Are you Watching the Masked Singer?Posted: Updated:
Did you watch the pilot episode last Wednesday, of The Masked Singer? If you did, you were among 14 million other people. Part absurdist comedy, part reality competition show, part kabuki theatre, part Disneyland-this loopy show is like taking a trip without ingesting LSD. It is as if three 8 year olds got together in their basement and came up with a game to play on a rainy or snowy day. This is cool!
What is The Masked Singer? Simply put: Celebrities sing while wearing an elaborate costume, completely disguised in front of four judges and a studio audience. Each masked singer answers questions that provide clues or they may simply provide clues themselves. Their speaking voices are computer altered as to not reveal the identity of the celebrity.
I have no idea what the purpose of the show is, or if there is really any goal, or if anyone wins a prize: but the pointlessness of it, is part of its charm. It knows it’s pointless and has no aspirations to be anything different. It’s a diversion that is bringing back appointment television, everyone is talking and trying to guess who the singer is.
In the first episode, Football Star Antonio Brown was revealed to be the Hippo, by the way none of the judges guess this correctly.
Nick Cannon is the host, and the celebrity judges are Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger.
The Masked Singer airs on WNYF, Fox 28 on Wednesdays at 9 pm. Tune in, you will think it is stupid, weird, silly and you will keep on watching, and watching.