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Season 5 of the American version of The Masked Singer premiered on March 10, 2021.[1]

Production[]

On December 2, 2020, FOX announced that the series was renewed for a fifth season and would premiere in the spring of 2021.

On February 8, 2021, it was revealed that host Nick Cannon tested positive for COVID-19 and was sent into quarantine before production started. Niecy Nash, who was formerly a guest judge on the show, was revealed by FOX to be the stand-in for the first half of the season. Executive producer James Breen confirmed, however, that Cannon would return towards the second half.

On February 9, 2021, it was revealed that previous panelists McCarthy, Jeong, Thicke, and Scherzinger would all be returning for the new season.

On February 16, 2021, the first two costumes of the seasons were announced. From there, most costumes were officially announced through the official Twitter of The Masked Singer, with a few being announced through outside sources, such as Entertainment.

Contestant Progress[]

Main[]

Rank Photo Contestant/Celebrity Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12
A B A B A
1st
TMS-US S5-Piglet.jpg
Piglet - Nick Lachey SAFE SAFE SAFE
(No
Vote)
SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE 1st
2nd
TMS-US S5-BlackSwan.jpg
Black Swan - JoJo SAFE SAFE SAFE
(No
Vote)
SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE 2nd
3rd
TMS-US S5-Chameleon.jpg
Chameleon - Wiz Khalifa SAFE SAFE SAFE
(No
Vote)
SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE 3rd
4th
TMS-US S5-Yeti.jpg
Yeti - Omarion ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
5th
TMS-US S5-RussianDolls.jpg
Russian Dolls - Taylor, Isaac, & Zac Hanson SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
6th
TMS-US S5-Robopine.jpg
Robopine - Tyrese Gibson SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
7th
TMS-US S5-Seashell.jpg
Seashell - Tamera Mowry-Housley SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
8th
TMS-US S5-Crab.jpg
Crab - Bobby Brown ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE
(No
Vote)
ELIM
9th
TMS-US S5-Orca.jpg
Orca - Mark McGrath ENTER
+
SAFE
ELIM
10th
TMS-US S5-Bulldog.jpg
Bulldog - Nick Cannon ENTER
+
ELIM
(No
Vote)
11th
TMS-US S5-GrandpaMonster.jpg
Grandpa Monster - Logan Paul SAFE ELIM
12th
TMS-US S5-Raccoon.jpg
Raccoon - Danny Trejo SAFE ELIM
13th
TMS-US S5-Phoenix.jpg
Phoenix - Caitlyn Jenner ELIM
14th
TMS-US S5-Snail.jpg
Snail - Kermit the Frog 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 was revealed as a wildcard.
The contestant was eliminated.
The wildcard entered the competition, and was eliminated in the same episode.
The contestant did not participate in the episode.

Wildcards[]

Photo Contestant/Celebrity Entering Episode Final Episode
TMS-US S5-Orca.jpg
Orca - Mark McGrath "Group A Wildcard Round - Enter The Wildcards!" "Group A Finals - In the Nick of Time!"
TMS-US S5-Crab.jpg
Crab - Bobby Brown "Group B Wildcard Round - Rule of Claw!" "Super 8 - The Plot Chickens!"
TMS-US S5-Bulldog.jpg
Bulldog - Nick Cannon "Group B Finals - The Ulti 'Mutt' Wildcard!"
TMS-US S5-Yeti.jpg
Yeti - Omarion "Group A Finals - In the Nick of Time!" "Semifinals"

Miscellaneous[]

Photo Contestant/Celebrity Episode Unmasked
TMS-US S5-Cluedle-Doo.jpg
Cluedle-Doo - Donnie Wahlberg "Semifinals"

Episodes[]

# Image Title Prod. code Airdate
1 Season5PremiereReturnOfTheMasks.jpg "Season 5 Premiere - Return of the Masks" MS-501 March 10, 2021
Group A performs as guest host Niecy Nash takes the stage, along with the panelists.
2 GroupBPremiereShamrockAndRoll.jpg "Group B Premiere - Shamrock and Roll" MS-502 March 17, 2021
The second group of celebrities debuts another set of all-new jaw-dropping costumes.
3 GroupAWildcardRoundEnterTheWildcards.jpg "Group A Wildcard Round - Enter The Wildcards!" MS-503 March 24, 2021
The members of group A return to the stage for their second performances of the season.
4 GroupBWildcardRoundRuleOfClaw.jpg "Group B Wildcard Round - Rule of Claw!" MS-504 March 31, 2021
The members of Group B return for their second performances of the season.
5 GroupBFinalsTheUltiMuttWildcard.jpg "Group B Finals - The Ulti 'Mutt' Wildcard!" MS-505 April 7, 2021
The remaining singers battle it out for their spot in the final eight; an unmasking.
6 GroupAFinalsInTheNickOfTime.jpg "Group A Finals - In the Nick of Time!" MS-506 April 14, 2021
One celebrity is unmasked from Group A; another wildcard enters the competition.
7 Super8ThePlotChickens.jpg "Super 8 - The Plot Chickens!" MS-507/508 April 21, 2021
The top four singers from both Group A and Group B unite for a big sing-off; a double elimination.
8 TheSpicy6TheCompetitionHeatsUp.jpg "The Spicy 6 - The Competition Heats Up!" MS-510 May 5, 2021
The final six sing for the golden mask trophy; guest panelist Chrissy Metz.
9 TheQuarterFinalsFiveFanFavorites.jpg "The Quarter Finals - Five Fan Favorites" MS-511 May 12, 2021
As the competition nears the finish line, the final five singers perform in the quarter-finals to see who will advance to the semi-finals.
10 Semifinals.jpg "Semifinals" MS-512 May 19, 2021
The final four singers sing their hearts out in the semifinals; Cluedle-Doo finally reveals himself.
11 Finale.jpg "Finale" MS-513 May 26, 2021
All three remaining singers are unmasked, but only one is awarded the Golden Mask Trophy.

Special[]

Image Title Prod. code Airdate
TheSingALongTheMaskieAwards.jpg "The Sing-A-Long: The Maskie Awards" MS-509 April 28, 2021
Nick Cannon hosts "The Maskie Awards," a sing-a-long episode celebrating the best of Season 5.

Trivia[]

  • This is the first US season:
    • To feature wildcard contestants.
    • To feature a costume that does not compete in the competition. (Donnie Wahlberg as Cluedle-Doo)
    • To officially have two hosts, with Niecy Nash beginning the show and Nick Cannon concluding it.
    • To have a fictional character as a contestant. (Kermit the Frog as Snail)
    • To have a transgender contestant. (Caitlyn Jenner as Phoenix)
    • To have a female contestant be eliminated in the second episode. (Caitlyn Jenner as Phoenix)
    • To have a singer perform a song that has already been sung. (Robopine singing All Of Me sung by Peacock from Season 1)
    • To have a contestant officially undergo a name change. (Porcupine to Robopine)
    • To have a "Jar of Shame" that jokingly discourages the panel from guessing Jamie Foxx, Bjork, Johnny Knoxville, and Lindsay Lohan, who are all recurring incorrect guesses on the show.
    • To sort groups in alphabetical order. (B-P for Group B and O-Y for Group A)
    • To have Ken get a point for First Impression Guesses
    • To have a contestant misread the concept "Take it off" and nearly strip off the whole costume. (Danny Trejo as Raccoon)
    • To have the host eliminate a mask themselves.
    • To not feature a food mask.
    • Where all three finalists are in the same group. (JoJo as Black Swan, Wiz Khalifa as Chameleon, and Nick Lachey as Piglet in Group B)
    • To have "The Maskie Awards," during a sing-a-long episode.
    • To have a mask in Group B win the Golden Mask.
    • To feature a female runner-up. (JoJo as Black Swan)
    • To not include a "Road to the Finals" episode.
    • Where a contestant didn't sing an Imagine Dragons or Tina Turner song.
    • To have the first male singer to win a season who is not African-American. (Nick Lachey as Piglet)
    • To feature new members of the Men In Black.
    • To not have Face-Offs or Smackdowns.
  • This is the second season to have a multi-person costume. The first was season four, with the Snow Owls.
    • In the case of the Russian Dolls, however, one celebrity is inside a big costume controlling the mouth, while the others wear smaller, more mobile costumes instead of all the celebrities being in one conjoined costume.
    • However, there are more than one or two.
  • This is the third season to have a mechanical-themed costume with the first being Rabbit and the second being Fox.
  • This season features the least amount of female contestants, with only 3.

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