Masked Singer TV programmes taking off

South Korean singer-songwriter Ha Hyun-woo (left) on the Korean version of the reality TV programme involving masked singers in 2016, and rapper T-Pain as a monster on the American version of the show, titled The Masked Singer.
South Korean singer-songwriter Ha Hyun-woo (left) on the Korean version of the reality TV programme involving masked singers in 2016, and rapper T-Pain as a monster on the American version of the show, titled The Masked Singer.PHOTOS: YOUTUBE/MBC ENTERTAINMENT, FOX

SINGAPORE - Watching celebrities sing, gyrate and sashay on stage in wacky head-to-toe costumes, with only their voice and a few clues hinting at their identities, is clearly among the crazier reality TV concepts out there.

But the somewhat bizarre format, which originated in South Korea, has taken off in several countries, and the first season of the American version, titled The Masked Singer, ended on Thursday (Feb 28, Singapore time).

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