The four judges of The Masked Singer are back and we are Happier Than Ever! The talented experts on the judging panel of The Masked Singer have returned for the eighth season of the reality singing competition television series.
The show The Masked Singer features celebrities who sing songs while wearing head-to-toe costumes and their real identity is concealed with face masks. Keep reading further to learn more about the judges of The Masked Singer.
Who are the judges of ‘The Masked Singer’?
The judges of the show The Masked Singer are as follows: Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke. The fantastic four have been judging the reality singing competition for a long time.
All the judges appear in every episode of the show The Masked Singer and they try their best to guess the celebrities under the mask by the clues given to them. Then, the judges and the audience vote together for their favorite singer after all the performances.
1. Ken Jeong
The full name of Ken Jeong is Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and licensed physician. He garnered the attention of the viewers when he played the role of Leslie Chow in The Hangover film series (2009–2013).
To date, Ken has starred in several films like Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), Furry Vengeance (2010), The Duff (2015), Ride Along 2 (2016), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and Tom & Jerry (2021). His favorite movie of all time is The Godfather and his favorite TV show is BBC’s The Office.
Let us tell you, in the past, Ken Jeong has also appeared as a panelist on the British version of the show The Masked Singer. In a media interaction, he talked about the show The Masked Singer and said, “The great thing about The Masked Singer is, it’s authentic. … I’m really not that good at the gameplay!”
During a 2013 interview with Us Weekly, Ken disclosed that he loves karaoke. His catchphrase on the show The Masked Singer is “I KNOW EXACTLY WHO THIS IS,” and yet he rarely does. Some fans think he deliberately makes a wrong guess to add the comic element to the show. As per Wealthy Gorilla, Ken’s net worth is $14 million.
2. Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy is an American actress, model, activist, television personality, and writer. She started her career as a nude model for Playboy magazine. Later on, she stepped into the world of films and television. She kicked off her acting career as a co-host of the MTV game show Singled Out (1995–1997).
Then, Jenny appeared in many films such as BASEketball (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Dirty Love (2005), John Tucker Must Die (2006), and Santa Baby (2006). In 2013, she bagged her own talk show named The Jenny McCarthy Show. She also co-hosted the ABC talk show The View till the year 2014.
Jenny McCarthy has been a judge on the Fox musical competition show The Masked Singer since its debut in the year 2019. As per the reports of Daily Mail, the judges on the UK version of the show each get paid between $500,000 and $250,000. As per Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is $25 million.
McCarthy has been on the show The Masked Singer since the first season of the show which means that she has probably earned between $1,250,000 (on the low end) and $2,500,000 (on the high end). She is also an author and has penned down many books including Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book and Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic.
3. Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and television personality. She is most noted as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, which is one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.
Nicole started acting at the young age of 14 and then she studied musical theatre at Wright State University. Right from the start, she wanted to pursue a career in music. After a while, she became the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
The 44-year-old musician released two studio albums, Killer Love in 2011 and Big Fat Lie in 2014, and tasted some success. Then, she entered the television world and went on to win Dancing with the Stars in 2010.
Up until now, Nicole has served as a judge on many reality shows such as The Sing-Off (2009–2010), The X Factor US (2011), The X Factor UK (2012–2013, 2016–2017, 2019), and Australia’s Got Talent (2019). Her estimated net worth stands tall at $14 million.
During an earlier interaction, Nicole said, “To me, music is emotion. Music is story. I just want to go back to my love of music, my love of singing, my love of telling stories through songs, connecting on a much deeper level through performance, having people transcend through these performances and be moved, inspired or changed in some way.”
4. Robin Thicke
Robin Alan Thicke is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is well known for his 2013 hit single Blurred Lines. The track is still considered one of the best-selling singles of all time. He began his career at the age of 17 as a record producer and songwriter.
Thicke’s debut album A Beautiful World saw the light of the day on October 15, 2002. His second album The Evolution of Robin Thicke dropped on October 3, 2006. His third album Something Else and his fourth album named Love After War came out in 2008 and 2011 respectively. His latest album titled On Earth, and in Heave released in the year 2021.
In the year 2007, The Masked Singer judge got the chance to be the opening act for Beyoncé’s The Beyoncé Experience tour. He dropped his third album named Something Else the next year.
In the past, Robin has collaborated with many great artists such as Nicki Minaj, 3T, T.I., Christina Aguilera, Jessie J, K. Michelle, Pharrell, DJ Cassidy, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Brandy, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, and Emily Ratajkowski.
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