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Season 6 of the American version of The Masked Singer premiered on September 22, 2021, and concluded on December 15, 2021.

Production[]

On May 17, 2021, FOX announced that the series was renewed for a sixth season with a targeted premiere during the 2021-22 television season.[1] On July 13, 2021, the first teaser for the season was released, giving some of the first clues. Along with the teaser, it was revealed that host Cannon and panelists McCarthy, Jeong, Thicke, and Scherzinger would all be returning for the new season.[2]

On July 26, 2021, it was announced that the season would have a two-night premiere on September 22 and 23, 2021, followed by the series premiere of new series Alter Ego on both nights.[3] On August 12, 2021, a sneak peek special for Alter Ego and the new season of The Masked Singer was announced, which aired on September 12.[4]

On August 30, 2021, it was announced that Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, will.i.am, and Cheryl Hines would serve as guest panelists throughout the season.[5] A new twist, titled the 'Take It Off Buzzer', debuted in the season. The buzzer provides the possibility of an immediate elimination, if the panelist who hits the buzzer is able to correctly identify the celebrity at that moment.[6]

COVID[]

The season was filmed at Red Studios Hollywood from the end of June 2021 to August 11, 2021. During production, 12 positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the filming studio, but filming was not halted.[7]

This is the first season since season three to have an in-person studio audience (virtual audiences were used for seasons four and five), though in a smaller size than it had originally been prior to the pandemic.[7]

Contestant Progress[]

Main[]

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
A B A B A B A B A B
1st
TMS-US S6-QueenOfHearts.jpg
Queen of Hearts - Jewel SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN 1st
2nd
TMS-US S6-Bull.jpg
Bull - Todrick Hall SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN 2nd
3rd
TMS-US S6-BananaSplit.jpg
Banana Split - David Foster & Katharine McPhee SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
4th
TMS-US S6-Skunk.jpg
Skunk - Faith Evans SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
5th
TMS-US S6-Caterpillar.jpg
Caterpillar - Bobby Berk ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE ELIM
6th
TMS-US S6-Mallard.jpg
Mallard - Willie Robertson SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
7th
TMS-US S6-Pepper.jpg
Pepper - Natasha Bedingfield ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE ELIM
8th
TMS-US S6-Jester.jpg
Jester - Johnny Rotten ENTER
+
SAFE
ELIM
9th
TMS-US S6-BeachBall.jpg
Beach Ball - Honey Boo Boo & Mama June ENTER
+
ELIM
10th
TMS-US S6-Hamster.jpg
Hamster - Rob Schneider ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE ELIM
11th
TMS-US S6-Cupcake.jpg
Cupcake - Ruth Pointer SAFE ELIM
12th
TMS-US S6-Baby.jpg
Baby - Larry the Cable Guy ENTER
+
SAFE
ELIM
13th
TMS-US S6-Dalmatian.jpg
Dalmatian - Tyga ELIM
14th
TMS-US S6-Pufferfish.jpg
Pufferfish - Toni Braxton SAFE ELIM
15th
TMS-US S6-MotherNature.jpg
Mother Nature - Vivica A. Fox ELIM
[note 1]
16th
TMS-US S6-Octopus.jpg
Octopus - Dwight Howard ELIM
The contestant won The Masked Singer.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant was safe from elimination.
The contestant was revealed as a wildcard and was safe from elimination.
The contestant won the face off.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was revealed as a wildcard and was eliminated.
The contestant did not participate in the episode.

Wildcards[]

Photo Contestant/Celebrity[8] Entering Episode Final Episode
TMS-US S6-Hamster.jpg
Hamster - Rob Schneider "2 Night Season Premiere, Part 2: Back to School" "Time Warp"
TMS-US S6-Baby.jpg
Baby - Larry the Cable Guy "House Party"
TMS-US S6-Pepper.jpg
Pepper - Natasha Bedingfield "House Party" "Group A Semi-Final"
TMS-US S6-Caterpillar.jpg
Caterpillar - Bobby Berk "Date Night" "Group B Semi-Final"
TMS-US S6-Jester.jpg
Jester - Johnny Rotten "Time Warp" "Group A Semi-Final"
TMS-US S6-BeachBall.jpg
Beach Ball - Honey Boo Boo & Mama June "Giving Thanks"

Guest Masks[]

Photo Mask/Celebrity Ep. Appearance
TMS-USA S6-Soft Serve.PNG
Soft Serve - Leslie Jordan "Time Warp"

Episodes[]

# Image Title Prod. code Airdate
1 2NightSeasonPremierePart1GroupAPremiere.jpg "2 Night Season Premiere, Part 1: Group A Premiere" MS-601 September 22, 2021
The characters in Group A perform, ending with a shocking double elimination.
2 2NightSeasonPremierePart2BackToSchool.jpg "2 Night Season Premiere, Part 2: Back to School" MS-602 September 23, 2021
Group A returns and is joined by two wildcard contestants; an unmasking.
3 GroupBPremiere.jpg "Group B Premiere" MS-603 September 29, 2021
Group B members make their debut; an unmasking.
4 HouseParty.jpg "House Party" MS-604 October 6, 2021
The Group A members return, and a new wildcard enters the game.
5 The-masked-singer-banana-split-3.jpg "Date Night" MS-605 October 13, 2021
Group B returns for a second time, and a new wildcard enters the game.
6 Pepper-Time-Wrap*.jpg "Time Warp" MS-606 October 20, 2021
Group A takes the stage, another wildcard enters the game, and the first guest judge makes their first appearance.
7 BeachBall-Episode-one.jpg "Giving Thanks" MS-607 November 3, 2021
Group B return to the stage, the final wild card enters the competition, and Joel McHale returns as a guest panellist.
8 Bull-Group-A-Semi-Final.jpg "Group A Semi-Final" MS-608 November 10, 2021
The final four Group A singers compete in the semifinals and two are eliminated; guest panellist will.i.am.
9 Caterpillar-Semi-Finals.jpg "Group B Semi-Final" MS-609 November 17, 2021
The final four Group B singers are in the semifinals and two are eliminated, and Cheryl Hines returns as a guest panellist
10 TMS-Skunk-Duet.webp "Group A Finale" MS-610 December 1, 2021
The final two Group A singers perform solo, and celebrity duet with a celebrity, before one is unmasked and sent home.
11 MS-S6 EP612-Show-CD .jpg "Group B Finale" MS-611 December 8, 2021
The final two Group B singers perform solo and a duet with a panelist, before one is unmasked and sent home.
12 "2 Hour Grand Finale" MS-612 December 15, 2021
The winning singers from Group A and B perform, all are unmasked, and one leaves with the Golden Mask trophy.

Specials[]

Image Title Prod. code Airdate
TheMaskedSinger&AlterEgoSneakPeek.jpg "The Masked Singer & Alter Ego Sneak Peek" SP-2203 September 12, 2021
An exclusive look at the new season of "The Masked Singer"; behind the scenes of "Alter Ego."
"All-Time Countdown" MS-607 October 25, 2021
TBA
"The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong" MS-614 December 22, 2021
TBA

Trivia[]

  • This is the first US season:
    • To have a two-night premiere
    • To feature Miss Masky
    • To have live audiences since season three
    • To have a hybrid audience
    • To have a two-singer finale instead of three
    • To have a 'Take It Off Buzzer'
    • To leave an unmasking as a cliffhanger (Vivica A. Fox as Mother Nature)
    • Where a contestant didn't sing after being unmasked (Vivica A. Fox as Mother Nature)
    • To have two Wildcard contestants enter in the same episode
    • Where a contestant performs a TV theme song (Larry the Cable Guy as Baby)
    • Where a contestant sings a song in a foreign language (Jewel as Queen of Hearts in French and Rob Schnider as Hamster in Spanish)
    • To have female wildcards (Pepper & Beach Ball)
    • To have two duos (Banana Split and Beach Ball)
    • To have a member of a duo not sing (David Foster as Banana portion of Banana Split)
    • To have celebrity duet performances (Jesse McCartney [season three runner-up Turtle] with Bull, Michael Bolton with Skunk, panelist Robin Thicke with Banana Split, and panelist Nicole Scherzinger with Queen of Hearts)[9]
    • Where a panelist (Ken Jeong) almost unmasked a contestant (Natasha Bedingfield as Pepper)
    • Where all the panelists got at least one correct first impression guess.
    • Where Jenny McCarthy did not win the Golden Ear trophy.
    • Where Nicole Scherzinger wins the Golden Ear trophy.
    • Where a contestant sings twice during the season finale.
    • To award the Golden Mask trophy after the winner's encore performance.
    • To not feature a new mask in the Monster family
    • Since Season 2 to not feature an appearance from Eagle, be it as a contestant or cameo.
  • This is the second US season:
    • To feature Wildcard contestants, following season five
    • To have an immediate unmasking
    • To feature a double elimination in the premiere episode, after season two
    • To not feature group performances.
    • To not have a boy band member as a contestant
  • This is the third US Season:
    • To feature 16 contestants, after season two and season four
      • However, this is the first season that a number of these contestants are wildcards

Videos[]

Gallery[]

Note[]

  1. Mother Nature was eliminated in the first episode, with her full unmasking left as a cliffhanger for the second episode.

References[]

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