The Masked Singer Austria
GenreReality television
Game show
Based onKing of Mask Singer
by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Presented by
Opening theme"Who Are You" by The Who
Country of originAustria
Original languageGerman
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Production locationsMMC Studios, Cologne
Running timeapprox. 110 to 135 minutes per episode
(including commercials)
Production companiesEndemolShine Germany, 4Entertainment
Original release
NetworkPuls 4
Release14 March 2020 (2020-03-14) –

The Masked Singer Austria is an Austrian reality singing competition television series adapted from the South Korean format King of Mask Singer. The first season premiered on Puls 4 on 14 March 2020, and is hosted by Arabella Kiesbauer. The show features celebrities singing in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities from other contestants, panelists, and an audience.[1][2]

On 19 March 2020, Puls 4 announced that the production would be interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria.[3] The program continued on 15 September 2020.

Panelists and host

Current season panelists and host

Arabella Kiesbauer served as host of the series for its first season.[4] Kiesbauer was replaced by Mirjam Weichselbraun for the second season.[5] Since the first season, the panelists consist of Elke Winkens and Sasa Schwarzjirg. Nathan Trent served as a third panelist in the first season before being replaced by Rainer Schönfelder for the second.

Cast timeline
Cast Seasons
1 2
Arabella Kiesbauer Main Does not appear
Mirjam Weichselbraun Does not appear Main
Elke Winkens Main
Sasa Schwarzjirg Main
Nathan Trent Main Does not appear
Nazar Guest Does not appear
Hans Sigl Guest Does not appear
Josh. Guest
Cesár Sampson Guest Mask
Gery Seidl Guest Does not appear
Manuel Rubey Guest Does not appear
Rainer Schönfelder Mask Main
Felix Neureuther Does not appear Guest
Nina Proll Mask Guest
Andy Borg Does not appear Guest
Ina Regen Does not appear Guest
Nadine Beiler Mask Guest

Series overview

Series overview
SeasonCelebritiesEpisodesOriginally airedWinnerRunner-upThird place
First airedLast aired
186March 14, 2020 (2020-03-14)October 13, 2020 (2020-10-13)[a]Nadine Beiler
as "Yeti"
Simone Stelzer
as "Lipizzaner"
Nina Proll
as "Geistergräfin"
296February 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)March 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)Sandra Pires
as "Babyelefant"
as "Donaunymphe"
Jakob Seebäck
as "Gelse"



Season Time slot No. of
Premiered Ended TV season Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1 Saturday 8:15 pm (episode 1)
Tuesdays 8:15 pm (episodes 2-6)
6 14 March 2020 0.311[6] 1 August 2019 0.292 2019–2020
2 Mondays 8:15 pm 6 15 February 2021 0.121[7] 22 March 2021 TBA 2020–2021


  1. ^ This season was originally set to end on April 18, 2020 but was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It eventually resumed in September 2020, after a six-month hiatus.


  1. ^ "Maskierte Sänger gibt es demnächst auch in Österreich".
  2. ^ "Arabella Kiesbauer moderiert "The Masked Singer Austria"".
  3. ^ ""Masked Singer Austria" muss wegen Corona pausieren". (in German). 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Arabella Kiesbauer moderiert "The Masked Singer Austria"".
  5. ^ "Mirjam Weichselbraun wird neue Moderatorin von "The Masked Singer Austria"".
  6. ^ "Guter "Masked Singer"-Start, ORF mit Rekord-Quoten". (in German). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Reichweiten für PULS 4 am 15. Februar 2021". (in German).