Tonight’s Masked Singer Will Be a Tribute to the Late Leslie Jordan

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On tonight’s The Masked Singer, the late Leslie Jordan will make one of his final television appearances. The Call Me Kat and Will and Grace star died on October 24, but he still had several television appearances in the can.

Also tonight, Joel McHale fills in for Ken Jeong on the judges panel after Ken tested positive for Covid 19. Ken wrote on Twitter, “Sadly, you won’t be seeing my gorgeous face on this week’s Masked Singer as I had Covid, but thankfully I got better super quickly, thank you vaccines!” He went on to say, “But fortunately, Joel McHale showed up, although no one invited him.”

“Most importantly, this is our dear friend Leslie Jordan’s last appearance on the show, and we dedicate this episode in his your honor. Ken posted a heart and ended the message with, “We can feel your love from above.”

Additionally, the dedication to Leslie will include a video tribute to open the show, which The Masked Singer socials posted online. The late actor previously made two appearances in the Masked Singer. The show initially introduced him as “Soft Serve” singing “This Little Light of Mine” from his gospel album. In both appearances, Leslie sat on the judges panel.

Leslie died after a car accident that law enforcement speculates was caused by a medical emergency. Reportedly, the actor was on his way to work on the FOX comedy Call Me Kat. He also had one more appearance on the Joel McHale helmed Lego Masters

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One more round of The Masked Singer season 8

The Masked Singer begins a new round of competition on “Hall of Fame” night. Three new masks, Gopher, Venus Fly Trap and Bride will vye for the title “Queen or King of the Masked Singer.” Two celebrities will leave the competition tonight, leaving the winner to face off against two new masks next week. At the end of week 3, the winner will join Harp and Lambs to compete in The Masked Singer semi-finals. 

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