The imaginations of the producers and costume designers behind The Masked Singer are colorful—to say the least.
During a sneak peek on Sunday, Sept. 13 hosted by Nick Cannon, FOX revealed clues for all 16 celebrity contestants on the upcoming season four of the Emmy-nominated show. As expected, this fall’s lineup has managed to top that of seasons past. The new costumes include everything from the other-worldly (Baby Alien, Whatchamacallit) to the reptilian (Serpent, Crocodile) and the edible (Broccoli).
In August, Masked Singer executive producer Craig Plestis hinted at a run unlike any before.
“Next season’s going to be even bigger, which is surprising to say with the pandemic going on,” he told Deadline. “We have it cast, and we have some incredible names that I wish I could tell you right now, but I can’t, and the show’s going to be incredible.”
While Cannon is returning as host and the panelists remain the same—Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong—there are some changes.
Most prominently? The first-ever duo contestants, dressed up as Snow Owls, are gearing up to attempt to snatch the Golden Mask trophy.
Scroll down to see the photos and first clues for all 16 costumed celebrity contestants. Can you figure out who is behind these masks?
“I assure you that even though I may be cold-blooded, I have a warm and glowing flow with H20.”
“It’s very fitting that I have so many appendages. After all, I’m known for having a lot of hands to latch onto.”
“If you want a hint about me, I own who I am. I know my voice can go high, but my dishes go deep.”
“If you want to know who’s behind the mask, you’ll need to figure out who’s under my hats.”
“Some might say that my career had a magical start.”
“If you want to know how I instantly appeared, here’s the prescription number to my identity.”
“Check the gremlin manual and you’ll see I can thrive when the temperature is a cool 66.5 degrees.”
“Living in the ocean can be dangerous, so it’s always good to find a quiet place to hide.”
“A special set of keys reversed my game forever. Tic-tac-whoa.”
“I’m a broco-lean, mean, heart-pumping machine. After all, it’s how I got my six-pack.”
“If you’re looking for a hint about this Baby Alien, all you have to do is look to the stars.”
“If you want a hot clue to finding my identity, just look into stocks and bonds.”
“You can try and figure out who we are, but as for who is more talented, it’s a tie.”
“If you’re looking for a hint to my identity, you should know I share something in common with a powerful giant.”
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, what makes me the biggest miracle of all?”
“If you’re trying to figure out who I am, here’s a hint: This sun knows how to shine like a torch even during the freezing winter.”
Season 4 of The Masked Singer premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.