SPOILERS ALERT: Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen The Masked Singer Season 10, Battle of the Semi-Finals, which aired on Fox on November 24th.
Two episodes in one week? “The Masked Singer” returned on Thanksgiving night for its semifinals (and what seemed like another subtle swipe at host Nick Cannon’s baby-building skills, via a chyron suggesting he’s at the kids’ table).
In the Thanksgiving-themed episode, comedian Nikki Glaser was revealed to be a blizzard, leaving two finalists — Harp and Lambs — for next week’s finale.
Glaser was exposed after taking on Harp and Lambs in a three-way battle royale (in which all three took turns singing the Kelly Clarkson song “Since U Been Gone”).
For Snowstorm, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg got it right with Nikki Glaser. Robin Thicke thought it was Whitney Cummings. Nicole Scherzinger chose Iliza Schlesigner. Ken Jeong suspected 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 Walrus, Le’Veon Bell as 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 the Mummies, Montell Jordan as Panther, Jeff Dunham as Pi- Rat, Chris Kirkpatrick as Hummingbird, Eric Idle as Hedgehog and William Shatner as Knight, as the celebrities revealed on Season 8’s The Masked Singer.
This season, The Masked Singer adopted a new “King or Queen of Masked Singer” format. This meant that three or four costumed celebrities performed each week, but only one went on to compete against two or three more people the following week.
This led to the semifinals, with Harp surviving round 1 and making it to the semifinals first, while Lambs won round 2 and also made it to the semifinals, with Snowstorm winning round 3.
Season 8 of The Masked Singer featured costumes such as Bride, Avocado, Venus Flytrap, Sir Bugaboo, Scarecrow, Hedgehog, and Mummies. Theme episodes included “Vegas Night”, “Comedy Roast”, “Hall of Fame”, “Muppets Night”, “Andrew Lloyd Webber Night”, “TV Themes”, “90s Night”, “Thanksgiving” and “Fright Night” . ” This season’s guests 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 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.
Here were the contestants and their performances on the ninth night:
Blizzard (Nikki Glaser)
song: “Thinking of You” by Katy Perry
earlier songs: “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande, “Sweet But Psycho” by Ava Max
a notice: “No frills.” (Bob Saget) “Squiggly Monster was a dear friend of mine who is no longer with us, and it feels weird to cry in that voice. But he was the reason I did this show because his experience was so rewarding and I’m so glad he was able to have it before he died. My performances were for him whether he wanted it or not.”
Voiceover Pack: “Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being 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 saying, “I’m sorry, but your daughter doesn’t have it.” That was the day my dream died. So I’m grateful to still be on this show. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to express myself in a way I never thought I would be able to. And I hope to make it to the finals next week and continue to inspire every kid or adult out there who thinks they can’t. Because I promise you, you got it. You just have to debunk it. If my language teacher is watching, don’t change the channel. Because proving you wrong one day has kept me going all these years. This is for you, dream killer!”
Panel guesses: Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, and 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 (on to finals next week)
song: “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
Previous songs: “Perfect” by Pink; “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston; “Thanks for Being a Friend” (“The Golden Girls” Theme)
A notice: Oprah Winfrey “When I first met Oprah, I brought my mother with me and wanted to introduce her, but before I did, she said hello and already knew her name. You’ll know you’ve made it when Oprah knows your name and your mother’s.”
Voiceover Pack: “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 look at it and it was very hard not to say anything. Now my sisters don’t know, my father doesn’t know, my friends don’t know. My husband doesn’t know. He thinks I’m making a movie. My mom is the only person I told it to. 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 believe in me like my mother believes in me, I know I can rise this high. This woman thinks I can do anything. I want to win this for her. Thank you mom for being such a great example in my life and my best friend.”
Panel guesses: Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Amber Riley
Previous panel guesses: Amber Riley, Ashanti, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Ariana DeBose
Lambs (proceed to next week’s finals)
song: “Need You Now”, by Lady A
earlier songs: “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry; “Ironical” by Alanis Morissette
A notice: “Reunion.” “For a long time I didn’t think that we would ever sing on stage together again. But I never gave up on the three of us getting back together. It is unthinkable for us not to sing together again for the rest of our lives.”
Voiceover Pack: “This Thanksgiving, there is nothing we are more grateful for than each other. And we’ve always known that, even as young girls. We were young ladies when we made it big. And while we were grateful, we were burned out that we started having problems. And it was just very sad. We knew going our separate ways was the best decision at this point. It was a good thing for us. It really gives you perspective and pause. And you find yourself again. When we met again, it was as if no time had passed. And we’ll take this bond with us into the semi-finals. We’ve won other awards in our lives, but it’s been a long, long time. And we are ready for another victory. We’re only going to fight over who gets to lift 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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