The Masked Singer season 9: winner, who was unmaksed, everything we know about the celebrity singing competition

Nick Cannon and Medusa on The Masked Singer season 9
(Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox)

It’s time to fall in love…with The Masked Singer season 9! The popular reality singing competition featuring masked celebrities trying to stump the audience and the panelists returns in February. Expect hijinks to ensue. The winner of season 8 was Harp, who in real life is none other than Glee alum Amber Riley. 

Theme nights will continue this season, and so far we know of the following theme nights: "Abba Night," "New York Night," "DC Superhero Night," "Sesame Street Night," "80s Night," "Movie Night" and "The Masked Singer in Space Night."

There will be a few new elements introduced to the show this season, and you'll find all of the details below. 

Who will win the crown this year? Read on to learn more about The Masked Singer season 9. 

Next episode of The Masked Singer season 9 

The Masked Singer season 9 airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox, with new episodes available to stream the following day on Hulu

The May 17 episode is the Finals: "The final two celebrity contestants will each perform two all-new songs in the season finale episode. Both will be revealed - but only one will take home the Golden Mask trophy and be crowned the Season Nine Winner!"

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At this point, there’s no release date yet in the UK, but as soon as it’s available we’ll add that information here. 

Who was unmasked on The Masked Singer season 9?

Keep track of the competition with our weekly episode guide!

Week 1 (February 15):
Performers: Gnome, Medusa, Mustang
Who moves on: Medusa
Who was unmasked: Gnome (Dick Van Dyke) and Mustang (Sara Evans)

Week 2 (February 22) ABBA Night:
Performers: Medusa, Night Owl and Rock Lobster
Who moves on: Medusa
Who was unmasked: Night Owl (Debbie Gibson) and Rock Lobster (Howie Mandel)

Week 3 (March 1) New York Night:
Performers: Medusa, Polar Bear and California Roll
Who moves on: California Roll and Medusa (who was saved by the Ding Dong Keep It On feature)
Who was unmasked: Polar Bear (Grandmaster Flash) 

Week 4 (March 8) DC Superheroes Night:
Performers: Wolf, Squirrel and Gargoyle
Battle Royale: Squirrel, Gargoyle
Who moves on: Squirrel and Gargoyle, who was saved by the Ding Dong Keep It On feature
Who was unmasked: Wolf (Michael Bolton)

Week 5 (March 15) Sesame Street Night:
Performers: Squirrel, Fairy and Jackalope
Who moves on: Fairy
Who was unmasked: Squirrel (Malin Ackerman) and Jackalope (Lele Pons)

Week 6 (March 22) Country Night:
Performers: Fairy, Axolotl and Macaw
Who moves on: Macaw
Who was unmasked: Axolotl (Alexa Bliss) and Fairy (Holly Robinson Peete)

Week 7 (March 29) 80s Night:
Performers: Doll, Moose and Scorpio
Who moves on: Doll
Who was unmasked: Moose (George Wendt) and Scorpio (Christine Quinn)

Week 8 (April 5) Warner Bros. Movie Night:
Performers: Doll, Dandelion and Mantis
Who moves on: Dandelion (winner) and Mantis (saved)
Who was unmasked: Doll (Dee Snider)

Week 9 (April 12) The Masked Singer in Space Night:
Performers: Dandelion, UFO and Lamp
Who moves on: UFO
Who was unmasked: Dandelion (Melissa Joan Hart) and Lamp (Alicia Witt)

Week 10 (April 19): A clip show featuring the three saved masks and the three semifinalists.

Week 11 (April 26) Battle of the Saved
Performers: Medusa, Mantis and Gargoyle
Who moves on: Medusa
Who was unmasked: Mantis (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Gargoyle (Keenan Allen)

Week 12 (May 3) Quarterfinals
Performers: Medusa, Macaw, UFO and California Roll
Who moves on: Macaw, Medusa and California Roll
Who was unmasked: UFO (Olivia Culpo)

Week 13 (May 10) Semifinals
Performers: Medusa, California Roll and Macaw
Who moves on: Medusa, Macaw
Who was unmasked: California Roll (Pentatonix)

Week 14 (May 17) Finals
Performers: Medusa, Macaw
Runner Up: Macaw (David Archuleta)
Winner: Medusa (Bishop Briggs)

The Masked Singer season 9 new features, format

There will be some new elements to The Masked Singer in season 9, along with some familiar elements that carry over from season 8. 

The Masked Singer is continuing the "Champion of the Masked Singer" format where there will be an elimination and double unmaskings in every episode, with the winner moving on to the following week's competition and the winner of that group becoming a semifinalist. 

This season, though, the four panelists will have the ability to save a singer from being eliminated with the Ding Dong Keep It On Bell, which will save a singer. The twist is that the save can only be used once per group, so the panelists will have to be careful about who they use it for.

The Masked Singer season 9 costumes

Fox revealed images of three costumes: Gnome, Mustang and Medusa. They also referenced Dandelion, California Roll, Gargoyle and Jackalope.

Take a look at the photo gallery and video teasing the characters below, and keep checking back for updates!

The Masked Singer panelists and host

Nick Cannon (Drumline) returns to host The Masked Singer for another season. He'll be joined by panelists Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg (Dirty Love), singer Robin Thicke and Pussycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger.

The panelists will once again be joined by a number of guest judges throughout the season. 

The Masked Singer plot

There are singing competitions, and then there is The Masked Singer. Celebrities from across the acting, singing, social media, Broadway and sports world come together and perform in costumes. With their identities hidden, it's up to the singer's voice to do the work, leaving the audience and the judges guessing who might be behind the mask. 

Past winners include T-Pain, Wayne Brady, Kandi Burruss, LeAnn Rimes, Nick Lachey, Jewel, Teyana Taylor and season 8's Amber Riley.

The Masked Singer season 9 trailer

Check out the teaser for The Masked Singer season 9:

How to watch The Masked Singer season 9

The Masked Singer airs on Fox, which is included with most cable providers. If you’ve cut the cord, you can access the channel through live TV providers like FuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV

The latest episodes of The Masked Singer season 9 will also be available to stream the day after they air live on Hulu. Additionally, past seasons of the show are on the platform. 

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

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