The Masked Singer is an international music game show franchise. It originated from a South Korean program of the same name, developed by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. The format features celebrities who perform anonymously in elaborate head-to-toe costumes and are unmasked if they receive the least number of votes. In the United States votes are limited to the live studio audience members due to the show being pre-taped. While the panelists do the guessing based on clues the singers give about themselves, the panelists do not participate in the vote. Singers in the American version have spanned the range of Grammy award winners to professional athletes.