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'The Masked Singer's Season 5 Costumes Are Getting Even More Bizarre

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With The Masked Dancer's first season over for 2021, it's time once again for The Masked Singer to take center stage. The new season debuts on Wednesday, March 10, and the latest round of competitors are raring to hit the stage. This year promises to be weirder than ever, as the new looks range from kooky to silly to totally terrifying. This first look at The Masked Singer's Season 5 costumes promises a new round of intrigue surrounding who is under the masks.

New costumes aren't the only changes coming to The Masked Singer's upcoming season: Season 5 will also introduce a new host. With Nick Cannon sidelined for the seasons' first few episodes due to a positive coronavirus diagnosis, Niecy Nash (best known for her turn on Claws) stepped in to lead the show's early rounds. (Don't worry, Canon is fine and will rejoin the season in later rounds.)

So, who will Nash and Cannon be bringing out to show off their vocal chops? The first preview for Season 5 is out, and although there are only a few costumes shown so far, fans are already guessing who might be hiding inside.

Plus, a new clip shows there's a new duet pair in town, the "Russian Dolls."

Here's the full rundown of characters revealed so far:

  • Pig
  • Grandpa Monster
  • Chameleon
  • Black Swan
  • Robot Rat
  • Russian Dolls
  • Phoenix

A note on the Phoenix: Some on Twitter were guessing this was actually a "Dragon." But Season 4 just had one of those, and it's unlikely to do two in a row like that. Also, the official picture makes it clear this is a bird:

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Fox has also released images of the Chameleon, The Black Swan, one of the Russian Dolls, and Grandpa Monster for fans to check out.

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I love that the show keeps going back to the Monster family. Grandpa is the fourth in a lineup that includes T-Pain's original winning Monster to Chaka Khan as Miss Monster in Season 3 and Season 4's Squiggly Monster (Bob Saget). By the time this is all over, I bet there will be an extended The Masked Singer Monster Family Reunion Special.

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Plus, there's a new character on the show who won't be competing. Meet Cluedle-Doo, the clue-dropping rooster who'll be helping fans out this season.

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The Masked Singer Season 5 premieres on Wednesday, March 10, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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