See every celebrity reveal on ‘The Masked Singer’ season 9
The Masked Singer season 9 reveals: See every unmasked celebrity contestant
Find out which stars have been under the masks so far.
THE MASKED SINGER
Who is that? It’s time to answer The Masked Singer‘s favorite question as a new group of celebs go incognito to belt out tunes and leave us guessing on season 9.
The new season, which premiered Feb. 15 on Fox, already revealed some heavy hitters as Mustang, Gnome, and Medusa took the stage, with only the latter moving on to week 2’s ABBA night against Night Owl and Rock Lobster. Read on as we keep track of which singers are eliminated each episode and the famous faces hiding under the masks.
Night Owl is Debbie Gibson
THE MASKED SINGER: Night Owl in the “ABBA Night” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker/FOX ©2023 FOX Media LLC. C; THE MASKED SINGER: L-R: Host Nick Cannon and Debbie Gibson in the “ABBA Night” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker/FOX ©2023 FOX Media LLC.
Debbie Gibson revealed as Night Owl on ‘The Masked Singer’
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Medusa took down a couple of power players in week 2, including Night Owl, who was revealed to be ’80s pop icon and Broadway actress Debbie Gibson. The 52-year-old singer behind hits like “Shake Your Love” and “Lost In Your Eyes” was eliminated following her rendition of ABBA’s “Fernando.” Gibson told EW she wasn’t scheduled to be on the show this season, but agreed to do it with just one day’s notice — and the day itself played a part in her saying yes. “The call came on the one year anniversary of my mom’s passing. And my mom managed me for 25 years,” she shared. “And I thought, ‘Oh, my mom is managing me today and sending me a cute, fun little gig.’ Because something about it, you can even hear it in my voice now, the whole thing has just put me in a great mood.” (Read our exit interview with Debbie Gibson as Night Owl.)
Rock Lobster is Howie Mandel
THE MASKED SINGER: Rock Lobster in the “ABBA Night” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker/FOX ©2023 FOX Media LLC. C; THE MASKED SINGER: L-R: Host Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel in the “ABBA Night” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker/FOX ©2023 FOX Media LLC.
Howie Mandel revealed as Rock Lobster on ‘The Masked Singer’
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Week 2 also saw the elimination of Rock Lobster, who was revealed to be comedian, actor, and TV host Howie Mandel. The 67-year-old America’s Got Talent judge and former Deal or No Deal host was eliminated after a playful performance of ABBA’s “SOS.” Mandel told EW having to rock out in full costume came with its perks. “I love to be wrapped up so that I can’t see or touch anything, because I’m a germaphobe. So they covered a lot of areas of my life to make me comfortable,” he explained. “I mean, as comfortable as they could. I did sweat a lot. But the upside is I lost three pounds. There was probably over a gallon of moisture inside that lobster suit in a two-minute song.” (Read our exit interview with Howie Mandel as Rock Lobster.)
Mustang is Sara Evans
Sara Evans on ‘The Masked Singer’
Sara Evans revealed as Mustang on ‘The Masked Singer’
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The second contestant eliminated in week 1 was Mustang, who was revealed to be country singer Sara Evans. The 52-year-old musician behind the hit songs “Born to Fly,” “Saints & Angels,” and “Suds in the Bucket” was sent packing after singing “Here I Go Again,” by Whitesnake. Evans told EW she had initially signed on to perform the following week, but was bumped up to the premiere with only a day’s notice. “I was sad. I was really upset initially, because I felt, well, that wasn’t fair,” she said of her early elimination. “Because, you know, if I had done [week 2’s] ABBA night, and everybody was also doing ABBA, I probably could have stayed on longer. But then at the same time, I was missing my kids and I have so much going on in my career. So I was like, you know, God knew exactly what to do and the perfect amount of time that I needed to be involved. So I’m very grateful.” (Read our exit interview with Sara Evans as Mustang.)
Gnome is Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke on ‘The Masked Singer’
Dick Van Dyke revealed as Gnome on ‘The Masked Singer’
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The Masked Singer season 9 premiere kicked off with a shocking reveal as Gnome was unmasked as Dick Van Dyke. The beloved 97-year-old actor, best known for his roles on the Dick Van Dyke Show and as Bert the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, was eliminated following a performance of “When You’re Smiling,” by Billie Holiday. Van Dyke told EW he knew the judges would never guess him under the mask. “They were so surprised,” he said. “I stepped out and everybody’s mouths dropped open. I think some people thought I was dead.” (Read our exit interview with Dick Van Dyke as Gnome.)
Host Nick Cannon and contestant Medusa on ‘The Masked Singer’
‘The Masked Singer’ host Nick Cannon and Medusa
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Follow our updated list of clues for every contestant to try to guess the identities of the stars under the rest of the masks. And check back here every week for updates on who was eliminated after each new episode.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
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