The Masked Singer Season 8 Reveals

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Spoiler Alert: This article contains reveals from Season 8 of The Masked Singer. Proceed with caution if you're not caught up on the latest episode! 

Season 8 of The Masked Singer is finished, and it was a season unlike any we’ve seen before. Fans needed to be at the top of their game when it came to guesses, as only one contestant advanced in each episode while the rest were unmasked. That meant there wouldn't be as much time to guess some contestants' identities, and a lot more chances fans completely missed some of The Masked Singer’s Season 8 reveals if they missed an episode. 

Hey, there were a lot of great shows on the 2022 TV schedule, so it’s totally understandable that even diehard superfans missed an episode or two. Consider this a premiere source for all of the season’s biggest reveals as far as who was under the masks, and the result of what was an absolutely wild season. 

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The Knight: William Shatner 

The Knight absolutely wins the award for the most inventive costume of The Masked Singer Season 8, even if his voice wasn’t up to par. His take on Fred Astaire’s “Puttin' On The Ritz” was inspired and very unique, and it was made clear why that was the case when his mask came off. 

Once the helmet was off, it was entirely clear why The Knight was singing with such a distinct speech pattern. It was none other than Star Trek actor William Shatner, who is known for his unique way of speaking and singing. He’s also known for actually going to space, which made that clue of the solar system a double whammy. 

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The Hedgehog: Eric Idle 

The Hedgehog failed to impress with his rendition of The Beatles' “Love Me Do,” though in any other season, he’d have made it much further than the first episode. Ultimately his singing wasn’t on par with The Harp, and despite having fans like Elon Musk and being a contestant who serenaded the queen, it wasn’t enough to keep him on The Masked Singer

The Hedgehog’s mask came off, and stunned the fans and some of the panel when they learned it was Monty Python’s Eric Idle. Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy instantly identified the snake in the clue package as a Monty Python reference and noted that his voice was unmistakable (though Idle once failed to recognize one of his own co-star’s voice at Disney World). Idle won’t be on any future episodes, though I’m sure he’s still looking on the “bright side of life” all the same.

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The Hummingbird: Chris Kirkpatrick 

The Hummingbird flew into The Masked Singer with a solid rendition of Gavin Degraw’s “I Don’t Want To Be.” Their voice is kind of surprising considering all the clues that point to them being an athlete, though The Masked Singer can be deceptive from time to time. 

Hummingbird ultimately missed out on making the cut after losing the panel and audience vote to The Harp, but The Masked Singer kept their identity under wraps. There have been rumors that Tom Brady participated in Season 8, but The Hummingbird’s voice didn’t really match him even if the football clues did. Brady’s friend Rob Gronkowski was once on the show, but alas, it wasn't TB12. 

Instead, it was NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, who somehow eluded being guessed by the other judges. Kirkpatrick enjoyed his time on The Masked Singer, as short-lived as it was, and definitely could've gone further had it been a season operating under the past rules.

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The Panther: Montell Jordan

The Panther emerged as an immediate contender in The Masked Singer, and one that could give The Harp a run for her money. Unfortunately, he came up short in the Battle Royale, after a rousing rendition of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild." 

The mask came off, and it was none other than singer Montell Jordan. Jordan shared some details about what he's been up to since his hit "This Is How We Do It," including being the victim of a death hoax in 2012. The singer and now-pastor has a lot going on, but showed the audience he still knows how to get down with a performance of his hit song. 

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Pi-Rat: Jeff Dunham

Pi-Rat arrived on The Masked Singer stage with the most unique costume we've seen this season, but that's about the most positive thing that can be said about the performance. His performance of Elton John's "Crocodile Rock," was spirited for sure, but not the best, musically speaking. He did have a great command of the stage, however, which was thanks in part to the miniature rat singing on top of his treasure chest. 

Pi-Rat was, predictably, the first to go in the episode. The mask came off, and it was none other than famous comedian and puppeteer, Jeff Dunham. Guest panelist and former contestant Donny Osmond was able to peg him immediately, and I'm sure a few folks at home were able to as well. I mean, c'mon, how many people would go out on stage with a puppet?

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The Mummies: Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland

The Mummies brought out a blast from the past with their performance of “The Monkees Theme Song” by The Monkees, but modified the lyrics to fit their look. It was cool to see the Mummies sing and stumble around the stage, but unfortunately, that didn’t account for much in the vote. The Mummies were unmasked first in their episode and revealed as Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland, also known as Greg, Peter, and Bobby on The Brady Bunch! Quite a fitting reveal on TV theme night!

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Fortune Teller: Daymond John 

Fortune Teller threw the panel for a loop with his dancing clues at first, save Ken Jeong. Luckily, the rest of the panel didn’t have to struggle for long as The Harp managed to outlast The Masked Singer Season 8 competition once again in the Battle Royale despite his serviceable performance of “Movin On Up” from The Jeffersons this week (his Full House theme performance was pretty weak in fairness). The mask came off and it was the business mogul and Shark Tank’s own Daymond John. Definitely a curveball on classic TV theme night, but a welcome one all the same!

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Maize: Mario Cantone

Maize kicked off Andrew Lloyd Webber night on The Masked Singer with an absolutely stunning rendition of “Heaven On Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar. In any other season we would’ve easily seen him appear in the next episode, but as we’ve touched on previously, this isn’t any other season. Maize was eliminated and revealed to be an actor known for Sex and the City and other roles: Mario Cantone. Cantone didn’t win, but he did get props from Webber for his performance, which feels like a win for sure. 

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The Mermaid: Gloria Gaynor

The Mermaid rolled out on stage seated in a glorious seashell throne and proceeded to blow the audience away with her impressive singing chops. She made “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat sound simply beautiful, but ultimately couldn’t hang on to advance to the next round. 

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The Beetle: Jerry Springer

The Beetle came out the gate with a Frank Sinatra classic, and to his credit, he really did justice to “The Way You Look Tonight.” Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to keep him around for another episode. Beetle’s unmasking was easily one of the most surprising of the season, as the mask came off and it was former daytime television host Jerry Springer! Who knew he had a talent for singing? 

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Robo Girl: Kat Graham

Robo Girl was the winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber night, and after hearing her performance of “Bad Cinderella” from the musical of the same name, it isn’t hard to see why. She had a beautiful voice that could’ve given Harp a run for her money if she appeared in the semifinals, but that wasn’t in the cards in Round 2. Robo Girl was eliminated on Muppet Night, despite her performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Robo Girl was unmasked and revealed to be a former actress from The Vampire Diaries Kat Graham! Graham had a solid run, but unfortunately, just couldn’t compete with Lambs in the Battle Royale performance of Blondie’s “Call Me.” 

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Walrus: Joey Lawrence

Walrus really killed it in his opening performance of Spin Doctor’s “Two Princes,” but weirdly enough, the crowd wasn’t feeling it. The Masked Singer competitor was the first person eliminated on 90’s Night and was unmasked to be Blossom actor Joey Lawrence. Lawrence ended his run with one more spirited performance, and good humor for the “Whoa” joke Robin Thicke threw his way. Lawrence left after stating he might go into music after the experience, and honestly, I don’t think that’s a bad idea. 

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Milkshake: La’Veon Bell

Typically I can be down on rap performances in The Masked Singer because the competition is all about singing, but it was hard not to love Milkshake’s performance of “Jump On It.” Unfortunately, bringing all the energy of one of the most hype party songs of the 90s wasn’t enough to defeat Lambs in the Battle Royale, and Milkshake was the first unmasking of the night. It ended up being none other than former NFL star La’Veon Bell, and while his unmasking was justified, I wish he could’ve stuck around longer so we could hear more performances.

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Gopher: George Clinton

The Gopher’s performance of “It’s Your Thing” by The Isley Brothers was on point, but he faltered a bit in the Battle Royale when performing “All-Star” by Smash Mouth. He was eliminated and revealed to be none other than singing legend and Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton. It’s a shame we couldn’t see him perform more if only to see that silly Western-themed Gopher costume a bit longer. 

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Venus Flytrap: George Foreman

Venus Flytrap came ready to fight, but their performance of “Get Ready” by The Temptations ended their run relatively quickly. The mask came off, and the panel was right on the money with their athlete guesses as it was former boxing champion George Foreman. Foreman may be able to compete in the ring, and in the open market with kitchen grilling devices, but on The Masked Singer, he fell short. 

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The Bride: Chris Jericho

The Bride established their dominance early in the latest round of competition, and frankly, didn’t face much resistance in the opening round. Their performance of “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk the Moon made it clear from the start that they’d escape their debut relatively unchallenged, and leave audiences guessing who this mysterious singer might be. It didn’t take long for fans to find out, however, when Bride fell to Snowflake in the next episode and was revealed to be former WWE and current AEW wrestler Chris Jericho. 

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Avocado: Adam Carolla 

Avocado had one of the coolest costumes in Season 8, so it’s a shame the voice wasn’t quite up to par. Pretty early on, it was clear that he wasn’t destined to stay in the competition for long, so I was shocked that he made it to the Battle Royale. Avocado couldn’t survive a round against Snowstorm, however, and was unmasked and revealed as comedian Adam Carolla. Carolla was a blast, but clearly, wasn’t cut out for a semifinals run. 

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Scarecrow: Linda Blair

Scarecrow lit up the stage with her performance of “Abracadabra” by the Steve Miller Band, and had the panel stumped on who she was. Fortunately, she didn’t leave the audience wondering too long about her identity, as she gracefully bowed out before the first vote results were announced. Scarecrow unmasked and revealed she was actress Linda Blair, much to the delight of the panel. Blair later revealed that the commitment to the show required too much time away from her Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation, and that she needed to get back to helping the animals her organization serves.  While her presence on The Masked Singer was so wholesome, I’m a little sad it didn’t go on longer, but understanding of her reason for leaving.

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Sir  Bug A Boo: Ray Parker Jr. 

Sir Bug a Boo made quite an entrance on The Masked Singer with his creepy look and long arms, and left quite an impression with his performance of “Devil With The Blue Dress On” by Mitch Ryder. Unfortunately, his clues might’ve been a little too spot on, as Jenny McCarthy immediately picked up on his connection to Ghostbusters. Bug a Boo couldn’t unseat Snowstorm from her top spot in the Battle Royale, and was unmasked and revealed to be famous singer Ray Parker Jr. 

Snowstorm on The Masked Singer on Fox

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Snowstorm: Nikki Glaser

Snowstorm quickly established herself as the frontrunner of The Masked Singer Season 8 when she busted out her take on Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” which is a bold choice for this show. Snowstorm knocked it out of the park, though, and made short work of The Bride and Avocado in the first round. The second round was the same with dominant performances, but unfortunately, she fell short in the semifinals. Snowstorm was unmasked and revealed to be Nikki Glaser unknown, who fell just short of the finale after losing to Harp and Lambs. 

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Lambs: Wilson Phillips

The Lambs ran through The Masked Singer as the first successful trio to make it to the finale. Like Harp, they swept their three episodes ahead of the semifinals and were undefeated heading into the finale, and put up quite a fight to win that Golden Mask trophy. In the end, they fell short, and Lambs were unmasked and revealed to be the popular singing group Wilson Phillips. 

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The Harp: Amber Riley 

The Harp made it clear she was a frontrunner from the first episode of The Masked Singer Season 8, and just ran through the competition every step of the way. I’d wager it’s more than fair to say she didn’t face her greatest challenge until the Season 8 finale when she performed her heart out to take down the Lambs trio. In the end, she was the final unmasking, and once we knew it was actress and singer Amber Riley, it really wasn’t a surprise she emerged as the winner. 

The Masked Singer Season 8 is finished at Fox, but Season 9 is on the way in Spring. Tune in to see who wins the first Golden Mask trophy of the new year, and to see if Ken Jeong has a luckier streak with guessing than he has had in past seasons. 

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