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'Masked Singer': Everything To Know About Season 2

jake.bean 11 Jul 2019

Alright, people, we're talking about The Masked Singer today. What surprises will be held behind this mask of a first segment?

It seems that only reading on will tell.

How long has it been?

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How long have we been doing this kind of show?

Listen, I'm a no good, ungrateful, hippy-dippy dolphin loving millennial, so my memory only goes back so far.

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This whole trend started with 'American Idol'.

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Ah, and those were the good old days, too.

Remember William Hung and all his Ricky Martin goodness? Can't beat that kind of TV.

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But now you've got these shows everywhere.

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There's America's Got Talent, The Voice, The X Factor, and more.

It seems that Hollywood has really capitalized on this whole "amateur singer" trend that started in the early 2000s.

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And then...

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There are all the gimmicks you have to throw in so it's not just a carbon copy of American Idol.

The spinning chairs from The Voice, the other talents from any Got Talent show...

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It seems that we're moving closer and closer to the concept of blind auditions.

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Where the judges don't see your face, they just judge you based on your singing.

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And that's where our focus for today's article comes in.

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Yes, it seems they've taken the total anonymity concept and ran with it.

The contestants on this show aren't revealed until the very end.

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'The Masked Singer'.

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A show where amateur singers put on some wacky costumes and sing for judges.

If the judges like you and you move on, you take off your mask. You're either an amateur or a celebrity.

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The first season was a big hit.

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Everyone loved the pageantry mixed with the American Idol style talent show.

But you know, who wouldn't? It sounds like a time and a half.

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Audiences liked it so much...

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That it seems The Masked Singer is gearing up for a second season. Or should I say masking up!

No, I shouldn't, but I did anyway. Let's just move on, shall we?

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What can we expect for Season 2?

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Well, I think the most important aspect of The Masked Singer is, well, the masks.

The bigger and wackier the mask, the bigger the ratings for the show. Or at least I'm pretty sure that's how Hollywood works.

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Well, that's what they did.

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The biggest challenge for costume designer Marina Toybina was to make sure that the costumes were still beautiful.

But for the second season, they have to make sure that they offer more visibility.

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And most importantly is mobility.

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Because when you're doing a show in front of all those people, you want to put on a show.

And that's hard when you're wearing a full costume.

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The costume designer calls the pieces "walking art".

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Which is very fair.

It takes a lot of time, patience, and dedication to put any of these costumes together. Besides, fashion IS art.

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And to make it even better:

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The costume designer said that this year, there's going to be a heck of a lot more variety.

So if you weren't sure whether season 2 would live up to season 1, it looks like it will be even better!

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What do you think?

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Are you excited to see all the new set pieces on The Masked Singer? Or are you sick of this whole music and talent show format?

Let us know in the comments!

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