 17
A B C
1st
TMS-US S3-NightAngel
Night Angel - Kandi Burruss SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE 1st
2nd
TMS-US S3-Turtle
Turtle - Jesse McCartney SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE 2nd
3rd
TMS-US S3-Frog
Frog - Bow Wow SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE 3rd
4th
TMS-US S3-Rhino
Rhino - Barry Zito SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM
5th
TMS-US S3-Kitty
Kitty - Jackie Evancho SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN BTM2 SAFE ELIM
6th
TMS-US S3-Astronaut
Astronaut - Hunter Hayes SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN BTM2 ELIM
7th
TMS-US S3-Banana
Banana - Bret Michaels SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 ELIM
8th
TMS-US S3-Kangaroo
Kangaroo - Jordyn Woods SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM
9th
TMS-US S3-WhiteTiger
White Tiger - Rob Gronkowski SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
10th
TMS-US S3-TRex
T-Rex - JoJo Siwa SAFE SAFE ELIM
11th
TMS-US S3-Swan
Swan - Bella Thorne SAFE ELIM
12th
TMS-US S3-Bear
Bear - Sarah Palin ELIM
13th
TMS-US S3-Taco
Taco - Tom Bergeron SAFE SAFE ELIM
14th
TMS-US S3-Mouse
Mouse - Dionne Warwick SAFE ELIM
15th
TMS-US S3-Elephant
Elephant - Tony Hawk ELIM
16th
TMS-US S3-MissMonster
Miss Monster - Chaka Khan SAFE SAFE ELIM
17th
TMS-US S3-Llama
Llama - Drew Carey SAFE ELIM
18th
TMS-US S3-Robot
Robot - Lil Wayne ELIM
The contestant won The Masked Singer.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant placed third.
The contestant was safe from elimination.
The contestant won the face off.
The contestant lost the face off and was placed in the bottom two but was not eliminated.
The contestant lost the face off and was placed in the bottom two & was eliminated.
The contestant did not participate in the episode.

EpisodesEdit

# Image Title Prod. code Airdate
1 TheSeasonKickOffMaskOffGroupA "The Season Kick off Mask Off: Group A" MS-301 February 2, 2020
Television's biggest guessing game returns right after the biggest football game, and superstar Jamie Foxx will be there to play along, as he joins host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.
2 ThePlayoffsGroupA "The Playoffs: Group A" MS-302 February 5, 2020
The first group of contestants takes the stage again; actor Jason Biggs joins the panelists.
3 MaskingForAFriendGroupA "Masking for a Friend: Group A" MS-303 February 12, 2020
Group "A" contestants take the stage again and are pared down to the top three of their group.
4 ABrandNewSixPackGroupBKickoff "A Brand New Six Pack: Group B Kickoff!" MS-304 February 19, 2020
An all-new batch of six celebrities is introduced.
5 MaskMaticsGroupBPlayoffs "Mask-Matics: Group B Playoffs" MS-305 February 26, 2020
The singers in group B return to the stage for their "playoff" performances; Gabriel Iglesias.
6 FriendsInHighPlacesGroupBChampionships "Friends in High Places: Group B Championships" MS-306 March 4, 2020
T-Pain joins the panel as a guest judge as group B competes for a spot in the super nine.
7 LastButNotLeastGroupCKickoff "Last But Not Least: Group C Kickoff!" MS-307 March 11, 2020
Six new celebrities take the stage for their first performances of the season.
8 ItNeverHurtsToMaskGroupCPlayoffs "It Never Hurts to Mask: Group C Playoffs" MS-308 March 18, 2020
The five remaining celebrities from group C return for their second performances; Joel McHale.
9 OldFriendsNewCluesGroupCChampionships "Old Friends, New Clues: Group C Championships" MS-309 March 25, 2020
Group C members make their final outing on stage and three continue in the competition; Will Arnett.
10 TheSuperNineMaskedSingerSpecialGroupsAB&C "The Super Nine Masked Singer Special: Groups A, B & C" MS-310/311 April 1, 2020
The finalists from all three groups come together for one mega-competition; a singer is unmasked.
11 TheMotherOfAllFinalFaceOffsPart1 "The Mother Of All Final Face Offs, Part 1" MS-312 April 8, 2020
Four of the remaining singers pair off to battle on stage; guest panelist Yvette Nicole Brown.
12 TheMotherOfAllFinalFaceOffsPart2 "The Mother Of All Final Face Offs, Part 2" MS-313 April 22, 2020
The four remaining singers battle it out; Sharon Osbourne joins the panelists.
13 TheBattleOfTheSixesTheFinal6 "The Battle of The Sixes: The Final 6" MS-314 April 29, 2020
Gordon Ramsay joins the panelists as they dive into the clues; one singer is unmasked.
14 AQuarterMaskCrisisTheQuarterFinals "A Quarter Mask Crisis: The Quarter Finals" MS-315 May 6, 2020
The final five singers compete in the quarter finals; comic Jeff Dye joins the panelists.
15 ADayInTheMaskTheSemiFinals "A Day In the Mask: The Semi Finals" MS-316 May 13, 2020
Jay Pharoah joins the panelists; one singer is unmasked
16 RoadToTheFinals3 "Road to the Finals" MS-317 May 19, 2020
Fan-favorite moments and performances from all 18 singers throughout the season.
17 CouldntMaskForAnythingMoreTheGrandFinale "Couldn't Mask For Anything More: The Grand Finale!" MS-318 May 20, 2020
The three finalists compete for the golden mask trophy; one-by-one, their identities are revealed, including the winner.

SpecialEdit

Image Title Prod. code Airdate
SingAlongSpectacular "Sing-Along Spectacular" MS-300 April 15, 2020
A viewer sing-along featuring Season 3 performances.

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ‘The Masked Singer’ Renewed For Third Season, Gets Post-Super Bowl Slot On Fox
  2. FOX Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season
  3. FOX Announces Winter Premiere Dates
  4. On Camera Audiences - The Masked Singer (December 2, 2019)
  5. On Camera Audiences - The Masked Singer (December 10, 2019)
  6. On Camera Audiences - The Masked Singer (December 21, 2019)
  7. What we know (so far) about The Masked Singer season 3: New costumes, 18 contestants, and more
  8. ‘The Masked Singer’ Spinoff ‘The Masked Dancer’ Set at Fox
  9. "Beat Shazam" Host Jamie Foxx Touches Down as a Guest Panelist in The Season Three Premiere of "The Masked Singer," Following Super Bowl LIV, Sunday, February 2, on FOX
  10. The Masked Singer on Twitter: "HERE 👏 FOR 👏 IT. 👏 @BeatShazamFOX's @iamjamiefoxx will be a guest panelist on Season 3 of #TheMaskedSinger!
  11. ‘The Masked Singer’: Fox Alternative Boss On Format Tweaks In Expanded Season 3 & More Guest Judges
  12. The Masked Singer adds Gabriel Iglesias, Will Arnett, and more as season 3 guest stars
  13. The Masked Singer Sets Sharon Osbourne, Yvette Nicole Brown as Guest Judges (Exclusive)
  14. Don't Miss a Special, Two-Hour "Super Nine" Episode of The Masked Singer Airing Wednesday, April 1
  15. The Masked Singer Sets First-Ever Sing-a-Long Special
  16. The Masked Singer on Twitter: "Do you have the range? 🎶 Duet with your fave masks for #TheMaskedSinger sing-along special Wednesday, April 15 at 8/7c!"
  17. "The Masked Singer: Sing-Along" Special to Air Wednesday, April 15 at 8/7c on FOX
  18. Nick Cannon to Host New Unscripted Series The Masked Singer: After the Mask
  19. Masked Singer Sets Aftershow Hosted by Nick Cannon on ‘Virtual Stage’
  20. The Masked Singer on Twitter: "We can't get enough of the masked madness! 🤪 Join host @NickCannon and celebrity guests for #TheMaskedSinger: After the Mask..."
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