The Masked Singer is back with a Super Sneak Peek at the new season! After last year’s massive success, we could not be more excited. Bigger names, heightened security, and harder guessing should make it better than ever. We even saw the first clues and a few performances tonight!
Here’s a recap of The Masked Singer Super Sneak Peek and a breakdown of the early clues.
Season 1 Recap
The show kicked off with a recap of The Masked Singer season one. We saw all the unmaskings and a few standout performances, as well as plenty of wild guesses by judge Ken Jeong. They also decoded some of the season one clues to show us what to be looking for next season.
NEW Season 2 Clues
Skeleton: The Skeleton says, “I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven being here.” There’s a graveyard that says “4261” behind him. He has a custom-made bone mic that the celebrity specifically requested. The bling makes it one of the most expensive costumes yet.
Fox: The Fox says he is underestimated, clever, strategic, and eats almost anything. He calls himself a superhero. Could that be a clue? His outfit took the longest to make: it took over 80 hours to craft the tail alone! Grant Gustin, Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Renner
Ice Cream: The Ice Cream is seen in a mansion, overlooking the scenery. Of all the new characters, this was the most difficult to build. It’s one of the heaviest heads of the season, so the design team had to get the balance just right. There’s a clue about Valentine’s Day, with the date showing up on a calendar with hearts over it.
Eagle: The Eagle rocks a red bandana and sun medallion. The costume is made up of over 1,000 feathers. His rockstar outfit was specifically requested by the celebrity. He says, “if you know an eagle’s body temperature, you may be hot on my trail.”
Tree: The Tree calls her performances “delicious.” Her costume was inspired by 1950’s vintage pin-up queens. She says the security guards make her “feel like precious cargo.”
First Performance & More Clues
Flamingo: The Flamingo says she loves this mask as much as she loves mascara. She is “blown away” by the costume. It took 121 hours to make and includes 1,800 pink feathers, some 3 feet long. Then, we saw our first performance preview! It was a sneak peek of The Flamingo singing “Lady Marmalade.”
Butterfly: The Butterfly asks, “are you ready to FEEL the butterfly effect?” Her costume is one of the detailed costume the show has ever created. The design team sewed over 10,000 individual sequins by hand! She says she “prays” she doesn’t fall over.
Penguin: The Penguin says they’re “cold as ice but bringing the heat.” They comment that now they just have to get their hair done, then the screen shows different wigs, one that looks like Sia! The complex design of his costume makes it difficult to see.
Leopard: The Leopard has an English accent. The Baroque-era costume took over 30 days to finish, hiding the natural silhouette of the celebrity inside. They’re “ready to move mountains.” They also talk about Secret Service, saying they’ve been spotted with the President.
Egg: The Egg gives a clue “as long as I don’t fall off the stage.” It is designed to look like Faberge egg. They say, “as my mom always told me, life has an expiration date so always work hard for the first and last vowels of the alphabet.” That would be A and U. Maybe someone from Australia? Or could it be Alpha and Omega in reference to the Greek alphabet? We have our way-too-early prediction already.
More Season 2 Clues & Performances
Rottweiler: The Rottweiler says he is a “perfectionist.” His costume has an airbrushed six pack and chains to give it a “hip-hop” look. He says, “roses are blue, violets are red,” maybe implying he’s colorblind?
Flower: The Flower says she “blossoms in every field” she plants herself in. There’s a “314” written in flowers behind her in the package. Her mask is the only one in the history of the show to have human facial features. The costume has over 30 layers of individually hand-sewn petals. She says, “you will be blown away” when she takes her mask off.
Thingamajig: Measuring 7 feet tall, the Thingamajig is the tallest costume ever. He talks about his “puzzling” persona and a puzzle transitions the screen. Thingamajig says, “don’t call me Chewbacca, but we do celebrate together.” The only thing that comes to mind is May the 4th? But we could be off. Next, we sneak peek of him singing “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves.
Panda: The Panda says she has moves and energy. “Victory will taste sweet like bamboo…especially the way I prepare it!” The design team wanted the head to be as big as possible. She is dressed in bright colors and a beanie. The Panda says she loves new challenges and pushing myself to the limit.
Black Widow: The Black Widow is shown on a tarot card after reciting plenty of spider puns. Her entire costume was molded by hand and the eight legs required 100 feet of protective foam. She says she’ll “leave us hanging” until the very end.
There’s one more costume that we haven’t seen yet! That will be revealed next week after the Emmys on FOX.
T-Pain Returns to The Masked Singer Stage
To close the show, T-Pain returns to The Masked Singer stage for the first time since winning as the Monster last season! He claims that the show changed his career completely. It gave him a chance to prove everyone wrong who thought he wasn’t talented. And he even got to host the iHeartRadio Music Awards shortly after!
Judge Robin Thicke says he’s still embarrassed he didn’t guess T-Pain last season. Then, he shares a story about how Kevin Hart’s kids thought he was The Monster! So T-Pain really had everyone guessing.
And there’s more where that came from! That’s it for The Masked Singer Super Sneak Peek though. The new guessing game has now begun! The Masked Singer season 2 officially premieres Wednesday, September 25th at 8/7c on FOX.