The Masked Singer (American season 3)
|The Masked Singer|
|Broadcast from||February 2, 2020 –|
|No. of episodes||4|
During the season, eighteen celebrities will compete anonymously in new full-bodied costumes and masks. Before each performance, a video package will tease clues to their identity with the celebrity narrating aspects of their biography in a disguised voice. After each performs in their own voice, the panelists will attempt to guess who is the masked singer. The contestants are then voted on by the audience to see who is safe and continues, or who will compete in a further round of singing in that episode, and possibly elimination.
Panelists and host
Nick Cannon, singer-songwriter Robin Thicke, television personality Jenny McCarthy, actor and comedian Ken Jeong, and recording artist Nicole Scherzinger will return for their third season as host and panelists.
Guest panelists included Jamie Foxx during the first episode, Jason Biggs in the second episode, Leah Remini in the third episode, Gabriel Iglesias in the fifth episode, and season 1 winner, T-Pain, in the sixth episode. Future episodes will include Will Arnett and Joel McHale.
During the first nine episodes, the 18 singers have been divided up into three groups: Group A, B, and C, with each group having a block of three episodes. During each of the individual Group episodes, all remaining singers from that group perform one song/routine, and the audience then votes for their favorite. The singer with the fewest votes is eliminated from the competition and forced to reveal their identity.
During the season, eighteen contestants will compete.
The competitors are said to have a combined 69 Grammy nominations, 88 gold records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hundreds of tattoos, and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records.
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|Miss Monster||Chaka Khan||Singer||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Llama||Drew Carey||Comedian/game show host||SAFE||OUT|
- Kangaroo, Turtle, and White Tiger won a spot in the Super Nine during the Group A Championship round.
Week 1 (February 2 and 5)
|1||White Tiger||"Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice||undisclosed||SAFE|
|2||Turtle||"Kiss from a Rose" by Seal||undisclosed||SAFE|
|3||Llama||"She Bangs" by Ricky Martin||undisclosed||SAFE|
|4||Miss Monster||"Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt||undisclosed||SAFE|
|5||Robot||"Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz||Lil Wayne||OUT|
|6||Kangaroo||"Dancing On My Own" by Robyn||undisclosed||SAFE|
|1||Llama||"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones||Drew Carey||OUT|
|2||Miss Monster||"Fancy" by Bobbie Gentry||undisclosed||SAFE|
|3||White Tiger||"Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch||undisclosed||SAFE|
|4||Kangaroo||"You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse||undisclosed||SAFE|
|5||Turtle||"Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur||undisclosed||SAFE|
Week 2 (February 12)
|1||Turtle||"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes||undisclosed||SAFE|
|2||Miss Monster||"You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore||Chaka Khan||OUT|
|3||Kangaroo||"Diamonds" by Rihanna||undisclosed||SAFE|
|4||White Tiger||"We Will Rock You" by Queen||undisclosed||SAFE|
Week 3 (February 19)
|1||Frog||"U Can’t Touch This" by MC Hammer||undisclosed||SAFE|
|2||Elephant||"Friday I'm In Love" by The Cure||Tony Hawk||OUT|
|3||Kitty||"Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande||undisclosed||SAFE|
|4||Taco||"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra||undisclosed||SAFE|
|5||Mouse||"Get Here" by Oleta Adams||undisclosed||SAFE|
|6||Banana||"A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley||undisclosed||SAFE|
|No.||Title||Air date||Timeslot (ET)||Rating/share
|1||"The Season Kick off Mask Off: Group A"||February 2, 2020||Sunday 10:40 p.m.||8.1/36||23.78||1.2||3.55||9.3||27.33|||
|2||"The Playoffs: Group A"||February 5, 2020||Wednesday 8:00 p.m.||2.0/10||7.46||1.0||3.01||3.1||10.47|||
|3||"Masking for a Friend: Group A"||February 12, 2020||1.8/10||6.64||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|4||"A Brand New Six Pack: Group B Kickoff!"||February 19, 2020||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|5||"Mask-Matics: Group B Playoffs"||February 26, 2020||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|6||"Friends in High Places: Group B Championships"||March 4, 2020||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
|7||"Last But Not Least: Group C Kickoff!"||March 11, 2020||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|||
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- The Masked Singer [@MaskedSingerFOX] (January 31, 2020). "Say halo to #NightAngelMask! 👼 #TheMaskedSinger" (Tweet). Retrieved January 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
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