The Masked Singer 9 Preview: Mustang NAILS Whitesnake

The Masked Singer Season 9 premiere - Mustang
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The Masked Singer season 9 premieres on Wednesday February 15, and here is your first performance preview! Check out Mustang singing a fantastic rendition of Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again.”

Mustang will face off against Gnome and Medusa, and she must reign victorious in order to advance to the next round! They better both be very good singers, or they don’t stand a chance.

The Masked Singer returns to FOX with the format featured in season 8. There will be three rounds. Each round will feature three vocalists in an episode, but only ONE singer will emerge at the end of each show to move on to the following week. Last season, that translated into a WHOLE BUNCH of celebrities being unmasked–one midway through the hour, and another at the end of the show after a head to head “Battle Royal” face off between the Top 2.

One one new twist will be introduced for season 9: The panelists will have the opportunity to save a singer from elimination with the “Ding Dong Keep It On” Bell which can only be used once per group. 

Season 8 winner, Glee star Amber Riley coasted through the competition to be handed the Masked Singer Golden Trophy during the finale. Nobody could touch her.

Check out Mustang belting her way through Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again.”

Fans think they already know Mustang’s identity

Mustang is obviously a professional singer, and folks in the Youtube comments have already decided that she’s a country star who had some pretty big hits in the late nineties and aughts.

Nick Cannon will return to The Masked Singer as host. Returning judges include Nicole ScherzingerKen JeongRobin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy.

Check out gallery photos of the celebrity costumes we know about so far, including: Polar Bear, Night Owl, Rock Lobster, Mustang, Gnome and Medusa.

According to a FOX press release, The Masked Singer Season 9 contestants boast a combined 28 Emmy nominations, six Grammy wins, 10 gold albums, four Golden Globe nominations, five medals, 26 books, two Tony Award nominations, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a combined 95,231,000 records sold.

The Masked Singer Season 9 - Polar Bear
Polar Bear
The Masked Singer season 9 - Night Owl
Night Owl
The Masked Singer season 9 - Rock Lobster
Rock Lobster
The Masked Singer season 9 - Mustang
The Masked Singer season 9 - Gnome
The Masked Singer season 9 - Medusa
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