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'The Masked Singer' Is Switching Up the Format for Season 3

'The Masked Singer' Is Switching Up the Format for Season 3

The Masked Singer will be returning for a third season on Super Bowl Sunday and the show will have a new format for the new season.

The series’ showrunner Izzie Pick-Ibarra spoke with Billboard about plans for the third installment of the hit Fox reality competition series.

“We changed the format up to make three mini-seasons,” Izzie said. “So we have six singers in each mini-season: groups A, B and C. We start with six in a group and they get whittled down to three. Then we go to the next group and the next and then we bring all the singers together so you have nine champions from the groups and they’ll compete against one another to the end.”

“It helps the viewers when we have a cast as large as ours and it’s hard to track people’s stories and personalities if you’re flip-flopping between 18 people from the get-to. It’s a way to let viewers know them in smaller groups, and by the time they come together, they have a handle on who each are over 19 episodes,” she added.

If you’re still confused… episode one will have the first six contestants with one reveal, episode two will have the remaining five contestants with another reveal, and episode three will have the remaining four contestants with yet another reveal. Episode four will repeat the cycle with the next group. On episode 10, the remaining nine contestants will compete against each other!

The new season will feature 18 celeb contestants and you can see 15 of the costumes in the gallery here!

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