Who Are the ‘Masked Singer’ Season 8 Contestants? Best Guesses & Reveals So Far

The Masked Singer Season 8

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for The Masked Singer, Season 8.]

Everyone’s favorite guessing game is back as The Masked Singer returns to Fox with its eighth season and a new collection of celebrities performing in costumes.

Back on the panel are Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke, who are putting their best guesses forward in order to uncover the performers in front of them. Moderating the interactions is series host Nick Cannon, who hears all the clues from the first four competitors of the season in the premiere episode.

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McCarthy also reflects on why the judging panel with Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong has remained the same since the first season.

Unlike in past seasons, this latest chapter is introducing a twist as each week, more than one singer will be unmasked, leaving one competitor to carry onto the next round. Below, we’re revealing the songs, guesses, and identities of the competitors who have appeared so far on the series, and we want to hear what your best guesses are about the singers who have yet to be unmasked in the comments section.

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The Masked Singer Season 8 Harp


Songs: P!nk‘s “Perfect,” Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild”

Clues: This competitor revealed that they auditioned for the biggest show in the world but after being rejected, they landed the opportunity of a lifetime. They’ve won awards for music, acting, and comedy. Additionally, images that have popped up include a witch’s hat and a disc with “Night Night” written on it.

Identity: Early guesses from the judges include Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, and Jennifer Hudson. Newer guesses have included Amber Riley, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Ashanti, but Harp’s identity remains a mystery for now.

The Masked Singer Season 8 William Shatner
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Song: Fred Astaire’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

Clues: This Shakespearean-trained actor has appeared in movies and on television, with a particular focus on space and a detective badge hint. Knight noted that they’d worked with George Lucas before and was known for throwing a chair or two.

Identity: Among the judge’s guesses were David Hasselhoff, William Shatner, Jerry Springer, Weird Al, and John Lithgow. Ultimately, one of those guesses proved to be true when William Shatner revealed he was the celebrity under the mask.

The Masked Singer Season 8 Eric Idle
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Song: The Beatles’ “Love Me Do”

Clues: Quickly identifying themself as a Brit, Hedgehog shared clues that included they once appeared naked in Playboy, as well as a tease that they were part of one of the biggest groups and have both cult and celebrity fans. They also hinted at a laugh with the Queen, suggesting a comedy background.

Identity: When it came to guessing, the judges threw names like Ringo Starr, Elton John, Bill Nighy, Eric Idle, and John Cleese out. In the end, one of those initial guesses was right as the Monty Python star Eric Idle was behind the disguise.

The Masked Singer Season 8 Hummingbird


Song: Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Want to Be”

Clues: This competitor revealed that they have competition in their DNA, teasing ties to Shaq, a patriotic team, football, and Super Bowl domination. They also teased that their silver awards don’t necessarily mean second-place prizes.

Identity: The judges had a few ideas in mind upon making initial guesses which included Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Deion Sanders, Rob Thomas, and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. Ultimately, none of those guesses were right as NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick was behind the mask.

The Masked Singer Season 8 Pi-Rat


Song: Elton John‘s “Crocodile Rock”

Clues: This performer is good at multitasking, and although they weren’t popular growing up, they could always make themselves laugh. Late Laugh, Dinner for Dummies, and more clues point towards a comedy background for this singer who revealed they’ve performed in Vegas.

Identity: Among the initial guesses for this singer were Robert Smigel, Terry Fator, and guest panelist Donny Osmond‘s guess Jeff Dunham. The guess turned out to be right as Jeff Dunham was behind the mask.

The Masked Singer Season 8 Panther


Song: Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” & Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild”

Clues: Described as a weekend warrior who always bets on themself, Panther’s clues teased that they rubbed shoulders with Beyonce, were believed to be dead by their own family, and that they’re here to prove no one or thing has the power to define them.

Identity: Initially, the judges guessed athletes like Andre Drummond and Lamar Odom as well as Brian McKnight, Sam Richardson, Billy Porter, and some of the Jackson siblings. In the end, none of these guesses were correct as Montell Jordan was behind the disguise.