The Masked Singer season 6: everything we know about Fox’s singing competition

The Masked Singer
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The Masked Singer features celebrities dressing up in elaborate costumes and performing for a panel of celebrity judges who then have to try and guess who’s behind the masked, only to have it be revealed after fans vote out a singer. It sounds a little wacky but, as many fans have found watching the reality competition in its first five seasons, it can also be a lot of fun. 

Heck, The Masked Singer has been so successful for Fox that they made a spinoff series, The Masked Dancer, which is awaiting a season two renewal, as well as a UK version of The Masked Singer.

Season six of The Masked Singer has already gotten the green light from Fox. Here is what we know about The Masked Singer season six.

When does The Masked Singer season six air?

Fox has announced that The Masked Singer season six will have its two-night premiere on September 22 and 23, starting both nights at 8 p.m. After the special two-night premiere it will continue just on its typical Wednesday at 8 p.m. time slot.

Joining The Masked Singer on Wednesdays will be the new Fox show Alter Ego, which will air at 9 pm Other new shows this fall from Fox include The Big Leap and Our Kind of People.

The Masked Singer debuted in February of 2019 and already has made its way through five seasons, so it is likely that season six is not the only new season of The Masked Singer that we will be getting in the 2021-2022 TV calendar.

What will be the Masked Singer season six costumes?

The whole premise of The Masked Singer is that we don’t know who the celebrities are that are competing in the current season, instead, we only have the costumes and aliases that they will go by until they are revealed.

We now have the full roster of costumes for season six. They include Cupcake, Banana Split, Hamster, Queen of Hearts, Mallard, Dalmatian, Bull, Baby, Caterpillar, Beach Ball, Octopus, Pepper, Skunk, Pufferfish, Jester, Bull and Mother Nature. Watch some of the previews for these costumes below; all of them are available on the Fox website for The Masked Singer.

The Wrap has also shared the latest costume reveal, Baby. This is apparently the first human costume that the show has ever done. On top of that, it is said to be the biggest.

The Masked Singer season 6 winner

And the winner of The Masked Singer season 6 is ... Queen of Hearts, or as viewers learned when she was unmasked, singer/songwriter Jewel. The runner-up for the season was Bull, revealed in the finale to be Todrick Hall.

Jewel joins previous winners of The Masked Singer that include T-Pain, Wayne Brady, Kandi Burruss, LeAnn Rimes and Nick Lachey.

Here's the full list of unmasked celebrities for The Masked Singer season 6:

  • Octopus - Dwight Howard
  • Mother Nature - Vivica A. Fox
  • Dalmatian - Tyga
  • Pufferfish - Toni Braxton
  • Baby - Larry the Cable Guy
  • Cupcake - Ruth Pointer
  • Hamster - Rob Schneider
  • Beach Ball - June Edith Shannon and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson
  • Jester - Johnny Rotten
  • Pepper - Natasha Bedingfield
  • Mallard - Willie Robertson
  • Caterpillar - Bobby Berk
  • Skunk - Faith Evans
  • Banana Split - David Foster & Katharine McPhee
  • Bull - Todrick Hall
  • Queen of Hearts - Jewel

Who are the hosts and judges for The Masked Singer season six?

As mentioned above, Nick Cannon has been the host of The Masked Singer since it debuted in 2019 and as shown in the teaser trailer he will be back for the latest season.

Also returning are the quartet of judges that include Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger. All of the judges have been with the show since it began.

The Masked Singer past contestants

Past winners of The Masked Singer include T-Pain, Wayne Brady, Kandi Burgess, LeAnn Rimes and Nick Lachey.

Other memorable contestants throughout the series run so far have included Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, Bow Wow, Wiz Khalifa, Niecy Nash, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle and even... Kermit the Frog.

How to watch The Masked Singer season six

Whenever season six of The Masked Singer arrives, if you have a basic cable package, TV antenna or Live TV streaming service — YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV or Hulu with live TV — you'll be able to watch the broadcast of every episode live.

Unlike some of the other major networks, Fox has not created its own streaming platform, but replays of the current and previous seasons’ episodes are available on streaming platforms like Tubi and Hulu, as well as directly through

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