‘Masked Singer 8’ Experiences Fright Night

Sir BugaBoo and Scarecrow had one shot to freeze Snowstorm's victory path.
Sir BugaBoo and Scarecrow had one shot to freeze Snowstorm’s journey to ‘The Masked Singer: Season Eight’ Semifinals. (Photo & graphics property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 

While Masked Singer fans are making last-minute adjustments to their Thanksgiving meals, the FOX singing competition celebrated Fright Night! 

Tonight, the last two newcomers, Scarecrow and Sir Bug a Boo, hoped to scare off Snowstorm from joining the Harp and the Lambs in the Season Eight Semifinals. Were they successful? Did Snowstorm keep her crown? Did the Masked Singer panel (Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg) correctly deduce the eliminated performers’ true identities? Read on to find out! 

After host Nick Cannon and some scary dancers made their frightening entrances, Sir Bugaboo made their The Masked Singer debut. As Jenny predicted that the newest contender would be an athlete, his clue package was shown, which included a red phone, a film reel, and a full moon. He sang “Devil with the Blue Dress On,” and I thought I heard Rob Zombie. While Jenny loved his vocal tone, the Men in Black brought a clue box containing slime and a photo of Nicole and Sir Bugaboo proclaiming they had jammed together before. Jenny guessed Ernie Hudson, while Ken suggested Jordan Peele. Nicole ended the guess with both Lil Rel Howery and Randy Jackson. 

The Scarecrow spooked the Masked Singer stage next. In their pre-performance package was a Golden Globe, roller skates, “Wes Craven was Here,” and “See You in your nightmares, Ken.” They sang Steve Miller Band’s “Abracadabra.” I thought it was Robert Englund by the clues, but it was a woman’s voice. Ken called the performance “his favorite of the night.” A witch spooked the panel, and Jenny guessed Glenn Close, while Ken thought Parker Posey. 

Snowstorm returned to The Masked Singer after stealing from the Bride. The clue package included “a house” and a sign that said: “Speed Dating.” She sang Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho, ” which gave me chills. Snowstorm still is Anna Kendrick. Nicole loved her energy, and the latest clue was the spooky doll that said “Dangerous” and “Unsafe.” Jenny thought it was Kyle Richards due to her connection to Halloween, while Ken guessed neighbor Lisa Rinna. Nicole thought it was Sabrina Carpenter. 

Before we got to the Sing-Off, Scarecrow threw herself out of the competition. It turned out that horror movie legend Linda Blair was the Scarecrow! As Linda Blair exited the Masked Singer stage, Sir BugaBoo and Snowstorm faced off in the Battle Royale. They sang Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me,” and I thought Snowstorm won the competition! However, I was surprised by Sir Bugaboo’s singing.

The panel voted to advance SNOWSTORM to the Masked Singer: Season Eight Semifinals! The final guesses were Randy Jackson, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Ernie Hudson, and Jordan Peele. Sir Bugaboo was Ray Parker, Jr. (DID NOT SEE THIS COMING!)

On Thanksgiving, The Masked Singer: Season Eight Final Three Face Off! 

Then, the two-hour Season Eight finale airs on November 30! Who will take home the Golden Mask? 

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