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The Masked Singer (British TV series)

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The Masked Singer
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Genre
Based on
Directed bySimon Staffurth
Creative director(s)Beth Honan
Presented byJoel Dommett
Starring
Narrated byJim Johnson
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Claire Horton
  • Derek McLean
  • Daniel Nettleton
Producer(s)Marc Bassett
Production location(s)ITV Studios Bovingdon[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time90 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Bandicoot Scotland
DistributorArgonon
Release
Original networkITV
Original release4 January 2020 (2020-01-04) –
present
Chronology
Related showsMasked Singer franchise

The Masked Singer is a British reality singing competition television series based on the Masked Singer franchise which originated from the South Korean version of the show King of Mask Singer. It premiered on ITV on 4 January 2020.[2][3][4]

Production

On 31 May 2019, it was announced that ITV was producing a local version of the South Korean television singing competition King of Mask Singer, originally broadcast by the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, for the British television market.[2] The production is made by British television production company Bandicoot, part of the Argonon Group.[5][6]

Cast

Panelists and host

Following the announcement of the series, it was confirmed by ITV that the panel would consist of presenter and comedian Jonathan Ross, television presenter Davina McCall, US actor and comedian Ken Jeong (who is also a panelist on the American version of the programme), and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora.

It was also confirmed that Joel Dommett would host the show.[7][3]

In upcoming episodes, Donny Osmond, who appeared as Peacock in the first American series, will take Jeong's place on the panel.[8]

Contestants

Stage name Celebrity Occupation Episodes
1 2 3 4 5
Daisy TBA RISK SAFE
Duck TBA RISK RISK
Fox TBA WIN SAFE
Hedgehog TBA WIN SAFE
Monster TBA RISK SAFE
Octopus TBA WIN RISK
Queen Bee TBA WIN SAFE
Unicorn TBA WIN SAFE
Tree Teddy Sheringham Footballer WIN OUT
Chameleon Justin Hawkins Singer RISK OUT
Pharaoh Alan Johnson Politician OUT
Butterfly Patsy Palmer Actress OUT
  The masked singer won their face-off and remained in the competition.
  The masked singer was safe from elimination.
  The masked singer lost their face-off and was in the bottom three/two, but was not eliminated.
  The masked singer was eliminated from the competition and unmasked upon their elimination.
  The masked singer did not perform.
  The masked singer is scheduled to perform.

Episodes

Episode 1 (4 January)

Performances on the first episode
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Queen Bee "Alive" by Sia undisclosed WIN
2 Duck "Like a Virgin" by Madonna undisclosed RISK
3 Unicorn "Babooshka" by Kate Bush undisclosed WIN
4 Butterfly "You've Got the Love" by Florence and the Machine Patsy Palmer OUT
5 Chameleon "Creep" by Radiohead undisclosed RISK
6 Hedgehog "Black Magic" by Little Mix undisclosed WIN

Episode 2 (5 January)

Performances on the second episode
# Stage name Song Identity Result
1 Monster "Happy" by Pharrell Williams undisclosed RISK
2 Fox "Call Me" by Blondie undisclosed WIN
3 Tree "It Must Be Love" by Madness undisclosed WIN
4 Pharaoh "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles Alan Johnson OUT
5 Octopus "Part of Your World" by Jodi Benson undisclosed WIN
6 Daisy "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd undisclosed RISK

Episode 3 (11 January)

Performances on the third episode
# Stage name Song Result
1 Unicorn "Juice" by Lizzo SAFE
2 Duck "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi RISK
3 Queen Bee "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi SAFE
4 Hedgehog "Shine" by Take That SAFE
5 Chameleon "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man RISK
Sing-Off Identity Result
1 Duck "Ave Maria" by Schubert undisclosed SAFE
2 Chameleon "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper Justin Hawkins OUT

Episode 4 (18 January)

Performances on the fourth episode
# Stage name Song Result
1 Octopus "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin RISK
2 Tree "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers RISK
3 Daisy "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt SAFE
4 Monster "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley SAFE
5 Fox "On the Radio" by Donna Summer SAFE
Sing-Off Identity Result
1 Octopus "One Last Time" by Ariana Grande undisclosed SAFE
2 Tree "Evergreen" by Westlife Teddy Sheringham OUT

Ratings

Official ratings are taken from BARB, utilising the four-screen dashboard which includes viewers who watched the programme on laptops, smartphones, and tablets within 7 days of the original broadcast.[9]

Episode Date Official rating
(millions)
Weekly rank
for ITV
Weekly rank
for all UK TV
1 4 January 6.73 5 9
2 5 January 5.50 15 N/A (<6.18)[a]
3 11 January

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Not reported in the weekly top 15 programmes for four-screen viewer ratings.

References

  1. ^ "SRO Audiences". Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b White, Peter (31 May 2019). "ITV Orders UK Version Of Hit Reality Series 'The Masked Singer' From Argonon's Bandicoot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Alex, Susannah (8 September 2019). "ITV's The Masked Singer confirms complete all-star panel and host". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ Law, Angela (11 October 2019). "Rita Ora and Ken Jeong Are Joining the Judging Panel on The Masked Singer UK". PopSugar. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "ITV commissions The Masked Singer – Bandicoot". Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  6. ^ "ITV commissions The Masked Singer". Press Centre. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ "ITV announces host and panel for new ITV show The Masked Singer". ITV Press Centre. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  8. ^ Laurie, Dan (9 January 2020). "Davina McCall teases The Masked Singer major judging panel shake-up". Daily Star. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Four-screen dashboard | BARB". www.barb.co.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2020.