Masked Singer Season 8 Semi Finale Recap: Snowstorm Reveal

WARNING: SPOILER: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t watched “The Masked Singer” Season 8, Episode 10, “Battle of the Semi-Finals,” which aired Nov. 24 on Fox.

Two episodes in one week? “The Masked Singer” returned on Thanksgiving Day for its semi-finale (and what appeared to be another subtle jab at host Nick Cannon’s baby-making skills, via a chyron that suggests he’s sitting at a baby table).

In the Thanksgiving-themed sequel, comedian Nikki Glaser unmasked herself as Snowstorm, leaving two finalists – Harp and Lambs – for next week’s finale.

Glaser was unmasked after facing Harp and Lambs in a three-way battle royale (in which the three took turns singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”).

In the case of Snowstorm, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg nailed it 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 Mummy, Montell Jordan as Panther, Jeff Dunham as Pi-Rat, Chris Kirkpatrick as Hummingbird, Eric Idle as Hedgehog and William Shatner as Knight as 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 moved on to compete against two or three other people the following week.

This led to the semi-finals, where Harfa survived round 1 and is the first to reach the semi-finals, while Lambs won round 2 and also joined the semi-finals, with Snowstorm winning round 3.

The eighth season of “The Masked Singer” featured costumes such as “Bride”, “Avocado”, “Venus Flytrap”, “Sir Bugaboo”, “Scarecrow”, “Hedgehog”, “Mummy”. 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.

According to Fox, 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.

Here were the contestants and their performances at nine p.m.:

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

Snowstorm (Nikki Glaser)

Song: “Thinking About You,” by Katy Perry

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

Lead: “Twisted.” (Bob Saget) “The squiggly monster was a dear friend of mine who is no longer with us and it’s 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 them to be or not.’

Package voice recording: “I’ve always dreamed of being a pop star since I was a little girl. I took voice lessons when I was in high school. And one day in high school, my mom said my teacher called her and said, ‘I’m sorry, but your daughter doesn’t have it.’ That was the day my dream died. That’s why I’m grateful to still be on this show. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to express myself in a way that I never thought I would be capable of artistically. And I hope to make it to the finals next week and continue to inspire every grown boy who doesn’t think he’s got it. Because I promise you, you got it. Just unmask it. If my voice teacher is watching, don’t change the channel. Because proving you wrong one day is what kept me going all these years. This is for you, dream slayer!”

Panel estimates: Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, Kristen Wiig

Previous panel estimates: 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 (moving on to finals next week)

Song: “About Damn Time,” by Lizzo

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

Lead: Oprah Winfrey “When I first met Oprah, I brought my mom with me and wanted 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 mother’s name.”

Package voice recording: “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 this show. Me, my family and friends always watch it and it was very hard not to say anything. Now my sisters don’t know, my dad doesn’t know, my friends don’t know. My husband doesn’t know. They think I’m making a movie. My mom is the only person I’ve told. My mom and I are very similar. She was a singer like me, she is like my rock. If I had a handful of people who believed in me the way my mom believes in me, I know I can rise so far. That woman thinks I can do anything. I want to win it for her. Thank you mom for being such a great role model in my life and for being my best friend.”

Panel estimates: Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Amber Riley

Previous panel estimates: 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 (moving on to the final next week)

Song: “I Need You Now,” by Lady A

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

Lead: “Reunion.” “For a long time, I didn’t think that we would ever sing together again on stage. But I never gave up on the three of us getting back together. It’s unthinkable that we won’t sing together again for the rest of our lives.”

Package voice recording: “There is nothing this Thanksgiving that 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 figured it out. And even though we were grateful, we were completely burned out that we started having problems. And it was just very sad. We knew going our separate ways was the best decision at the time. It was good for us. It really gives you perspective and a break. And you can find yourself again. When we met again, it was as if no time had passed. And this tie is what we go to the semi-finals. We won another award in our life, but it’s been a long, long time. And we are ready for another win. We’re just going to fight to see who gets the trophy.”

Panel estimates: All Saints, Spice Girls, Wilson Phillips

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

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