Fox, Doughnut, Mpho Popps, Lion on The Masked Singer Sa
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An international music reality game show that has taken Mzansi by storm, keeping us glued on our TV screens and social media platforms every Saturday night on TV channels SABC1 and S3, The Masked Singer South Africa, is now also available for streaming on Netflix!

David Kau as Hippo on The Masked Singer South Africa

What is the Masked Singer?

The Masked Singer is a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against each other and appear in elaborate costumes with full-face masks to conceal their identities. It originates from a South Korean program called The King of Mask Singer, developed by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC Entertainment).

South Africa, just like over 50 other countries which include the US, Thailand, Poland, Russia, Portugal, and more franchises the music reality TV show. Executive Producers of The Masked Singer South Africa commonly shortened to Masked Singer SA include media mogul, Anele Mdoda, who has actively been promoting the music reality TV show on her huge social media platforms and her 947 radio show, Anele and the Club.

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Format of Masked Singer SA

The format of Masked Singer features a wide range of celebrities who perform songs anonymously in fascinating masks or head-to-toe costumes chosen by them which are also a clue of who they are. The judges or detectives will then guess the identity of the celebrity behind each mask based on clues the singers give about themselves, and their voice.

After their performances, the singers are voted in by the audiences in each round and the judges or detectives do not participate in this voting process. The singer who receives the fewest votes in each round or episode is unmasked and eliminated until only one mask is left which shall be declared as the winner.

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Masked Singer SA Judges & Host

The Masked Singer SA season 1 judges also known as ‘The Detectives’ include popular household names, Skhumba Hlophe, Sithelo Shozi, Somizi Mhlongo, and J’Something with hilarious comedian, Mpho Popps being the host.

As the judges have to guess which celebrity is behind each mask, J’Something has been the most spot-on Detectives on Season 1 correctly identifying Mmusi Maimane as the celebrity behind the Warrior mask, and a few more.

  • Mpho Popps on The Masked Singer SA
  • Lion and Doughnut on The Masked Singer SA
  • Robot, Fox, Warrior, Lollipop, Lion, Doughnut on The Masked Singer SA
  • Rhino, Sunflower, Watermelon on The Masked Singer SA
  • Fox, Doughnut, Mpho Popps, Lion on The Masked Singer Sa

List of Unmasked Celebrities on Season 1

Below is a full list of South African celebrities that were unmasked on season 1 of The Masked Singer SA.

Former Miss Universe and Miss SA – Zozibini Tunzi as Robot

Investigative Journalist – Devi Govender as Watermelon

BOSA Leader & Politician, Mmusi Maimane as Warrior

Popular Comedian, David Kau as Hippo

Broadcaster, Bongani Bingwa as Banana

Soccer legend, Doctor Khumalo as Soccer Ball

Rugby legend, Victor Matfield as Rooster

Celebrity chef and author, The Lazy Makoti as Zebra

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Where Else Can I Watch Masked Singer SA?

Season 1 of The Masked Singer South Africa is broadcasted every Saturday from 18:30 CAT to 19:30 CAT on SABC1, and repeats on the same night at 20:00 CAT on SABC3 (S3). The episodes can also be found on Netflix and Dstv catchup after first airing on the SABC TV channels.

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