See every celebrity reveal on ‘The Masked Singer’ season 8 so far
See which stars are under the masks.
THE MASKED SINGER
It’s time to answer The Masked Singer panelists’ favorite question, “Who is that?”
Season 8 of the musical guessing game is here with a brand new crop of singing stars hidden under elaborate costumes. This season will feature more contestants than ever before with 22 masked celebrities vying for the win, which went to Teyana Taylor last season, and the likes of Jewel, Wayne Brady, and LeAnn Rimes in the past.
The new batch of entertainers boasts a combined 32 Grammy nominations, 16 Emmy wins, eight Gold albums, four Golden Globe nominations, 42 books, 10 Teen Choice Awards, and five Hollywood Walk of Fame stars. Follow along below as we track every elimination and celebrity reveal this season.
Knight is William Shatner
Season 8 kicked off with a double elimination of two iconic stars. First, Knight’s armor was removed to reveal Star Trek legend William Shatner. The 91-year-old actor called The Masked Singer “one of the more unusual experiences” he’s ever had. “It was tough. That wardrobe was tough,” Shatner told EW. “And I think that’s part of the show. Part of the fun of The Masked Singer is how awkward everybody feels. I heard somebody say they had a panic attack. And I was close to that myself, not being able to breathe.”
Hedgehog is Eric Idle
Hedgehog was the next to go in the season premiere, but his identity wasn’t his only big reveal. Under the mask was Monty Python member Eric Idle, who announced that part of the reason he did the show was that he’d secretly survived pancreatic cancer. “I felt this was a chance for me to come out to cancer publicly, and thank the people who saved my life, but more than that, to start raising money, so that other people who find themselves in my position can survive as well,” the 79-year-old told EW.
Hummingbird is Chris Kirkpatrick
After being eliminated in the premiere but not revealed, Hummingbird’s identity was finally unveiled as NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick on week 2. The former boybander told EW he’d been “sitting by the phone waiting for a call” to do the show. “I love the show. And you know, the call came in, and I think I got the call on a Tuesday, and I was on the show on Friday.”
Pi-Rat is Jeff Dunham
Next to go was Pi-Rat, the rat dressed as a pirate who also performed with a singing rat puppet (confused yet?). He was unmasked to reveal Las Vegas ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham.
Panther is Montell Jordan
Finally, last out in week 2 was Panther, who put up a strong fight, but ultimately got the boot and was revealed to be singer Montell Jordan. The Grammy nominee told EW part of the reason he did the show was to prove he’s more than a one-hit wonder. “[I wanted] to do something different out of my comfort zone, choosing [different] songs and keys and stylistic offerings musically, so that people wouldn’t keep me in the box of, Oh, that’s the ‘This Is How We Do It’ guy,” he said. “I think at the end of the show, the idea is that I can do lots of different things. And music doesn’t define me, I define music.”
Who will be the next celebrity unveiled? Follow our updated list of clues for every contestant to help guess their famous identities.
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