Season four of “The Masked Singer” returns this fall on Fox, so it is time for yet another exciting game of playing ‘Guess Who?’ Celebrity Sing-off Edition.

Season Four Mask Line-Up.  Sixteen Celebrities, one Golden Mask Trophy, who will be the winner?
Season Four Mask Line-Up. Sixteen Celebrities, one Golden Mask Trophy, who will be the winner?

Program your DVR’s and stay tuned for “The Masked Singer season four! The new season premiered on Fox on Wednesday, September 23rd. It will run for the next few weeks at 8/7 C every Wednesday night, so beware of spoilers in the morning. The first episode of season four debuted the Snow Owl, the Dragon, the Giraffe, the Sun, and Popcorn. As always, the first unmasking was just as shocking and exciting as the previous seasons. My preliminary guesses for the remaining singers aren’t solid yet, as it’s still too early in the competition for me to tell.

“The Masked Singer” will be the perfect new show for the “Quarantine Blues” brought upon already binge-watching everything on your watch list. It is a fun and interactive show unlike any other. Since the beginning, “The Masked Singer” has received a lot of positive reviews. It is even the highest-rated series among adults age 18 to 49. With such high praise, this show has achieved four seasons in less than two years and will probably get a spin-off series. So, if you are a fan of music, comedy, and guessing games, then I highly recommend the show.

In Case You Did Not Know

Promotional Poster for the Snow Owl Mask, the first duet of the show!  My guess right now is that they are Flo and Jamie from the Progressive Insurance commercials.
Promotional Poster for the Snow Owl Mask, the first duet of the show! My guess right now is that they are Flo and Jamie from the Progressive Insurance commercials.

“The Masked Singer” is a singing competition for celebrities. The catch? The audience and the judges don’t know who is under the mask. The rules of the game are simple, a celebrity dons a creative and colorful mask and costume, and joins the stage to battle against other masked celebrities in a weekly sing-off. Every episode is full of twists, turns, mysteries, heartache, excitement, and laughter. Since 2019, the show has been surprising viewers with an unmasking every week.

The unmasking of a singer is the biggest surprise of every episode and can either shock fans or prove them right. But singing isn’t the only clue the audience has to figure out who the celebrity is. Every week the audience receives clue packages so they can guess who the singers are. Some clues are obscure or straightforward, and some are even fake-outs meant to throw off people’s guesses. After every singer performs, the judges and audience vote for their favorite singers. The singer that receives the least amount of votes for that week is unmasked.

Early in September, they released the line-up for season four on the official Instagram page. Since then, teaser trailers and promotional posters have debuted the masked singers for this season. The most exciting twist this season is that the Snow Owl is the first duet mask of the series! There are sixteen masked singers competing for the Golden Mask trophy for this season, but with the premiere already aired, there is one less celebrity in the competition.

Pandemic Differences and Controversy

Screenshot from an episode of "The Masked Singer" where Ken Jeong tells the audiences he knows who is under the mask.
Screenshot from an episode of “The Masked Singer” where Ken Jeong tells the audiences he knows who is under the mask.

This season of “The Masked Singer” will lack a live-studio audience because of COVID-19 but will use Zoom to fill in for that void. It will be an at-home live-audience with clips from previous episodes to create an illusion that there are people in the studio audience. The Zoom audience will still vote for their favorite masked singers every week, but they will limit the vote to one person per household unless they’re registered upon signing up to be a part of the audience.

Despite the venue changes, some things will still stay the same. Nick Cannon will return as the host. However, many people are opting to boycott the show. This is because of the recent controversy involving Nick Cannon and some anti-Semitic comments made on his podcast. Though I love the show too much to give it up, others are voicing their dissatisfaction with the decision made to keep Nick Cannon on the show.

The judges’ panel will still seat the great guessing team of Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg. I for one am excited to see what puns the judges will make from this season. But I am even more excited to watch Ken Jeong state every episode he knows exactly who the singer is. His guesses are often hilarious because his reasonings to back them up are so out there the audience wonders if he’s even watching the same clue package as the rest of us.


My mom and I are huge fans of the show, and it’s very satisfying to find out you’re correct when someone is unmasked. Especially if you knew who they were since the start of the competition. My current streak of correct guesses is fourteen out of forty-six, fifteen since the season started. But I will have to wait and see if that number will go up again. If you want to beat my streak, then stream the first three seasons of “The Masked Singer” on Hulu. Or, if you’re already caught up, keep a note of your guesses and get ready for even more shock and amazement in the following weeks.