The Masked Singer 8 Week 2: Who Was Unmasked?

Pi-Rat in the “Vegas Night” episode of THE MASKED SINGER CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

The Masked Singer season 8 continues with Nick Cannon as host, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger on the judges panel.

A new format means only ONE mask survives every week. At the end of three rounds, three celebrities will compete in the semi-finals for a chance to compete in the semi-final.

Tonight, last week’s Queen of The Masked Singer, the Harp, returns and two more masks join her. Donny Osmond appears as the Peacock for a Vegas themed episode. 


Picking up where we left off last weekChris Kirkpatrick from ‘Nsync is unmasked as The Hummingbird.

Next, Donny Osmond takes the stage to perform Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.” 


Clues: A basketball, “At the top of his game.” He almost died. He “attended his own funeral.” Then, he “started back at one.”

Performance: Feeling Good by Nina Simone – The Panther isn’t tone deaf. But he’s got kind of an odd voice. He’s probably not a professional singer? But who knows. The show threw in a bunch of sports hints last week for Hummingbird, and it ended up being a boy bander.  “Global Victory” is a clue. “Victory means the world to me.” Ken guesses Andre Drummond or Sam Richardson. Jenny guesses Lamar Odom. Nicole guesses Billy Porter. Hm. 


Clues: It’s a pirate! It’s a Rat! It’s a Pi-Rat! When he was 8 years old, he wasn’t very popular. So he made his own friends. Puppets? “Dinner for dummies.” He’s the king of all Pi-Rats. He headed to Hollywood, where everyone thought he was stupid. 

Performance: Crocodile Rock by Elton John – This person really can’t sing. He’s shouting and slurring and talk singing. He’s probably a comedian. But definitely not a professional singer. Dude has no breath control. “I can’t see sh**” says Pi-Rat, who instantly begins doing a bit, wandering all over the stage. “Oh you mean he’s doing something without his sister?” says Pi-Rat after Donny mocks his dancing. They make up with a kiss from Donny. Carrot Top, in a video clip, delivers a clue. “The Pi-Rat special.” “I like to think I have something special to share with the world,” says Pi-Rat. Ken guesses Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Nicole guesses Terry Fator. Uh, Terry can actually sing, which Donny points out. Donny guesses Jeff Dunham


Clues: She is the reigning queen of The Masked Singer–she prevailed on the premiere. Anywho. The Harp is Amber Riley. This week’s clue: A reference to a chord? Chord = Glee, the show that made Amber famous. 

Performance: I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston – Welp. This performance is spectacular. On Glee she was the Diva, delivering big songs week after week. No doubt Amber, erm The Harp will advance to Week 3 and will likely end up in the semi-final. The show seems to be setting her up for that. Not that I’m complaining. Another clue: A juggling clown? “Collaborated.” “I always love seeing our names together. We should make it happen again soon.” Hm. Nicole guesses correctly: Amber Riley. Oh. They were both in Todrick Hall’s Straight out of Oz. Jenny guesses Ashanti. Robin buesses Yvette Nicole Brown

Results Part 1

The audience voted. And leaving right away is Pi-Rat. Harp and Panther will sing again in a face to face “Battle Royale.” The judges deliver their final guesses. Donny: Jeff Dunham Ken: Robert Smigel Nicole: Terry Fator. NOPE. Robin: Dana Carvey Jenny: Carrot Top. And Donny guesses it correctly. He obviously knew right away, which is why they were smack talking each other. Pi-Rat is comic and ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham. Jeff will watch the rest of the show from a special “VIP section.”  

Battle Royale – Harp vs Panther – Born to Be Wild

They sing the same song, in different styles. THE PANEL will decide the winner. Super rigged!  Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf is the song. Panther is first, and he performs a retro rock n’ roll version. Not bad. But Amber’s erm I mean Harp’s rock/soul version of the song blows him away. After that performance, Nick thinks he knows who Panther is. 


The person MOVING ON to next WEEK is HARP. Of course. I bet she’ll rule next week as well, especially with the judges panel deciding who goes home. Final guesses for panel: Jenny: Lamar Odom Nicole: Billy Porter Robin: Iman Shumpert Ken: Sam Richardson. Nick insists that NOBODY IS RIGHT. And the  Panther is Montell Jordan. He’s a singer (“This is How We Do It”) producer AND a pastor. He sings out with his big hit. (He’s not a great singer). 

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