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The Masked Singer returns for 8th season

The new season of The Masked Singer includes theme nights, King and Queen crowned, double reveals, celebrity guests, and more.

LOS ANGELES — What is The Masked Singer? If you haven't seen it, it's a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against each other and appear in elaborate costumes with full facemasks to conceal their identities.

The Masked Singer Season 8 introduces an all-new format. Expect to see  “Bride,” “Avocado,” “Venus Fly Trap,” “Sir Bugaboo,” “Scarecrow,” “Hedgehog,” “Mummies” – and many more to be announced! Each episode features several jaw-dropping performances by intricately disguised celebrities, but for the first time ever, only one contestant will be crowned King or Queen of The Masked Singer and move on from each episode. The studio audience votes for their favorite, and the singer with the least amount of votes unmasks mid-show! Next, the Top Two singers face off in a Battle Royale performance of the same song. The three finalists left standing after each round compete in the Semi-Finals. This season introduces themed episodes that will be weaved throughout the performers’ song selections, costumes, celebrity guests, set design…and may even provide clues as to WHO is under the mask!

Season Eight will introduce all-new themed episodes, including “Vegas Night,” “Comedy Roast,” “Hall Of Fame,” “Muppets Night,” “Andrew Lloyd Webber Night,” “TV Themes,” “’90s Night,” “Thanksgiving” and “Fright Night.” The themes will be weaved throughout the performers’ song selections, costumes, celebrity guests, set design…and may even provide clues as to WHO is under the mask!

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This season will feature more celebrity contestants than any other season, clocking in at 22 Masked Singers! The new season also welcomes celebrity guest appearances (unmasked!) by stars such as Donny Osmond, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Muppets, Will Arnett, Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, Tori Spelling, Jon Lovitz, Jodie Sweetin, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Lance Bass, Danielle Fishel, Sheila E. and Drew Carey! The Season Eight contestants boast a combined 32 Grammy Nominations, 16 Emmy Wins, 8 Gold Albums, 4 Golden Globe Nominations, 42 Books, 10 Teen Choice Awards, and 5 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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