The Masked Singer Australia is returning this year for another season of musical mystery with a brand-new cast of mysterious masks with faces behind them that have been promised to make headlines.
On September 11, at 7:30 pm on 10 and 10 Play, the all-star guessing panel returns to play the guessing game with the rest of Australia and figure out which celebrities are hiding behind iconic costumes and masks.
Guessers Mel B, Chrissie Swan and Abbie Chatfield will take in the cryptic clues and hints to figure out the famous face behind the mask while Dave Hughes will be there for the ride and try his best.
Meet the new masks below:
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This week, Mediaweek chatted to Tamara Simoneau, head of lifestyle programs at Paramount ANZ about the new season, what value the guessers bring to the show and what goes into keeping the singer’s identity a secret.
Simoneau discussed how this season ups the ante in terms of the vocals and while clues will be present, 2023’s iteration promises the most surprising reveal ever.
“We’ve got a cast full of more powerhouse singers than we’ve ever had before on The Masked Singer Australia,” she said.
“People are really going to get their socks blown off.”
While a traditional talent program includes a panel of judges, judging one’s performance to see whether they will go through to the next round, The Masked Singer’s ‘judges’ are called ‘expert guessers’, and they return this season after their debut together last year.
“They have a great dynamic,” said Simoneau. “They’re all such pros in their fields and they have this lovely instant chemistry.
“Coming back together again, after a year away has just been so sweet because they just jumped straight in where they left off, like no time had passed, and they just have this great banter.
The Masked Singer Australia premieres Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm on 10 and 10 Play