When will 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 Episode 1 release? Vibrant costumes, new format and exciting challenges ahead

Fox's mystery singing competition show will have three to four competitors in each episode, out of which only one will move forward to the semi-finals

When will 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 Episode 1 release? Vibrant costumes, new format and exciting challenges ahead
'The Masked Singer' Season 8 panelists (Instagram/@maskedsingerfox)
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Fox’s one of the most loved mystery singing competition shows ‘The Masked Singer’ is returning this fall. With a new set of episodes, the show is destined to bring new challenges and a new format. Moreover, the glam is added to the show with the quirkiest new costumes. From Avacado to Venus Flytrap, Fox is bringing a whole new set of colorful and outlandish outfits.

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The panelists and the audience will once again be challenged with the pressure of identifying the masked singers. On the other hand, the masked singers will have to keep up with the entertainment of the show with the help of their creative sides. Each episode of ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 will be based on a theme. The singers will have to perform and be dressed as per the same theme. Keep reading to know what's ahead for ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Episode 1.

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When will ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Episode 1 release?

‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Episode 1 is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, September 19 at 8 pm ET on Fox. Fans can also tune in to Fox Now to watch the show.

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What to expect from ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Episode 1?

The major takeaway of ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 is that there will be a new format. Craig Plestis, the executive producer of the show, reveals in an interview with EW that the new season will be introduced to the fans as “Kings and Queens of ‘The Masked Singers’”. The season will hold sudden unmasking and eliminations. Each episode will have 3-4 singers participating in it. And, as per the new format, one among the competitors will be "eliminated quickly in the middle of the show." The remaining contestants will move forward for the ‘Battle Royale’. The one who gets eliminated in that battle will be unmasked in front of the audience. Moreover, the one surviving till the end will move forward in the competition.

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The ‘King and Queen’ format will be followed for three consecutive episodes. The three finalists coming out from these episodes will then compete for the semi-finals. Plestis also gives an overlook of the themed episodes. There will be ‘Vegas Night’, ‘Hall of Fame’, ‘Comedy Roast’, ‘Muppets Night’, ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber Night’, ‘TV Themes’, ‘Thanksgiving’, ‘Fright Night’, and ‘90s Night’.

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The familiar faces on the judgment seat will return for this season as well. Fans will see Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger. Moreover, the show will be continued to be hosted by Nick Cannon.

So, buckle up for a frolic rollercoaster ride of the Fox singing show. ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Episode 1 is all set to air on September 21 at 8/7c on Fox.

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