SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched “The Masked Singer” Season 8 Episode 9, “Fright Night,” which airs Nov. 23 on Fox.
Perhaps the judges of “The Masked Singer” are finally discovering that this year’s episodic themes frequently reference the new celebrity contestants in disguise of the week. Wednesday’s episode has been dubbed “Fright Night,” so who are you going to call? “Ghostbusters” singer Ray Parker, Jr., of course. And who could also be hiding on stage? Linda Blair, star of ‘The Exorcist’.
That’s right, for the episode reveals, Parker, Jr. and Blair were the next stars to be unmasked.
Blair, as Scarecrow, stunned host Nick Cannon and the audience by volunteering to unmask and let the other two contestants battle it out to move on to next week. “I love this show so much,” she said. “I have come to share how much I love you and what you have all done for the world and family entertainment. But I would like to officially bow out and unmask and let these two amazing competitors continue. These two competitors are the real deal. I just came to bother Ken [Jeong]. I have a really special reason to be here. And I want them to enjoy the stage and all the accolades they so deserve. I’ve enjoyed entertaining you so much over the years.
Later, Parker, Jr. was unmasked as Sir Bugaboo after facing off against the victor Snowstorm in a battle royal (in which the two took turns singing Rockwell’s song “Somebody Watching Me”). Snowstorm advances to the semi-finals.
For Scarecrow, no one understood. Robin Thicke thought it was Susan Sarandon. Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg nominated Glenn Close. Nicole Scherzinger cast Jamie Lee Curtis. Ken Jeong guessed Parker Posey.
As for Sir Bugaboo, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg guessed Ernie Hudson. Robin Thicke chose Keenan Ivory Wayans. Nicole Scherzinger thought it was Randy Jackson. Ken Jeong said Jordan Peele.
Ray Parker, Jr. as Sir Bugaboo and Linda Blair as Scarecrow join Chris Jericho as Bride, Adam Corolla as Lawyer, 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 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 in “The Masked Singer” in Season 8 .
Multiple eliminations in an episode are the norm this time around, as “The Masked Singer” adopts a new “King or Queen of Masked Singer” format. This season, three or four costumed celebrities will perform each week, but only one will win and compete against two or three other people the following week.
This will continue throughout the season, as after each round three finalists will face off in the semi-finals. The Harp survived Round 1 and is the first to advance to the Semi-Finals, while Lambs won Round 2 and will also be in the Semi-Finals.
“The Masked Singer” enters Season 8 with costumes such as “Bride”, “Avocado”, “Venus Fly Trap”, “Sir Bugaboo”, “Scarecrow”, “Hedgehog”, “Mommies”. Themed episodes include “Vegas Night”, “Comedy Roast”, “Hall of Fame”, “Muppets Night”, “Andrew Lloyd Webber Night”, “TV Themes”, “’90s Night”, “Thanksgiving” and “Fright Night “. “Guests this season include 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 nominees “boast 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”.
Here are the competitors and their performance on night nine:
Song: “Sweet But Psycho”, by Ava Max
Previous song: “Thank U, Next”, by Ariana Grande
scary clue: Creepy doll in a box. “Nick, isn’t this one of your children?” Safety first. Always read the warnings. Now you can consider them as clues to ward off monsters.
Voice over package“If they want my crown, they’ll have to rip it from my frozen fingers. So, by royal order, let me drop you a hint which is right for you. (A house). Are you warming up? I hope not!”
Assumptions of the previous panel: Erika Jayne, Countess Luann, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter
The panel guesses: Kathryn Hahn, Heather Graham, Zooey Deschanel, Iliza Schlesinger, Aubrey Plaza, Whitney Cummings
Sir Bugaboo (Ray Parker, Jr.)
Song: “Devil with the Blue Dress On”, by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Love: Trick or Treats
Index: Won’t change
Spooky clue: Green slime with a picture of Nicole. “Nicole, you and I have jammed before. So I’m smiling and laughing under this costume.
Voice over packageHe may be scared of you, but I’m used to the scary sounds. It all started when I was thrown into a competition with the most monstrous names in the industry. said only one of us would make it out with a job. I tried my best, but I never imagined I’d be the one they were calling. I’m really glad they did. did, because my work has earned a permanent place in pop culture. But I have a confession. It was all a lie. I told the world that I was not afraid of anything, even from a horror movie. But I’m really scared of the dark. There’s no nightlight on the Masked Singer, so tonight I’m putting that fear aside so I can smoke my competition.
The panel guesses: Ray Parker, Jr., Jordan Peele, Lil Rel, Randy Jackson
Scarecrow (Linda Blair)
Song: “Abracadabra”, by Steve Miller Band
Weakness: Highly flammable
Index: Never rest
Spooky clue: A witch. “The clue is staring you straight in the eye. Dear little kitty, what celebrity do you think I am?”
Voice over package: “Hold on to your panties, folks, because I’m the scariest contestant in Masked Singer history. I got the fans screaming and the critics praising me. But I had to bend over backwards to get the Academy to recognize my work. I turned a lot of heads in my career. I even sang on Broadway. But I traded the bright lights of the red carpet for greener pastures and I dedicated my time to saving animals. In fact, I’ve worked with over 100 rescues. But it’s you, panel, who are going to have to be rescued because I’m about to put on a stunning performance. See you in your nightmares, Ken!
The panel guesses: Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Anjelica Huston, Glenn Close, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Parker Posey
First round semi-finalists: Harp
Previous songs: “Perfect”, by Pink; “I Have Nothing,” by Whitney Houston; “Thanks For Being A Friend” (Theme Song “The Golden Girls”)
Assumptions of the previous panel: Amber Riley, Ashanti, Yvette Nicole Brown, Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Ariana DeBose
Semi-finalist of the 2nd round: the lambs
Previous songs: “Hot N Cold”, by Katy Perry; Ironic by Alanis Morissette
Assumptions of the previous panel: The Kardashians, Haim, The Chicks, The Corrs, Fifth Harmony, SWV