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The emerging of the bizarre show: The Masked Singer

In January of 2019, the Fox Broadcasting Company will introduce a new television series called The Masked Singer. Our nation has many singing competition series out there, but this one is like no other.

The nation is jumping out of their seats in anticipation of the new competition show that will be hosted by celebrity Nick Cannon. On YouTube, The Masked Singer channel posted a sneak peek video last week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-bDsx04jdE, which has been exposed to over 112 thousand viewers in just two weeks.

Singing competition shows are fairly popular, with those like The Voice, The X Factor, American Idol and a few others. However, The Masked Singer comes with a twist that has a highly alluring quality to it. Each competitor has a concealed identity, sheltered by an intricate mask and an extravagant costume that covers their body from head to toe.

This is perfect for a national show in the United States, because our society is often involved in the updates of celebrities lives, including their marriages, health and personal events.”

The list of competitors consists of a variety of celebrities. Not only can they be singers and songwriters, but also they can be any celebrity with a singing voice, ranging from an NFL football player, to a top hit blogger on YouTube. Everyone is adrenalized for the revelation of celebrities who have the unrecognized talent of singing.

As for the panelists of the show, more celebrities gather together to not only deem the competitors on their singing, but also attempt to deface their hidden identities.

Nicole Scherzinger, the former lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls; Ken Jeong, the producer of The Hangover; Jenny McCarthy, an actress and model and Robin Thicke, an American-Canadian songwriter are to appear as the studio panelists of the series. These four celebrities will discuss and decide which contestant is to be the winning star of the show.

Being celebrities themselves, the panelists face tension due to the chance of seeing one of their family members or friends on the stage, without even knowing. The panel will be allowed to guess whom the singer is, but they will not be informed until the competitor either gets booted out or wins the series. There will be multiple seasons, with the first beginning the first week of this January.

The idea of The Masked Singer is inspired by a South Korean competition show, King of Mask Singer, which was first aired in April of 2015. This series has been extremely successful, holding a nine out of ten star review on the Internet Movie Database.

The only difference between King of Mask Singer and The Masked Singer is that the contestants on The Masked Singer are all celebrities. This is perfect for a national show in the United States, because our society is often involved in the updates of celebrities lives, including their marriages, health and personal events. This creates a connection between the celebrities and the viewers, so the anticipation for the revealing of each contestant is sure to build.

Surely The Masked Singer will be a hit for the United States. The views on YouTube and the success of the original concept in South Korea foreshadow a great future for the show when it premieres on Jan. 2, 2019.

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