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Everything to Know About the Korean Show That ‘The Masked Singer’ Is Based On

The Masked Singer premiered final night time (Jan. 2), and has constructed up lots of buzz for its spectacle and the thriller surrounding its hidden performers, together with Pittsburgh Steelers broad receiver Antonio Brown, who was the primary unmasked singer on FOX’s rendition of the present.

Though it’ll be one other week till one other contestant is unveiled, there are loads of associated movies on the web; YouTube’s biggest viral video of 2017 was a video from the Thai model of the present, which is itself based mostly on the present that originated in 2015 in South Korea beneath the title of The King of Mask Singer (also referred to as King of Masked Singer).

Unlike the Stateside model, the unique pares again the theatricality; no back-up dancers or backing tracks allowed, simply the voice of the singers with a reside band and back-up singers as they compete to develop into that episode’s king. Much of the enjoyable comes from a nook of celebrities guessing who the performers are, and since its premiere King of Mask Singer has delivered to gentle some hidden gems inside South Korea’s leisure trade, bringing a highlight to each veteran and new expertise alike.

Below, Billboard has rounded among the most memorable performances from over time to take a look at. Look out for a brand new episode of The Masked Singer on Wednesday (Jan. 9).


Perhaps probably the most legendary video each from King of Mask Singer, the arrival of “The Music General,” (aka “The Music Captain of our Local”) performing "Lazenca, Save Us" by N.E.X.T. He went on to be probably the most awarded contestant to ever seem on the present, rating up 9 consecutive wins. It could or could not have led to the person behind the masks, Guckkasten's Ha Hyunwoo, performing on the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics’ opening ceremony.

His feminine counterpart was "The East Invincibility," or singer Son Seung-yeon. Here she is performing a canopy of the 2008 model of "Yi Si Fuera Ella" by SHINee's Jonghyun, a remake of Alejandro Sanz's 1997 music.

As far because the masks go, “Bob Ross” aka soloist Han Donggeun performing Lee Hi’s “Breathe” was a memorable second on the present.

The present had considered one of its greatest shocks in 2016, when the id of “Most Beauty Uhwudong” was revealed to be a member of boy band Up10tion, not the 40-year-old feminine trot singer that had been guessed by the movie star panel.

And this epic rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Kim Yeon-woo is one which deserves a number of re-watches. 

Of course, loads of Okay-pop stars have appeared on the present over time. Here’s EXID’s Hani shocking the gang along with her efficiency of J.Y. Park’s “Honey.”

Watch BLACKPINK’s Rosé efficiency of Jung Seung Hwan’s “If It Is You.“

And BTS’ Jungkook served up a touching rendition of BIGBANG’s “If You.”

Luna’s f(x) was on the unique model of the present, and carried out YG’s “Flying Butterfly” with actress Kim Ji-woo.

Super Junior's Kyuhyun put his personal spin on Park Hyo Shin's "Wild Flower." 

Here’s EXO’s Chen performing “Drunken Truth” by Jeon Ram Hwi.

And BTOB’s Sungjae performing Yoon Jungshin’s “One Day Long Ago.”

Many Okay-pop hits have additionally acquired remakes, with Ailee’s songs making frequent appearances, like these covers of “Don’t Touch Me” by Wanna One’s Kim Jaehwan and EXID’s Solji.

BTS’ “Blood Sweat & Tears” had a jazzy replace final yr by singer Ji Yeong.

Pentagon's Hui carried out a canopy of one other BTS music, "DNA."

Sungwoo Jung-a gave us a young replace to BLACKPINK’s “Whistle” that left the viewers gasping on the rendition.

Here’s Bomi of Apink singing 2NE1’s “Lonely.”

This cowl of "Dream" by Suzy and EXO's Baekhyun stunned folks, because it ended up being carried out by Seventeen's DK and TWICE's Jihyo.

And, final however not least, final yr the present acquired a shock customer within the type of a unicorn who was a fan of “Annie.” It ended up being none aside from Ryan Reynolds.