It was “Fright Night” on Fox’s The Masked Singerand two icons gave his judges fright of their lives.
Season 8, episode 9 featured two more revelations.
In a real shock, the Scarecrow volunteered to reveal and let the other rivals move on.
Under the hood was Linda Blair, the Oscar-nominated, head-turning, projectile-vomiting child star of The Exorcist. “My mind is blown right now,” commented judge Jenny McCarthy. “I’ve never been more shocked by this series than I am right now.”
Judging by the faces of the audience and her fellow panelists, she wasn’t the only one.
Shortly after, Sir Bugaboo was revealed after a battle royale with Snowstorm, where both contestants took turns singing Rockwell’s “Somebody Watching Me”.
Under the mask was the original Ghostbuster, Ray Parker, Jr., whose theme song to the classic ’80s comedy-horror charted three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award (for Best Pop Instrumental Performance).
“What an honor to have you on the show, man,” commented judge Robin Thicke.
“It’s good to be here. I’ve had too much fun,” was his reply.
When asked if he wanted to share a thought with the audience, Parker’s message was clear: If you need an extra celebrity on the show, who are you going to call?
Blair and Parker join the likes of George Foreman (Venus Flytrap), George Clinton (Gopher), Daymond John (Fortune Teller), “The Brady Boys” Mike Lookinland, Barry Williams and Christopher Knight (Mummies), Montell Jordan (Panther) , Jeff Dunham (Pi-Rat), Chris Kirkpatrick (Hummingbird), Eric Idle (Hedgehog) and William Shatner (Knight) as so far revealed participants in the 2022 series.
TMS Season 8 introduces several changes to its format.
For the first time, each episode features a brand new round of masked celebrities, with only one contestant moving forward at the end of the hour. Plus, the audience will vote in the studio for their favorite performance of the night, and the singer with the lowest number will then unmask mid-show before taking his place in the new Masked Singer VIP section to watch the rest of the episode.