The Masked Singer Season 8 Semi-Finals Recap: Snowstorm Reveal

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on 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 its semifinals (and what appeared to be another subtle jab at host Nick Cannon’s baby-making abilities, via a chyron suggesting he’s sitting at the kids’ table ).

With the Thanksgiving theme, comedian Nikki Glaser was revealed as Snowstorm, leaving two finalists – Harp and Lambs – for next week’s finale.

Glaser was revealed after facing Harp and Lambs in a three-way battle royale (where all three took turns singing the song “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson).

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 guessed 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 The Knight as the celebrities revealed in “The Masked Singer” in Season 8.

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

It led to the semi-finals, with Harpen surviving round 1 and being the first to make it to the semi-finals, while Lambs won round 2 and also entered the semi-finals, with Snowstorm winning round 3.

“The Masked Singer” Season 8 featured costumes including “Bride”, “Avocado”, “Venus Fly Trap”, “Sir Bugaboo”, “Scarecrow”, “Hedgehog”, “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.” The 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 .

The Season 8 contestants “boast a combined 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 night nine:

Snowstorm, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker / Fox)
Pete Dadds

Snowstorm (Nikki Glaser)

Song: “Thinking of You,” by Katy Perry

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

Key: “Shocked.” (Bob Saget) “Squiggly monster was my dear friend 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 am so glad he was able to get it before he died. My achievements have been for him whether he wanted it or not.”

Pack voiceover: “Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of becoming a pop star. When I was in high school, I took voice 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 isn’t feeling well.’ That was the day my dream died. That’s why I’m thankful I’m still on this show. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to express myself in a way I never thought I would be able to artistically. And I hope I make it to the finals next week and I can continue to inspire every child of adults out there who don’t think they have it. Because I promise you, you have. You just have to unmask it. If my voice teacher is watching, don’t change the channel. Because proving you wrong one day has kept me going all these years. This one is for you, dream slayer!”

The panel’s guess: Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, Kristen Wiig

Previous panel guess: 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)
Pete Dadds

Harp (advances to next week’s final)

Song: “About Damn Time,” by Lizzo

Previous Songs: “Perfect,” by Pink; “I Have Nothing,” by Whitney Houston; “Thank You for Being a Friend” (“The Golden Girls” Theme Song)

Key: Oprah Winfrey “When I met Oprah for the first time, I brought my mother and was going to introduce her, but before I did she said hello and already knew her name. You know you’ve made it when Oprah knows your name and your mom’s name.”

Pack voiceover: “I’m really excited to get to the semi-finals and I really want to win. I’m so grateful to be here because I’ve always been a fan of the show. Me and my family and friends always see it and it has been very difficult 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 shooting a movie. My mom is the only person I’ve told. My mother and I are very similar. She was a singer just like me, she’s like my rock. If I had a handful of people who believed in me like my mom believes in me, I know I can soar this far. That woman thinks I can do anything. I would like to win this for her. Thank you, Mom, for being such a great example in my life and being my best friend.”

The panel’s guess: Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Amber Riley

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

Lambs, “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker / Fox)
Pete Dadds

Lambs (Proceed to next week’s final)

Song: “Need You Now,” by Lady A

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

Key: “Reunion.” “For a long time, I didn’t think we would ever sing together on a stage 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.”

Pack voiceover: “On this Thanksgiving, there is nothing we are more thankful for than each other. And that’s something we’ve always known, even when we were young girls. We were young ladies when we hit it big. And although we were grateful, we were furious that we were starting to have problems. And it was just very sad. We knew that breaking up was the best decision at the time. It was a good thing for us. It really gives you perspective and a break. And you can find yourself again. When we reunited, it was as if no time had passed. And that tape is what we take into the semi-finals. We’ve won other awards in our lives, but it’s been a very, very long time. And we are ready for another victory. We just have to fight for who will take the trophy.”

The panel’s guess: All Saints, Spice Girls, Wilson Phillips

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

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