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|Original work||King of Mask Singer|
|Owned by||MBC Entertainment|
|Films and television|
|Television series||Masked Singer (independent international versions, see below)|
|First aired||5 April 2015|
Masked Singer is an international music game show franchise. It originated from the South Korean program The King of Mask Singer , developed by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.
The format features celebrities who perform anonymously in elaborate head-to-toe costumes and are unmasked if they receive the fewest votes. In Austria, the Netherlands, the United States and the UK votes are limited to the live studio audience members due to the show being pre-taped. In Germany and Italy votes are open to all viewers because the show is live. The Swedish format provides simulated live voting without the ability to actually affect the pre-taped show, which was criticised as deceptive when it was noted after the show's second week.
While the panelists will guess based on clues the singers give about themselves, the panelists do not participate in the vote. Singers in the American version have spanned the range of Grammy award winners to professional video gamers and YouTube influencers to professional athletes.
|Country/region||Local title||Network||Seasons and winners||Panelists||Host(s)|
|Algeria||The Masked Singer-Chkoun Nta||Lina TV|
|United Arab Emirates|| The Masked Singer - Inta meen? |
(The Masked Singer - Who are you?)
|Australia||The Masked Singer||Network Ten|
|Austria||The Masked Singer Austria||Puls 4|
|Belgium (Flanders)||The Masked Singer||VTM|
|Brazil||The Masked Singer Brasil||TV Globo|
( The Masked Singer )
|Cambodia||The Mask Singer Cambodia||Hang Meas HDTV|
| Canada |
|Chanteurs masqués||TVA||Season 1, Fall 2021: ?||Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge|
| China |
|King of Mask Singer||JSTV|
|Masked Dancing King|
|Colombia||¿Quién es la máscara?||RCN|
| Czech Republic |
| Zlatá maska |
| Prima |
|Estonia|| Maskis laulja |
|Finland||Masked Singer Suomi||MTV3|
|Germany||The Masked Singer||ProSieben|
|The Masked Dancer||TBA|
|Hungary|| Álarcos énekes |
|Indonesia||The Mask Singer Indonesia||GTV|
( The Singer in the Mask )
|Italy|| Il cantante mascherato |
(The Masked Singer)
|Japan||The Masked Singer Japan||Amazon Prime Video Japan|
|Latvia|| Balss Maskā |
|Lithuania|| Kaukės |
|Malaysia||The Masked Singer Malaysia||Astro Warna|
|Mexico|| ¿Quién es la máscara? |
(Who is the Mask?)
Adrían Uribe (3-)
Natália Téllez (backstage)Former
|Morocco||The Masked Singer انت شكون||Al Aoula|
|Myanmar||The Mask Singer Myanmar||MRTV Entertainment|
|Netherlands||The Masked Singer||RTL 4|
|New Zealand||The Masked Singer NZ||Three|
|Peru|| La Máscara |
|Latina Televisión||Season 1, 2020: Eva Ayllón||Mathías Brivio|
|Philippines||Masked Singer Pilipinas||TV5|
|Portugal|| A Máscara |
|Romania||Masked Singer România||Pro TV|
( Mask )
|South Korea||King of Mask Singer||MBC||(no season, airing from 5 April 2015 to present)|
|Spain|| Mask Singer: Adivina quién canta |
(Mask Singer: Guess Who Sings)
|Sweden||Masked Singer Sverige||TV4|
|Switzerland||The Masked Singer Switzerland||ProSieben Schweiz|
|Thailand||The Mask Singer||Workpoint TV|
|Ukraine|| Маска |
|United Kingdom||The Masked Singer||ITV|
|The Masked Dancer|
|United States||The Masked Singer||Fox|
|The Masked Dancer|
|Vietnam||Mặt nạ Ngôi Sao|
(The Mask Singer Vietnam)
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