Horror Movie Legend Exorcises ‘The Masked Singer’ and Surprisingly Quits Show

Horror Movie Legend Exorcises ‘The Masked Singer’ and Surprisingly Quits Show

The Scarecrow decides to leave the competition of season 8 of ‘The Masked Singer’. (Photo: Fox)

It was Thanksgiving Eve, but every day is Halloween in a costume contest The masked singer. And the show Wednesday was definitely still in the Halloween spirit, with its (presumably World Series-delayed) Fright Night episode, which culminated with two horror icons so talented they unmasked at witches But this very rocky horror picture show took a final turn, when one of the contestants, the Scarecrow, who turned out to be one of the definitive icons of horror cinema, performed a self-exorcism by unmasking herself.

There is only one other celebrity masked singer history had never done it before (although oblivious host Nick Cannon, who clearly has a lot on his mind these days, claimed it was a series first): when Mickey “The Gremlin” Rourke of season 4 goes violently. he took off his helmet and suddenly quit. This week, the Scarecrow volunteered to remove his own pumpkin head and give up the competition, although he did so with less fear than Mickey, and actually had a much better chance of passing than Mickey had had to the next round. In fact, judge Ken Jeong had just declared his raspy rendition of Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” the most magical performance of the night.

“Wait, wait, wait, wait!” the Scarecrow chimed in, just as Nick was about to announce the first elimination of the episode. “I have something to say! I love this show so much. I came to share how much I love you and what you’ve done for the world and family entertainment. But I’d like to officially retire and unmask, and let may these two incredible competitors continue,” he continued, giving a generous gesture to his rivals, Blizzard and Sir Bug-a-Boo. “These competitors are the real deal. … I have a very special reason to be here and I want them to enjoy the stage and all the accolades they so well deserve.”

The mouths of the shocked judges opened so wide, they looked like living, breathing rubber Shout masks But before this giant pumpkin self-explodes, the judges had one last chance to figure out its identity. They focused on their scary movie clues and a specific witch clue, and guessed that this might be Abracadabrais Bette Midler, The Witches of Eastwickis susan sarandon The Witches“Angelica Huston, fatal attractionis Glenn Close, HalloweenJamie Lee Curtis, o ShoutNeve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore or Parker Posey.

But if they’d just focused on the rainbow roller skate from the Scarecrow track pack, that would have led them to the 1979 cinematic classic. Roller Boogie and the actress Linda Blair, winner of the Golden Globe. (Linda won this Globe for The Exorcistnot for roller boogiejust to be clear.) The “head spins” clue was another obvious one that the judges somehow overlooked.

The judges were so shocked when Linda unscrewed her head, they looked like their own heads were about to spin and spit pea soup. “There’s a legend in the building!” Nick exclaimed. “My mind is blown! I’ve never been so moved by this series as I am now,” said Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg.

Linda’s performance was unexpectedly sultry and funny, which may have been why the panel hadn’t guessed it was the 63-year-old artist formerly known as Regan MacNeil. But Linda had clearly picked up something rock star from her past musical boyfriends, including Rick Springfield, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, Neil Giraldo, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and, most notably, Rick James. This really was the kind of girl you read about in new wave magazines! LA powerpop band Redd Kross even wrote one song about her.

But Linda didn’t continue The masked singer to show off their pop chops or rock reputation. The founder of the animal welfare organization Linda Blair World Heart Foundation, she was a woman on a mission to spread the word, and she felt it was accomplished. “Let me tell you what [The Masked Singer does] for me and what you do for the world: you take us out of what is the most difficult time in history for an hour a week,” he began, thanking the judges. “I deal with animals that are abused and dumped on the street. I have a foundation… I travel the world and do what I can to make it a better place. You have no idea, your kindness and your love. What if you can heal me, in as much pain as I am trying to save those who don’t deserve what’s going on, we can do better. And I feel like you’re my family.”

“Thank you, Linda, for using this platform in the best possible way,” said Ken, who declared this to be his favorite revelation. “We love you!”

So that left last week’s reigning queen, Snowstorm, and this week’s other new contender, the Seuss-like four-legged Sir Bug-a-Boo. But even though Sir Bug-a-Boo’s soulful and rousing rendition of “Devil With the Blue Dress On” had Jenny (who appeared to be wearing a Terri Nunn-of-Berlin Halloween costume for some reason) go raving about his “beautiful tone,” after battling the blizzard in Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me,” his masked singer dreams were ghosts, or broken. (I personally thought he did better in the battle, with a raspy rap better suited to the song.) And we found out—as Jenny had guessed almost immediately—that this was Ray Parker Jr.

Well, of course it was ray! Not only did this colorful crooner sound like the “Ghostbusters” singer and Motown legend, but three of his key tracks were green slimeone old school landline with three question markseven a real ghost! I swear, the show’s producers weren’t even trying to be opaque when they slapped on Sir Bug-a-Boo’s clue pack this week; they might as well have strapped a proton pack to Ray’s back while they were at it. I have no idea why the other three judges bothered to suggest it could be Jordan Peele, Randy Jackson, Lil Rel Howery, or one of the Wayans brothers… or why Jenny changed her guess at the last minute for Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson.

“Man, you’re such an accomplished musician and you wrote some of the biggest hits in the world as a guitarist in the Motown era, all of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and you’ve really been a fixture in this industry for so long “Nick. he said excitedly, to which Ray quipped, “And I thought it was going to be permanent this show! … But I mean, when you need someone else to come on this show and you need someone extra, who are you going to call?”

So this meant that Blizzard kept her crown for a second week, after her solo performance of Ava Max’s ‘Sweet But Psycho’, so she’s now going to the season semi-finals 8 against previous queens. the harp and the lambs. It is already very obvious that the harp is Amber Riley and the lambs are Wilson Phillips (The masked singer the producers did not theirs too difficult tracks, but who is the blizzard?

This one I’m a little less sure about, and the judges’ guesses were all over the place; Last week they thought Blizzard might be Anna Kendrick, Heather Graham, Katherine Hahn, Iliza Shlesinger, Aubrey Plaza, Whitney Cummings, or Zooey Deschanel, and this week they threw out random names like Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter, and various mistresses of real house But I stand by the guess I made last week: I think this is comedian Nikki Glaser. Sounds like her.

But the clues (which, admittedly, were a bit more complicated in this case) also add up. The Snowstorm said she has to be “cold-blooded” to survive in her male-dominated line of work, and women have historically had a hard time on the comedy circuit. He said he shared the stage with Rob Lowe and he absolutely killed it on that Comedy Central Roast Rob Lowe. (One of his visual cues was roasted chestnuts, too.) He mentioned “speed dating,” which Nikki done on Instagram Live during the pandemic, plus, of course, Nikki is the current host blind date. We saw a house and a welcome mat, references to Nikki’s Welcome home Nikki Glaser? reality series and heard the phrase “perfect”, most likely a nod to her perfect television special And finally, we got to see a “Masked Universe” comic… and, well, Nikki is a stand-up comic.

The masked singer will leave Halloween behind and get into the current holiday spirit on Thursday—yes, the 24th, Thanksgiving—with a special semifinal episode that will determine which two contestants will advance to the grand finale of Season 8. So, if you’d rather watch Lambs vs. . Snowstorm vs. the Harp that Bills vs. Lions or Patriots vs. Vikings, Fox told you this Tofurkey day. see you then

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