When Does 'The Masked Singer Australia' Start? We Finally Have A Date For Season One
After being teased for weeks, we're getting closer to finding out who is hiding under the masks.
While the first looks of the show have been truly wild, the hidden identities of the 12 masked celebrities aren't the only mystery that has us in a spin. The second-biggest question has been when does the show actually start?
We now know 'The Masked Singer Australia' will kick-off on Monday, September 23 at 7.30pm on 10 and WIN Network.
Knowing that there are just a few weeks before things kick-off, we thought we'd collect everything we know about 'The Masked Singer' Australia so far.
Who is hosting 'The Masked Singer'
No stranger to hosting reality shows, and one of the most familiar faces when it comes to hosting singing competitions, Osher Günsberg is stepping up to the hosting position.
"Besides that I'm not blonde or called Andrew anymore -- it couldn't be more different," Osher told 10 daily about comparing 'The Masked Singer' to his time on 'Australian Idol'.
"'Idol' was anonymous people seeking fame -- 'The Masked Singer' is famous people seeking anonymity. The vibe in the room is so exciting -- everyone just trying to figure out who's behind the mask."
Who are the panellists?
Rather than four judges critiquing the performances, 'The Masked Singer' has four panellists whose job it is to try and crack the mystery of who is hiding under the mask. This year they're made up of Dannii Minogue, Jackie O, Dave Hughes and Lindsay Lohan.
No stranger to singing competitions, Dannii has been part of both 'X-Factor' and 'Australia's Got Talent'.
"I guess with the judging I've done before, that's competitive. You're choosing a team and you're backing them and all of your work goes into it. This is just fun, we're all throwing in names -- it's like the four of us are at home sitting on a couch shouting out names."
How does 'The Masked Singer' Work?
"There are 12 people performing, professional singers and not professional singers, and an audience and panel vote on who they want to keep in the show," Dannii explained to 10 daily.
"The one that gets the lowest votes will get unmasked," she said, adding, "Some people drive you crazy -- you're like, 'I really, really want to see who it is'. So it's not about a bad performance."
Who are the celebrities under the masks?
At this stage, only a very small handful of people know the true identities of the celebrities under the masks. The panel and even Osher have no clue who is performing up until they are unmasked.
"When the masks come off that is absolutely the first time we know who they are," Osher confirmed to 10 daily, "While it's super frustrating for me not to know, I'm also tickled pink that I don't because I get to play along too and see if I'm right or not!"
What clues are there for who is performing?
Throughout the show, clue packages will be shown hinting at the celebs' identities -- though not all of them will be as helpful as you'd imagine. Osher explained that a clue for him could be that he's a soccer player because he played when he was five.
The first clues revealed gave us some insight as to the range of the people involved in the show.
Within the 12 celebs are an ARIA Award winner, an MTV Award winner, a Logie Award winner, a World Cup winner, an Order of Australia winner and a Hall of Famer.
The show also revealed a single clue for the performer hiding under the Unicorn mask:
"I have been the princess, but never the queen."
We told you this was going to be tricky.
We can't wait to see how this all turns out.