In January 2019 The Masked Singer took America by storm, with its original concept and outlandish costumes. Since its inception The Masked Singer has had three wildly successful seasons, and it is loved by audiences and critics alike. In 2019 The Masked Singer has won a Critics Choice Real TV Award (Best Competition Series: Talent/Variety), Real Screen Award (Best Talent & Studio-Based Competition), International Format Award (Best Returning Format), and a Costume Designer Guild Award (Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television). This year The Masked Singer has been nominated for 2 Emmys (Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming).
Praised for its originality the show is giving a fresh twist to the singing competition genre. Season three premiered after the Superbowl and received skyrocketing high ratings. Compared to the previous years post Superbowl show The Masked Singer was up seven percent in ratings, with 23.7 million viewers.
Inspiring two spin off series in the United States, After The Masked which debuted in 2020 following episodes of The Masked Singer, hosted by Nick Cannon discussing the biggest moments from the episode. As well as The Masked Dancer (coming soon to Fox.), where the panel and viewers are challenged to guess which celebrity is under the mask by their dancing skills. The Masked Singer has become a global phenomenon, resulting in spin off series around the world in Mexico, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Netherlands, Myanmar, Peru, Italy, Hungary, France, Finland, Estonia and Bulgaria.
The Masked Singer was re-imagined by Craig Plestis, an innovator in American television, and one of the top producers for re-designing Korean formats for American audiences.
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