Based on the South Korean show, King of Mask Singer, the American adaptation, The Masked Singer, revolves around a group of celebrities who compete in a singing competition anonymously wearing huge costumes.
Every week, they face off and give clues to the viewers about their identity. After their showdown, the audience votes on who they want to send to the next round, and the other contestant is nominated for elimination.
At the end of the episode, the nominated contestants face-off, and the loser has to take off their mask, revealing their identity. After the premiere in January 2019, the show was an instant success and renewed for a second series at the end of the month.
Currently, in Season 2, The Masked Singer will return for a third season on February 2, 2020. Even though the show has one of the highest ratings in its time slot, fans still have this one complaint about the singing competition series.
Why fans love ‘The Masked Singer’
The Masked Singer is a great family-oriented show which allows America to guess who’s under the mask by connecting the clues. Because the contestants range from singers to professional athletes to established comedians, the audience is also able to learn more about acts they usually wouldn’t be introduced to.
Additionally, the show encourages social media interaction so viewers can talk with others and try to piece clues together before the masked singer has to “take it off.”
It’s the ultimate guessing game where your favorite celebrities are the contestants, and fans have been obsessed since the first season.
Fans of ‘The Masked Singer’ don’t like the selection of judges
Several fans do not like them commenting while the person is performing, exclaiming things such as, “They are definitely a singer!” Additionally, the judges’ guesses are sometimes so far off the mark that fans think production is telling them what to guess, so they don’t give it away.
For example, they’ve thought superstars with recognizable voices, including Beyonce, Barack Obama, and Britney Spears, are behind the masks and claim almost every female who says they grew up in a famous family is a Kardashian.
McCarthy seems to be the most unliked as people already don’t care for her anti-vaccination opinion, and they believe she’s “obnoxious” and “annoying.”
Because he’s a singer, fans respect Thicke’s comments, not his personality, and don’t find the comedic relief, Jeong, to be funny or necessary.
Which judges should be on ‘The Masked Singer’
If fans prefer all former singers to be judges, similar to The Voice, then Steven Tyler (lead singer of 70’s rock band, Aerosmith), a younger singer like Ed Sheeran or Charlie Puth, Tina Turner or Chaka Khan, and finally a recognizable voice such as Usher or a rising star like Khalid.
Not only do the judges span more genres and reach broader audiences, but they will probably have better-educated guesses and provide more insightful commentary than the current judges do.
Nonetheless, viewers will have to wait until 2020 to see if the judges will remain the same or if they will listen to their audience and make a different selection. Watch The Masked Singer Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.