All The Scoop On ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 5: Premiere Date, Host And More

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Have you been missing all of the fun and excitement of The Masked Singer? Well, you’re in luck because Fox just announced the premiere date for Season 5! Keep reading for all of the latest scoop on the upcoming premiere and a special guest host.

Fox Announces ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 5 Premiere Date With Guest Host

In a brand new promotional image posted on The Masked Singer Instagram account, it was announced that a new season is actually just around the corner. Make sure to mark your calendars for March 10 for the premiere of The Masked Singer.

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This season will look a bit different than the others because it will be starting off without host Nick Cannon. We have seen Nick host four consecutive premieres of The Masked Singer however, he was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. While he is recovering from the virus, Niecy Nash will be replacing him as the host. Of course, all proper safety precautions will be taken on set of the show amid the pandemic. This includes frequent COVID testing and social distancing measures.

SEE ALSO: NICK CANNON HAS COVID 19 — WHO WILL FILL IN FOR HIM ON ‘THE MASKED SINGER’?

Once Nick recovers, he will rejoin the show at some point, with many assuming it will be mid-season. Niecy previously served as a guest judge on the show and does have prior hosting experience.

As always the superstar judging panel is back with Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy. Last season they were able to correctly guess the identity of the winner, LeAnn Rimes who blew the competition away as The Sun. So, what can we expect from the most secretive show on television in Season 5? Check out the What’s Hot Video below to learn some juicy secrets about what really goes on behind the scenes.

What Else To Expect For The Upcoming Season

 Executive producer Craig Plestis revealed that one major twist will be coming back to The Masked Singer, the Golden Ear trophy! “As presently planned the Golden Ear will return, and we’re very excited by that,” he told EW. “Also, there’s going to be some new elements added into season 5 that I can’t tell you yet, because we’re just defining it a little bit more.”

“For casting, just so you know, there’s going to be a couple of unbelievable surprises that we’ve never done before. Unbelievable. [In season 4], we had some incredible singers. The profiles of these singers were better than any season before and that bar is high, and we’re trying to surpass that bar for season 5 as well.” Filming of the show is already in progress.

SEE ALSO: ALL OF THE REVEALS FROM SEASON 4 OF ‘THE MASKED SINGER’

You can catch the Season 5 premiere of The Masked Singer on Wednesday, March 10, at 8-9pm ET/PT on Fox.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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