The Masked Singer (German TV series)

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The Masked Singer
GenreReality television
Game show
Based onKing of Mask Singer
by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Presented byMatthias Opdenhövel
Judges
Opening theme"Who Are You" by The Who
Country of originGermany
Original language(s)German
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Production location(s)MMC Studios, Cologne
Running timeapprox. 180 to 200 minutes per episode
(including commercials)
Production company(s)EndemolShine Germany
Release
Original networkProSieben
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
First shown inSouth Korea
Original releaseJune 27, 2019 (2019-06-27) –
present
Chronology
Related showsMasked Singer franchise
King of Mask Singer
The Masked Singer (US)
External links
Website

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.[1][2]

Format[edit]

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.

Production[edit]

The costumes worn by the celebrity contestants were designed by Alexandra Brander.[3]

Judges and host[edit]

Following the announcement of the series, it was confirmed by ProSieben on May 16, 2019 that Matthias Opdenhövel would host the show.[4] 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.[5]

Celebrities[edit]

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.

Stage name Celebrity Notability Episodes
1 2 3 4 5
Angel TBA TBA WIN WIN RISK RISK TBA
Astronaut TBA TBA WIN WIN WIN WIN TBA
Grasshopper TBA TBA RISK WIN WIN WIN TBA
Kudu TBA TBA WIN WIN WIN RISK TBA
Monster TBA TBA RISK WIN WIN WIN TBA
Panther TBA TBA WIN RISK RISK WIN TBA
Squirrel Marcus Schenkenberg Model WIN RISK RISK OUT
Cockatoo Heinz Hoenig Actor RISK RISK OUT
Butterfly Susan Sideropoulos Actress RISK OUT
Octopus Lucy Diakovska Singer-songwriter OUT
  The masked singer won their face-off and remained in the competition.
  The masked singer lost their face-off, but was not eliminated.
  The masked singer was in the bottom three, had to perform again in the sing-off, but was not eliminated.
  The masked singer was eliminated from the competition.

Episodes[edit]

Week 1 (June 27)[edit]

Performances on the first episode[6]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
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)[edit]

Performances on the second episode[7]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
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)[edit]

Performances on the third episode[8]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
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)[edit]

Performances on the fourth episode[9]
# Stage name Song Identity Result
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
Sing-off details
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)[edit]

Guest panelists[edit]

Throughout the season, various guest panelists appeared as the fourth judge in the judging panel for one episode. These guest panelists included:

Episode Name Notability Ref.
1 Rea Garvey Singer [10]
2 Elton Presenter [11]
3 Faisal Kawusi Comedian [12]
4 Samu Haber Singer [13]
5 TBA TBA

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate Time slot Viewers
(in millions)
Share Source
Household Adults 14-49 Household Adults 14-49
1 June 27, 2019 Thursdays 8:15 pm 2.19 1.46 9.4% 20.7% [14]
2 July 4, 2019 2.55 1.65 11.1% 24.6% [15]
3 July 11, 2019 3.03 2.04 12.1% 27.3% [16]
4 July 18, 2019 3.12 2.02 12.9% 27.2% [17]
5 July 25, 2019
6 August 1, 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PROSIEBEN SICHERT SICH DEN SHOW-HIT "THE MASKED SINGER"".
  2. ^ "THE MASKED SINGER AB DEM 27. JUNI 2019".
  3. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER" – DAS INTERVIEW MIT DER KOSTÜMBILDNERIN".
  4. ^ "MATTHIAS OPDENHÖVEL MODERIERT DIE NEUE PROSIEBEN-SHOW "THE MASKED SINGER"".
  5. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER": DAS RATETEAM STEHT FEST!".
  6. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER": DIESER STAR IST DER OKTOPUS".
  7. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER": DER SCHMETTERLING IST SUSAN SIDEROPOULOS".
  8. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER": DER KAKADU IST HEINZ HÖNIG".
  9. ^ "DAS EICHHÖRNCHEN IST DEMASKIERT – EIN INTERVIEW MIT MARCUS SCHENKENBERG".
  10. ^ "Kurz vor Showbeginn haben wir Rea Garvey zum Interview getroffen".
  11. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER": ELTON IST GAST-PROMI IN FOLGE ZWEI".
  12. ^ "FAISAL KAWUSI VERSTÄRKT DAS RATETEAM".
  13. ^ ""THE MASKED SINGER" - SAMU HABER IST DER GAST-PROMI IN FOLGE 4".
  14. ^ "Mega-Start: «The Masked Singer»-Quoten schießen durch die Decke". June 28, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "24,6% bei den 14- bis 49-Jährigen: ProSiebens "The Masked Singer" wird zum Megahit". July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  16. ^ "Nächster Rekord: «The Masked Singer» legt nochmal zu". July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Erneut uneinholbar: "Masked Singer" hält Rekord-Niveau". July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.