The Masked Singer (German TV series)
|The Masked Singer|
|Based on||King of Mask Singer|
by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
|Presented by||Matthias Opdenhövel|
|Opening theme||"Who Are You" by The Who|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Production location(s)||MMC Studios, Cologne|
|Running time||approx. 180 to 200 minutes per episode|
|Production company(s)||EndemolShine Germany|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|First shown in||South Korea|
|Original release||June 27, 2019 –|
|Related shows||Masked Singer franchise|
King of Mask Singer
The Masked Singer (US)
The Masked Singer is a German reality singing competition television series adapted from the South Korean format King of Mask Singer. It premiered on ProSieben on June 27, 2019, and is hosted by Matthias Opdenhövel. The show features celebrities singing in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities from other contestants, panelists, and an audience.
A group of celebrities compete on the show anonymously in costumes over a series of episodes. Each episode, a portion of the competitors are paired off into face-off competitions, in which each will perform a song of his or her choice in their real voice. From each face-off, the panelists and live audience vote; the winner is safe for the week, while the loser is put up for elimination. At the end of the episode, the losers of the face-offs are then subjected to the earlier votes of the panelists to determine who will not continue; the eliminated singer then takes off their mask to reveal their identity.
In addition to the singing competition, hints to each masked singer's identity are offered during the show. Pre-taped interviews are given as hints and feature celebrities' distorted voices. The panelists are given time to speculate the identity of the singer after the performance and ask them a single question to try to determine their identity.
The costumes worn by the celebrity contestants were designed by Alexandra Brander.
Judges and host
Following the announcement of the series, it was confirmed by ProSieben on May 16, 2019 that Matthias Opdenhövel would host the show. On June 17, 2019 it was confirmed by the channel that the rateteam or judging panel would consist of TV presenter Ruth Moschner, actor Collien Ulmen-Fernandes and singer Max Giesinger.
Among the masked are winners of 41 gold records, 10 × platinum, double platinum, 4-platinum, athletes, German champions, world champions, Golden Camera and Bambi winner and winner of a merit order.
Week 1 (June 27)
|1||Angel||"Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson||undisclosed||WIN|
|2||Monster||"What Is Love" by Haddaway||undisclosed||RISK|
|3||Grasshopper||"Just a Gigolo" by Irving Caesar||undisclosed||RISK|
|4||Panther||"Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles||undisclosed||WIN|
|5||Octopus||"Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars||Lucy Diakovska||OUT|
|6||Kudu||"Come with Me" by Puff Daddy||undisclosed||WIN|
|7||Cockatoo||"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker||undisclosed||RISK|
|8||Squirrel||"Come Together" by Gary Clark Jr.||undisclosed||WIN|
|9||Butterfly||"Toxic" by Britney Spears||undisclosed||RISK|
|10||Astronaut||"Hello" by Adele||undisclosed||WIN|
Week 2 (July 4)
|1||Grasshopper||"Skyfall" by Adele||undisclosed||WIN|
|2||Panther||"Sucker" by Jonas Brothers||undisclosed||RISK|
|3||Angel||"Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica||undisclosed||WIN|
|4||Butterfly||"Fever" by Peggy Lee||Susan Sideropoulos||OUT|
|5||Monster||"Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls||undisclosed||WIN|
|6||Kudu||"Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon||undisclosed||WIN|
|7||Cockatoo||"She's a Lady" by Paul Anka||undisclosed||RISK|
|8||Squirrel||"Tainted Love" by Marilyn Manson||undisclosed||RISK|
|9||Astronaut||"Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi||undisclosed||WIN|
Week 3 (July 11)
|1||Angel||"Atemlos durch die Nacht" by Helene Fischer||undisclosed||RISK|
|2||Grasshopper||"Believer" by Imagine Dragons||undisclosed||WIN|
|3||Panther||"Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" by Stevie Wonder||undisclosed||RISK|
|4||Kudu||"Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz||undisclosed||WIN|
|5||Cockatoo||"Behind Blue Eyes" by Limp Bizkit||Heinz Hoenig||OUT|
|6||Monster||"Superstar" by Christine Milton||undisclosed||WIN|
|7||Squirrel||"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies||undisclosed||RISK|
|8||Astronaut||"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton||undisclosed||WIN|
Week 4 (July 18)
|1||Kudu||"Let Me Entertain You" by Robbie Williams||undisclosed||RISK|
|2||Grasshopper||"Shallow" by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper||undisclosed||WIN|
|3||Panther||"Highway to Hell" by AC/DC||undisclosed||WIN|
|4||Monster||"7 Rings" by Ariana Grande||undisclosed||WIN|
|5||Squirrel||"The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals||Marcus Schenkenberg||OUT|
|6||Angel||"Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine||undisclosed||RISK|
|7||Astronaut||"Space Oddity" by David Bowie||undisclosed||WIN|
|1||Kudu||"Feeling Good" by Michael Bublé||undisclosed||RISK|
|2||Squirrel||"Song 2" by Blur||Marcus Schenkenberg||OUT|
|3||Angel||"Word Up!" by Cameo||undisclosed||RISK|
Week 5 (July 25)
Throughout the season, various guest panelists appeared as the fourth judge in the judging panel for one episode. These guest panelists included:
|Episode||Original airdate||Time slot||Viewers
|Household||Adults 14-49||Household||Adults 14-49|
|1||June 27, 2019||Thursdays 8:15 pm||2.19||1.46||9.4%||20.7%|||
|2||July 4, 2019||2.55||1.65||11.1%||24.6%|||
|3||July 11, 2019||3.03||2.04||12.1%||27.3%|||
|4||July 18, 2019||3.12||2.02||12.9%||27.2%|||
|5||July 25, 2019|
|6||August 1, 2019|
- "PROSIEBEN SICHERT SICH DEN SHOW-HIT "THE MASKED SINGER"".
- "THE MASKED SINGER AB DEM 27. JUNI 2019".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER" – DAS INTERVIEW MIT DER KOSTÜMBILDNERIN".
- "MATTHIAS OPDENHÖVEL MODERIERT DIE NEUE PROSIEBEN-SHOW "THE MASKED SINGER"".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER": DAS RATETEAM STEHT FEST!".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER": DIESER STAR IST DER OKTOPUS".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER": DER SCHMETTERLING IST SUSAN SIDEROPOULOS".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER": DER KAKADU IST HEINZ HÖNIG".
- "DAS EICHHÖRNCHEN IST DEMASKIERT – EIN INTERVIEW MIT MARCUS SCHENKENBERG".
- "Kurz vor Showbeginn haben wir Rea Garvey zum Interview getroffen".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER": ELTON IST GAST-PROMI IN FOLGE ZWEI".
- "FAISAL KAWUSI VERSTÄRKT DAS RATETEAM".
- ""THE MASKED SINGER" - SAMU HABER IST DER GAST-PROMI IN FOLGE 4".
- "Mega-Start: «The Masked Singer»-Quoten schießen durch die Decke". June 28, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- "24,6% bei den 14- bis 49-Jährigen: ProSiebens "The Masked Singer" wird zum Megahit". July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
- "Nächster Rekord: «The Masked Singer» legt nochmal zu". July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
- "Erneut uneinholbar: "Masked Singer" hält Rekord-Niveau". July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.