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Season 8 of The Masked Singer premieres Wednesday (Sept. 21) on Fox, and fans can expect some big changes to the hit the reality show’s format when it does.
For the first time, each episode will feature a completely new round of masked celebs with only one contestant moving forward by the end of the hour. Plus, the audience will vote in-studio for their favorite performance of the night, and the singer with the lowest tally will then unmask in the middle of the show before taking his or her place in the new Masked Singer VIP section to watch the rest of the episode.
Once the group is whittled down to the final two singers, they’ll go head to head with the same song for the title of King or Queen of The Masked Singer and move on to the next episode.
According to a release, the batch of episodes will also be filled with theme nights, including Vegas Night, Comedy Roast, Hall of Fame, Muppets Night, Andrew Lloyd Webber Night, TV Themes, ’90s Night, Thanksgiving and Fright Night.
The new format also makes room for more costumed celebrities than ever, with inventive getups like Scarecrow, Venus Fly Trap, Sir Bugaboo, Bride, Avocado, Hedgehog, Mummies and more, while returning judges Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong will be joined by all-star guests for the season like 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.
How to Watch The Masked Singer Live & On-Demand
The new season of The Masked Singer starts Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. You can watch the show live or on-demand via streaming platforms such as Fubo TV, DirecTV Stream, Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV.
New episodes of The Masked Singer Season 8 will stream on Hulu the day after they premiere on Fox. Join Hulu today and enjoy a free, 30-day trial to stream The Masked Singer on-demand, and thousands of other programs, including a bunch of Hulu Originals.
Get a look at some of the biggest changes, costumes and performances to expect on The Masked Singer below.