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Season 6 of the American version of The Masked Singer premiered on September 22, 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

On August 30, 2021, it was announced that Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, will.i.am, and Cheryl Hines will serve as guest panelists throughout the season.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[8]

Contestant Progress

Main

Rank Photo Contestant/Celebrity Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
A B A B A B A
TBA
TMS-US S6-BananaSplit.jpg
Banana Split - TBA SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-BeachBall.jpg
Beach Ball - TBA ENTER
+
TBA[9]
TBA
TMS-US S6-Bull.jpg
Bull - TBA SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-Caterpillar.jpg
Caterpillar - TBA ENTER
+
SAFE
TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-Jester.jpg
Jester - TBA ENTER
+
SAFE
TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-Mallard.jpg
Mallard - TBA SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-Pepper.jpg
Pepper - TBA ENTER
+
SAFE
SAFE TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-QueenOfHearts.jpg
Queen of Hearts - TBA SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA
TMS-US S6-Skunk.jpg
Skunk - TBA SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE TBA
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 was safe from elimination.
The contestant was revealed as a wildcard and was safe from elimination.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant did not participate in the episode.

Wildcards

Photo Contestant/Celebrity[10] 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 - TBA "House Party" TBA
TMS-US S6-Caterpillar.jpg
Caterpillar - TBA "Date Night" TBA
TMS-US S6-Jester.jpg
Jester - TBA "Time Warp" TBA
TMS-US S6-BeachBall.jpg
Beach Ball - TBA "Giving Thanks" TBA

Guest Masks

Photo Mask/Celebrity Ep. Appearance
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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 "Date Night" MS-605 October 13, 2021
TBA
6 "Time Warp" MS-606 October 20, 2021
TBA

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

Trivia

  • This is the first US season:
    • To have a two-night premiere
    • 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'
    • Where a contestant sings a song in a foreign language (TBA as Queen of Hearts in French and Rob Schnider as Hamster in Spanish)
    • To have a member of a duo not sing/instead play the piano (TBA as Banana portion of Banana Split)
    • To save an unmasking for the next episode (Vivica A. Fox as Mother Nature)
    • To have two Wildcard contestants enter in the same episode
    • Where a contestant didn't sing after being unmasked
    • Where a contestant performs a TV theme song (Larry the Cable Guy as Baby)
    • To have celebrity guest performances
  • 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 a new Monster variant since season two
  • 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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