The final four contestants in “Group B” took The Masked Singer stage to battle it out for a spot in the season 4 “Super 6.” At the end of the night, there was a double unmasking, revealing the identities of not one, but two celebrity competitors.
So, what happened during episode 8 of The Masked Singer, and which two masked characters were eliminated? Read on to find out.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. This article will be updated live as the episode airs.
‘The Masked Singer’ Season 4 Episode 8 Recap
For episode 8 of The Masked Singer, the final 4 contestants competing in “Group B” were the Seahorse, the Serpent, the Crocodile, and Whatchamacallit.
Before the Group B finals performances began, host Nick Cannon introduced the night’s guest panelist: Emmy-nominated actress Cheryl Hines. For this episode, the contestants’ on-stage bonus clues would be presented by a past masked contestant they have a connection to.
The Seahorse performed first, adeptly impersonating Britney Spears for her rendition of “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” The judges guessed she might be Sia, Kelly Pickler, or Ke$ha. Seahorse’s “Mask From the Past” was the Astronaut, aka Hunter Hayes. The clue the Astronaut presented was a foam finger that read “Seahorse Was Never In a Girl Group!”
The Crocodile sang “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis, and the judges said it was his best vocal performance yet. They thought he might be Jared Leto, Jordan Knight, or Justin Guarini. The Masked Singer alum connected to Crocodile was the Bee, aka Gladys Knight. Her clue was, “Croc was in a huge cult classic movie.”
After the Whatchamacallit rapped “Lean Back” by Terror Squad, the panelists guessed it might be Lonzo Ball, Carmelo Anthony, or J. B. Smoove. The Masked Singer alum with a tie to Whatchamacallit was the Ice Cream, aka professional gamer Ninja. His clue was a banner that read, “Whatcha’s already won a championship.”
Last to perform was the Serpent, who sang “Cool” by the Jonas Brothers. The judges’ guesses were all over the place; they wondered if he might be Jamie Foxx, Donald Faison, or Dr. Elvis. The Masked Singer alum connected to Serpent is the Eagle (Dr. Drew Pinsky). The Eagle’s clue was: “Serpent has sung with one of you before.”
Once the votes were calculated, the first Group B singer to make it into the Super 6 was the Seahorse. Crocodile also made it into the Super 6. This meant the two contestants eliminated were Whatchamacallit and Serpent.
Whatchamacallit Was Unmasked, Revealing…
…NBA superstar and rapper Lonzo Ball!
Here were the panelists’ first impression guesses, and what their final guesses were before Whatchamacallit took off his mask:
– Ken Jeong’s first guess was Damian Lillard, which he changed to Lonzo Ball.
– Robin Thicke guessed Michael Strahan.
– Jenny McCarthy first guessed Winston Duke, which she changed to Devin Booker.
– Nicole Scherzinger guessed Uncle Itt, which she changed to Carmelo Anthony.
– Cheryl Hines’ final guess was J. B. Smoove.
Ken Jeong was the only panelist to guess correctly, and he said he is a “big fan” of Ball. 22-year-old Ball said he decided to join the show because “I love music, I love performing, and this brought it all together.” He also said he did it for his mom, who he knows watches the show. He said the best part of competing on The Masked Singer was performing “without anybody judging me or knowing who I am.”
The Serpent Was Unmasked, Revealing…
… viral singer and first responder Dr. Elvis Francois!
Here were the panelists’ first impression guesses, and what their final guesses were before Serpent took off his mask:
– Ken Jeong’s first impression guess was Usher, which he changed to Daveed Diggs.
– Nicole Scherzinger guessed Okieriete Onaodowan initially, but her final guess was Dr. Elvis.
– Jenny McCarthy first guessed John Legend but updated her guess to Taye Diggs.
– Robin Thicke’s first impression guess was Wanya Morris, which he changed to Donald Faison.
– Cheryl Hines’ final guess was Donald Faison.
Scherzinger was the only panelist to guess correctly!
Of his experience competing on The Masked Singer, he said, “It’s a once in a lifetime kind of situation.” While it’s very different than what he does every day, he said it’s “something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.”
He said that he’s seen many patients watching The Masked Singer and the joy it brings them, adding, “it’s an incredible way for us to all move forward together.”
Ken Jeong got emotional thanking Dr. Elvis for what he does as well his rendition of “Imagine” during the FOX Livingroom Concert and for getting them through a difficult time.
New episodes of The Masked Singer season 4 air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.