Not to be confused with the American series of the same name, The Masked Singer.
The Mask Singer (Thai: The Mask Singer หน้ากากนักร้อง) is a Thai singing competition always shown on Workpoint Entertainment. It is hosted by Kan Kantathavorn, and first aired on October 6, 2016 for it's first season.
In the show, the masks sing on stage to a song sung in either the Thai language or the English language. The mask is kept confidential for the singer that was singing in it until the mask gets eliminated in a round by Kantathavorn.
Due to death and funeral of the King of Thailand on October 13, 2016, the show went on hiatus from October 13 until November 10. The show re-aired again on November 24 of the same year.
It was renewed for a season two and aired on April 6, 2017. As the Sumo mask was only drawn in Group D, the eventual winner, Lydia Sanurat, didn't even perform until June 15, 2017, in spite of Pee Saderd's early exit from Kelly Clarkson vs. Amy Schumer and Bindi Irwin vs. Chrissy Metz.
The third season aired on September 7, 2017. Due to the one-death anniversary of the King of Thailand, no episodes weren't aired on neither October 19 nor 26, and the finale aired February 1, 2018.
Notable contestants included Russian Celebrity Family Feud sensation Pee Saderd, The Kardashians vs. The West Family finalist Jirayu La-ongmanee who finished 13 and a half seconds back of Saderd, former Iceland national IndyCar team captain Ice Saranyu, Maeya Nonthawan, Tar Surachai Wongbuakao from Mr. Team, Thai-Indian actress Savika Chaiyadej, Utain Prommein and Laotian actress and singer Alexandra Bounxouei.
Nine of them qualified for The Kardashians vs. The West Family, with La-ongmanee and Saderd qualifying by IndyCar entry, and seven of them by the draw in qualifying.
Group A had หน้ากากแมลง who lost to หน้ากากเสือดาว in the Group A semifinals had Russia's Pee Saderd, affecting everyone's performance in both MLB Legends vs. NBA Legends and NFL All-Stars vs. NFL Legends (September 17) and Faith Evans vs. Ross Mathews and USA Gymnastics vs. USA Swimming. Most seeds fell in the first round because of that result. All seeds from both the 2017 Swiss Open - Men's Singles and the last two Feud episodes including broadcaster Abomasnow are affected.
- หน้ากากแมลง ( Peerapat Sawasmool)
- หน้ากากมาคอว์ ( Sawika Chaiyadech)
- หน้ากากหมีขาว ( Smith Arrayasagul)
- หน้ากากเสือดาว ( Nonthawan Thongleng)
- หน้ากากหิน ( Arnon Saisangchan from Blackhead)
- หน้ากากแอปเปิ้ล ( Pramote Pathan)
- หน้ากากซากุระ ( Alexandra Bounxouei)
- หน้ากากนินจา ( Utain Prommin)
Group B had the eventual winner of the contest, with the Green Tea Worm mask (Thai: หน้ากากหนอนชาเขียว) worn by Boy Peacemaker.
- หน้ากากไอยรา ( Somlek Sakdikul)
- หน้ากากเตียงนอน ( Suthita Chanachaisuwan)
- หน้ากากกระจกเงา ( Yves Sirachaya)
- หน้ากากหนอนชาเขียว ( Anuwat Sanguansakpakdee)
- หน้ากากนาฬิกา ( Krirkphol Masayavanich)
- หน้ากากเจ้าชายกบ ( Popetorn Soonthornyanakij)
- หน้ากากโจ๊กเกอร์ ( Suganya Migael)
- หน้ากากแพนเค้ก ( Apiwat Pongwat)
The Loris mask, worn by Atom Chanagun, eventually finished 2nd behind the Green Tea Worm mask worn by Boy Peacemaker. IndyCar sent La-ongmanee to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing after his participation, and put him into the car that Apolo Anton Ohno drove.
- หน้ากากยูนิคอร์น ( Tae Bhurit)
- หน้ากากหมาป่า ( Jirayu La-ongmanee)
- หน้ากากนางอาย ( Atom Chanagun)
- หน้ากากไก่ชน ( Antoine Pinto)
- หน้ากากเทียน ( Chinawut Indracusin)
- หน้ากากมงกุฎเพชร ( Wichayanee Pearklin)
- หน้ากากไอติม ( Jakkajan Akhamsiri)
- หน้ากากตุ๊กตา ( Kunlamas Limpawutwaranon)
- Jirayu La-ongmanee would then be shifted to the IndyCar squad for The Mask Project A and future seasons, due to him having a ride in IndyCar with Takuma Sato for 2018. It happened after his participation in the show.
Former Icelandic IndyCar team captain Ice Saranyu was in Group D. Saranyu captained Iceland from 2003 until 2010. Iceland was upset by the Red Crow mask. Nearly all masks in this group were all worn by men expect for the one (American Indian) worn by Kwang Kamolchanok.
- หน้ากาก Moonwalk ( Tom Yuthlert)
- หน้ากากช้างดำ ( Napat Inaj-iuea)
- หน้ากากอินเดียนแดง ( Kwang Kamolchanok)
- หน้ากากกระรอก ( Saranyu Winaipanit)
- หน้ากากนกเงือก Anusorn Maneeted)
- หน้ากากพระจันทร์ ( Suveera Boonrod)
- หน้ากากเอเลี่ยน ( Joni Anwar)
- หน้ากากอีกาแดง ( Surachai Wongbuakao)
Group A: Group A had the winner, the Little Duck, sung by Pokémon species expect for IndyCar ones. The Little Duck's first performance was at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Group C included Beedrill who was with the IndyCar guys for the first half of the 2018 IndyCar Series season including Jirayu La-ongmanee, who joined IndyCar with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing after he participated in The Mask Singer. The IndyCar squad, led by Beedrill, improved on their season 3 result by qualifying themselves for Champ vs. Champ. IndyCar finished 2nd, their best result in a non-racing competition since they won their Celebrity Family Feud match against the Swimsuit Models.
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The season aired in Steph Curry vs. Chris Paul and Laurie Hernandez vs. Shawn Johnson East, during the semifinal round. Josef Newgarden and Pee Saderd advanced to the finals, while Jirayu La-ongmanee and Metagross were eliminated. As of 15 August 2018, this was the last time that La-ongmanee lost a Family Feud match.
The Unidentified Flying Object mask singer (Jirayu La-ongmanee) had the same fate as he was in season 3, being eliminated in the first round twice he's participated as a singer (in season 3 and Project A). Despite being a rookie for the 2018 IndyCar Series season, he still participated in season 4 as the Bee Mask, with the IndyCar Series, and finished 2nd, remaining the only time La-ongmanee was able to pass the first round in competition in The Mask Singer. It led Abomasnow to non-elimination cases for the seeded IndyCar guys in Grey's Anatomy vs. Station 19 and Aly and AJ vs. Adrienne Houghton.
The Thunder mask singer (Rangsan Panyarueng) also had the same fate, being eliminated in the semifinals twice he's participated as a singer (in season 1 and Project A).
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- The season 4 winner, Tanont Chumroen, made his debut in Steph Curry vs. Chris Paul and Laurie Hernandez vs. Shawn Johnson East, losing to Aurorus in the second round.
- Because it was revealed that Mask Malang was Pee Saderd in it, Abomasnow made a re-shuffle for the seedings of the 2017 Swiss Open - Men's Singles tournament, due to some huge upsets that include:
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