The Masked Singer Season 8 Semifinal Recap: Snowstorm Reveal

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen Season 8, Episode 10 of “The Masked Singer,” “Battle of the Semi-Finals,” which aired Nov. 24 on Fox.

Two episodes in one week? “The Masked Singer” returned on Thanksgiving night for the semifinals (and what appeared to be another subtle joke against host Nick Cannon’s baby-making skills, via a chyron suggesting he’s at the kid’s table).

The Thanksgiving-themed episode saw comedian Nikki Glaser unmasked as Snowstorm, leaving two finalists – Harp and Lambs – for next week’s finale.

Glaser was unmasked after facing Harp and Lambs in a three-way battle royale (in which all three took turns singing Kelly Clarkson’s song “Since U Been Gone”).

Before Snowstorm, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg got it right with Nikki Glaser. Robin Thicke thought it was Whitney Cummings. Nicole Scherzinger chose Iliza Schlesigner. Ken Jeong recommended Kristen Wiig.

Nikki Glaser as Snowstorm joins Ray Parker, Jr., as Sir Bugaboo, Linda Blair as Scarecrow, Chris Jericho as Bride, Adam Corolla as Avocado, George Foreman as Venus Flytrap, George Clinton as Gopher, Joey Lawrence as the Walrus, Le Veon Bell as the Milkshake, Kat Graham as Robo Girl, Jerry Springer as Beetle, Gloria Gaynor as Mermaid, Mario Cantone as Maise, Daymond John as Fortune Teller, Barry Williams/Christopher Knight/Mike Lookinland as Mummies, Montell Jordan as Panther, Jeff Dunham as Pi-Rat, Chris Kirkpatrick as the Hummingbird, Eric Idle as the Hedgehog and William Shatner as the Knight as the celebrities revealed in “The Masked Singer” in Season 8.

This season, “The Masked Singer” has adopted a new “King or Queen of Masked Singer” format. That meant three or four costumed celebrities performed each week, but only one went on to compete against another two or three other people the following week.

That led to the semifinals, with the Harp surviving round 1 and being the first to reach the semifinals, while Lambs won round 2 and also entered the semifinals, while Snowstorm won round 3.

Season 8 of ‘The Masked Singer’ featured costumes including ‘Bride’, ‘Avocado’, ‘Venus Fly Trap’, ‘Sir Bugaboo’, ‘Scarecrow’, ‘Hedgehog’, ‘Mummies’. Themed episodes included ‘Vegas Night’, ‘Comedy Roast’, ‘Hall of Fame’, ‘Muppets Night’, ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber Night’, ‘TV Themes’, ’90s Night’, ‘Thanksgiving’ and ‘Fright Night ‘. Guests this season included Donny Osmond, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Muppets, Will Arnett, Leslie Jordan, Joel McHale, Tori Spelling, Jon Lovitz, Jodie Sweetin, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group, Lance Bass, Danielle Fishel, Sheila E …and Drew Carey.

Season 8’s contestants “have a total of 32 Grammy nominations, 16 Emmy wins, 8 Gold albums, 4 Golden Globe nominations, 42 books, 10 Teen Choice awards and 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” according to Fox .

These were the contestants and their performances on night nine:

Blizzard, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox)
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Blizzard (Nikki Glaser)

Song: “Thinking of you”, by Katy Perry

Previous numbers: “Thank U, Next,” by Ariana Grande, “Sweet But Psycho,” by Ava Max

Clue: “Squiggly.” (Bob Saget) “Squiggly monster was a dear friend of mine who is no longer with us and it feels weird to cry in this voice. But he was the reason I did this show because his experience was so rewarding and I’m so glad he could have it before he died. My performances have been for him, whether he wanted it or not.”

Voice over package: “Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of becoming a pop star. When I was in high school, I took singing lessons. And one day in high school, my mom said she got a call from my teacher and said, “I’m sorry, but your daughter doesn’t have it.” That was the day my dream died. That’s why I’m thankful to still be on this show. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to express myself in a way I never thought I could artistically. And I hope I make it to the finals next week and I can continue to inspire any child or adult who thinks they don’t have it. Because I promise you, you got it. You just need to expose it. If my voice teacher is watching, don’t change channels. Because proving you wrong one day has kept me going all these years. This one is for you, dream killer!”

Panel guesses: Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, Kristen Wiig

Previous panel guesses: Erika Jayne, Countess Luann, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter, Kathryn Hahn, Heather Graham, Zooey Deschanel, Iliza Schlesinger, Aubrey Plaza, Whitney Cummings

Harp, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox)
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Harp (through to next week’s final)

Song: “About damn time”, by Lizzo

Previous tracks: “Perfect”, by Pink; “I Got Nothing”, by Whitney Houston; “Thanks for Being a Friend” (“The Golden Girls” theme song)

Indication: Oprah Winfrey “When I first met Oprah I brought my mom and wanted to introduce her but before I did she said hello and already knew her name. You know you’ve made it when Oprah remembers your name and that know from your mother.”

Voice over package: “I am really looking forward to reaching the semi-finals and I really want to win. I’m so thankful to be here because I’ve always been a fan of the show. Me and my family and friends always watch it, and it was very hard not to say anything. Now my sisters don’t know, my dad doesn’t know, my friends don’t know. My husband doesn’t know. He thinks I’m filming a movie. My mom is the only one I’ve told. My mother and I are very similar. She was a singer like me, she’s like my rock. If I had a handful of people who believed in me the way my mother believes in me, then I know I can rise this far. That woman thinks I can do anything. I want to win this for her. Thank you mom for being such a great role model in my life and being my best friend.

Panel guesses: Jennifer Hudson, Jordyn Sparks, Fantasia, Amber Riley

Previous panel guesses: Amber Riley, Asanti, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Ariana DeBose

Lambs, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox)
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Lambs (heading for next week’s final)

Song: “Need You Now”, by Lady A

Previous numbers: “Hot N Cold”, by Katy Perry; “Ironic”, by Alanis Morissette

Indication: “Meeting.” “For a long time I didn’t think we would ever sing on stage together again. But I never gave up on the three of us getting back together. It is inconceivable that we will not sing together for the rest of our lives.”

Voice over package: “On this Thanksgiving, we are thankful for nothing more than each other. And we always knew that, even when we were young girls. We were young ladies when we grew up. And while we were grateful, we were so burned out that we started having problems. And it was just really sad. We knew that going our separate ways was the best decision at the time. It was a good thing for us. It really gives you perspective and peace of mind. And you can find yourself again. When we were reunited it was like no time had passed. And that bond is what we take into the semi-finals. We’ve won other awards in our lives, but it’s been a long, long time. And we’re ready for another win. We’re just going to fight over who gets to take the trophy.”

Panel guesses: All Saints, Spice Girls, Wilson Phillips

Previous panel guesses: The Kardashians, Haim, The Chicks, The Corrs, Fifth Harmony, SWV

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