Who Are the ‘Masked Singer’ Season 8 Contestants? Every Contestant Unveiled

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

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

Back on the panel were Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke, who were putting their best guesses forward in order to uncover the performers in front of them. Moderating the interactions was series host Nick Cannon, who heard all the clues for the competitors revealed so far.

Unlike in past seasons, this latest chapter introduced a twist as each week, more than one singer was unmasked, leaving one competitor to carry on to the next round until the semifinals and finals. Below, we’re revealing the songs, guesses, and identity reveals of all the competitors from Season 8. So, for fans who haven’t tuned in, steer clear of spoilers, and let us know what you thought of Season 8 in the comments section, below.




Nick Cannon and William Shatner in the season 8 premiere of The Masked Singer - Knight
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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.

Nick Cannon and Eric Idle in the season 8 premiere The Masked Singer - Hedgehog
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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.

Chris Kirkpatrick on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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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.

Jeff Dunham on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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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.

Montell Jordan in the 'Vegas Night' episode of The Masked Singer - Season 8 Montell Jordan
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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.

'The Masked Singer' Season 8, Mike Lookinland, Barry Williams, and Christopher Knight
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Song: “The Monkees,” the theme song from The Monkees.

Clues: Among the clues for this trio was a longtime connection to TV, including a nod to being live and in living color. They teased that people probably feel like part of their family even if they’ve been off the grid for a while.

Identity: Guesses from the judges’ panel included the Lawrence brothers Joey and Matthew, along with the Hemsworth brothers Liam, Chris, and Luke. A last guess included Home Improvement stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Zachery Ty Bryan, and Taran Noah Smith. In the end, it was The Brady Bunch‘s Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland.

Daymond John on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 as Fortune Teller
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Fortune Teller

Song: The Jeffersons‘ theme song, “Movin’ on Up,” and Full House‘s theme song, “Everywhere You Look.”

Clues: This competitor grew up watching TV in Queens. Among the visual clues shown during their intro were a business card, an angel in a briefcase, and pizza dough. They also hinted at a connection with the Kardashians.

Identity: Among the initial guesses for this performer were Steve Harvey, P. Diddy, Jonathan Cheban, Damon Dash, Ryan Seacrest, and Ray J. Behind the mask was Shark Tank star Daymond John.

Mario Cantone on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 as Maize
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Songs: “Heaven on Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar

Clues: This singer claimed they were so legendary, there should be a musical about them. Once a young and plucky ingenue, this performer had bigger dreams than the cornfields. Among some of the imagery shown in their clue package were a bird, a Statue of Liberty figurine, and a wedding calendar. Seen on TV, in movies, on stage, and emceeing, this competitor is a smash hit.

Identity: Guesses for this singer include Jonathan Groff, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Jack White, and Bowen Yang, but it ended up being Sex and the City‘s Mario Cantone behind the mask.

Nick Cannon and Gloria Gaynor on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 as Mermaid
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Songs: “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita

Clues: This competitor is “simply the best,” and comes from a background of singing on stages, but an accident almost prevented their stardom. Among some of the visual hints were movie music sheets and doves. Having performed for Popes and princes, along with being found in the Library of Congress, this contestant is a true legend.

Identity: Initial guesses for this competitor include Gloria Estefan, Cher, Roberta Flack, and Robin Thicke’s insistent Gloria Gaynor pitch. It turns out his insistence was right because it was Gloria behind the mask.

Jerry Springer with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer'
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Songs: Frank Sinatra‘s “The Way You Look Tonight”

Clues: Life has been anything but easy for this individual born in a faraway land. They became involved with public service but their life took a dramatic turn and they went on to become a household name. Their work has been called some of the worst of all time, but they’ve still managed to appear on London’s West End and they had a role in one of the biggest films from the ’90s. A winner of many Emmys, it’s clear this person has a TV background.

Identity: Some guesses included John Larroquette, Dan Aykroyd, Jeff Goldblum, and Mike Myers as well as Jerry Springer. Ultimately it was daytime TV vet Jerry Springer behind the disguise.

Kat Graham with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer'
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Robo Girl

Songs: “Bad Cinderella” from Bad Cinderella, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Blondie’s “Call Me”

Clues: Stepping out into the spotlight feels odd for this performer who lived in the shadow of others once upon a time ago. Their job changed their life though as they gained a magical fandom and take the lead now opposite a Grammy winner. Among the visual clues were a surfboard and honey jars. That honey jar theme carried on in the next batch of clues which also teased Robo Girl’s stage name, music notes, and a Lindsay Lohan connection.

Identity: Early guesses for this singer’s identity include Jenna Dewan, Becky G, Keke Palmer, Lucy Hale, Cara Delevingne, and Selena Gomez. Additional guesses for Robo Girl include Zendaya, America Ferrera, Liza Koshy, and even Miss Piggy?! Ultimately, it was Kat Graham behind the mask.

Joey Lawrence as Walrus in 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 - Walrus
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Song: “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors

Clues: This singer comes in threes, has braved mall tours your mom probably attended, has been involved with screenplays, and has tap danced on a late-night TV legend’s show. They also have a killer zip code, have had a leather jacket, floppy hair, and a catchphrase that’s still used today. The self-professed teen idol also teases the judges with the inclusion of a cat wearing the nametag Jenny. But what could it mean? NSYNC’s Lance Bass hoped to offer some clarity on ’90s Night by sharing a mixtape that teased the importance of TV theme songs.

Identity: Initial guesses for this singer included John Stamos, Joey Lawrence, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Mario Lopez. Right before the singer was unmasked, Jenny suggested it could be Scott Wolf, but Robin was the correct judge as he guessed Joey Lawrence correctly.

Le'Veon Bell as Milkshake in 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Song: Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Jump on It” and Haddaway’s “What Is Love”

Clues: This competitor teased that they’re unbreakable and the biggest name in the game. Some visual hints included peach pits and a mixtape presented to viewers by ’90s Night guest Danielle Fishel revealed that this singer is perfect for pregame, the main event, and the afterparty, all you’d have to do is ask Wiz and Snoop.

Identity: Guesses for this singer included Tyreek Hill, DeSean Jackson, Ezekiel Elliott, LL Cool J, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nas, Ice Cube, and T.I. Ultimately, none of those guesses were right as footballer Le’Veon Bell unmasked himself for viewers, and the judges.

George Foreman as Venus Flytrap on 'The Masked Singer'
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The Venus Flytrap

Song: “Get Ready” by The Temptations

Clues: This singer is a two-time Hall of Famer who earned titles in his twenties and forties. His greatest hit came in another decade. Some visual clues included a horseshoe, Orion’s belt, and a medallion with “100 Million” written on it.

Identity: Guesses for this singer included Mike Tyson, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, and George Foreman. In the end, it was George Foreman behind the disguise.

George Clinton as The Gopher on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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The Gopher

Song: “It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers & “All Star” by Smash Mouth

Clues: A self-professed space cowboy, this performer has claimed spots in the hall of fame, started a movement, and traveled down “old town roads.” Their spaceship is in the Smithsonian and an ultimate “OG.”

Identity: Guesses for this singer included Martin Lawrence, Flavor Flav, Lil Nas X, George Wallace, Sly Stone, and George Clinton. By the time their mask came off, the last guess was proven true because it was George Clinton behind this disguise.

Chris Jericho with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Song: WALK THE MOON’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Smash Mouth’s “All Star” & Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”

Clues: This singer has a vow to rock, roses popped up as an early visual alongside a globe wearing a crown. They tell feel-good stories, have sold-out arenas, and have an appetite for destroying things. Additionally, visuals shown in their second episode included rocker symbols, a thorny rose, a musical belt buckle, and a globe wearing a crown.

Identity: Early guesses for this performer include Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, David Coverdale, and Carrot Top. Other guesses the panelists made included Flea, David Arquette, Vin Diesel, Matthew McConaughey, and Sammy Hagar. Ultimately, it was Chris Jericho behind the disguise.

Adam Carolla with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 - Avocado
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Song:  Ray Charles‘ “Hit the Road Jack” & Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”

Clues:  They’re a funny guy now, but were an average Joe in the past as they previously worked construction doing dirty jobs. They always wanted to make people laugh, and are succeeding at that with the help of a podcast microphone.

Identity: The first round of guesses included Harrison Ford, Joe Rogan, Marc Maron, Tim Allen, and Dax Shepard. In the end, it was Adam Carolla behind the mask.

Linda Blair with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Song: Steve Miller Band’s “Abracadabra”

Clues:  This performer has made fans scream, bent over backward for Academy recognition, turned heads with their acting, and sang on Broadway. Now, they take care of rescue animals.

Identity: Guesses for this performer included Anjelica Huston, Susan Sarandon, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Glenn Close, Parker Posey, Bette Midler, and Jamie Lee Curtis. In the end, it was The Exorcist‘s Linda Blair.

Ray Parker Jr. with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Sir Bugaboo

Song: Devil with the Blue Dress On” by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Clues:  This singer has competed with the most monsters in the industry and got out with a job following a phone call. Their work has a permanent place in pop culture, and although they’re used to scary sounds, they’re still afraid of the dark.

Identity: Initial guesses for this performer included Randy Jackson, Jordan Peele, Ernie Hudson, Lil Rel Howery, and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Ultimately, it was Ghostbusters theme writer Ray Parker Jr. behind the disguise.

Nikki Glaser with Nick Cannon on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Song:  Ariana Grande‘s “Thank U, Next,” Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho,” Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me,” Katy Perry‘s “Thinking of You,” and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone”

Clues: This cold-blooded performer can be the sweetest thing sometimes. They started their career at 18 but didn’t see a big break until two years later. Visuals shown during their clues included a speed dating banner, a comic book, and a welcome mat. There was also a reference to Pitch Perfect. Additional clues included visuals like a welcome mat, snails, a house photo, a “Live” sign, and a cinema ticket. They also revealed they used to have pop star ambitions, but now they sing to prove their former voice coach wrong.

Identity: Initial guesses for this singer include Heather Graham, Kathryn Hahn, Zooey Deschanel, Aubrey Plaza, and Iliza Shlesinger. As the competition carried on, additional possibilities pitched were Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Sabrina Carpenter, Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, and Kristen Wiig. Ultimately, comedian Nikki Glaser was behind the mask.


Wilson Phillips as The Lambs on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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The Lambs

Songs: Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold,” Blondie’s “Call Me,” Alanis Morissette‘s “Ironic,” Haddaway’s “What Is Love,” Lady A’s “Need You Now,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Chaka Khan‘s “I’m Every Woman,” and Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”

Clues: Beverly Hills besties, this trio makes “quite the troop.” Among some of the visuals teasing their identities is a Venice sign, red carpet, and dress-up. Additional clues include the mention of keeping “hocus,” or rather, focus, as well as famous jeans, popcorn, a diamond ring, film, and TV. During the ’90s Night episode, Lance Bass presented a mixtape that said listeners could go their own way and cruise the country with their besties. Rounding out hints for these competitors is the fact that they’ve performed together for a long time and although they’ve hit rough patches in their partnership, they’re friends forever.

Identity: The judges had some interesting first guesses including the Kardashians, Haim, and The Chicks. Upon further reflection, other guesses include SWV, The Corrs, and members of Fifth Harmony as well as some Spice Girls, Wilson Phillips, and All Saints. Once their masks came off, The Lambs were revealed to be Wilson Phillips.

Amber Riley as Harp on 'The Masked Singer' Season 8
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Songs: P!nk‘s “Perfect,” Whitney Houston‘s “I Have Nothing,” Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild,” the Golden Girls theme song “Thank You for Being a Friend,” Full House‘s theme song “Everywhere You Look,” Lizzo‘s “About Damn Time,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Lady Gaga‘s “The Edge of Glory,” and John Mayer‘s “Gravity”

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. Harp also has some holiday spirit as a Santa-themed cupcake was included in one of their clue packages. Among their final clues is a trophy adorned with the number one.

Identity: Early guesses from the judges include Queen Latifah, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia Jennifer Hudson, Amber Riley, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Ashanti. Other guesses have included Jill Scott and Ariana DeBose, but in the end, Season 8’s winner was Glee‘s Amber Riley.