11/02/2020, Hungary, RTL Hungary
The Hungarian version of the format The Masked Singer – Álarcos énekes – launched on RTL Klub on 9 February 2020. The reality singing competition will be aired on Sundays in prime-time.
The premiere achieved 28,6 per cent of the target audience (18- to 49- year-old viewers) and has been the most watched programme of this year to date.
Week by week, 12 celebrities perform in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities. The show is all about secrets: only a few of the production crew know who the contestants are. They perform a song in their real voice. They could be singers, actors, reality stars, athletes – any popular person in the country.
On the show four panellists team up to guess who is behind the mask. Clues are given to help them solve the mystery.
This entertaining singing show originated in Korea and is currently hugely popular worldwide.
After ‘face-offs’ and audience votes, one singer is eliminated in each episode’s final round and removes their mask to reveal their identity.