Lambs on 'Masked Singer' reveals one of them was asked to do the show twice and why he turned it down (2023)


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The lambs migrated to greener pastures.

The harmonious trio were the first to go home in the packed Season 8 finale on Wednesday.the masked singer, which automatically meant that Harp won the season. However, before she could be crowned and unmasked, these adorable finalists had to be revealed.

panelistsNicole Scherzinger,robin,ken jeong, miJenny McCarthy-Wahlberghe did very well in the final, with two of the four guessing correctly. McCarthy-Wahlberg stuck to his previous assumption of Chicks, and Jeong received his usual boos from the crowd for his advice about the Kardashian sisters. But it was Scherzinger and Thicke who went with the pop group.wilson phillips- made up of the Carnie sisters and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips - and ultimately reigned victorious.

EW caught up with two of the three Lambs (Phillips couldn't make it) to discuss which of them had turned down the show in the past, the bizarre coincidence behind Harry Styles' cover art, and more.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First of all, congratulations on the ending. Did you intend to win the show or were you just happy with how it turned out?

WENDY WILSON:Well, I mean, we wanted to win, but basically we were ready for anything. If we end up winning, great. Otherwise we would be happy with the winner.

CARNIE WILSON:To the right. But we also knew we had to really focus, and part of the weirdness of the show is that you don't know who anyone is. So you don't know who you're fighting, it's like you have to compete with yourself all the time because you don't know who the hell is under the mask.

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Lambs on 'Masked Singer' reveals one of them was asked to do the show twice and why he turned it down (2)

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What was your reaction when you received the invitation to the show?

WENDY:We were a bit surprised. We are honestly flattered that you thought of us. And I was a little surprised, but it was exciting. I was really good.

PENALTIES:I have been asked twice to do this myself. And I was really too scared to do it myself. So when they called and said [it was for] Wilson Phillips, I was like, "Good!" We all sing solos, but nothing beats the sound of all three. And I felt like it would be okay if we were all together. But that didn't take away from the initial, wow, because it's such a great show kind of reality. And people take it very seriously. There is so much mystery. And I thought what isrealappeal to her? She has that almost European-Japanese TV feel. But the real draw that makes it so exciting, and I don't know, kind of fun, is the fact that there are skins. People love a before and after, they love a revelation. It's very dramatic. So we knew it was important to be invited to be a part of that.


It seems you liked it. What was your favorite show?

WENDY:I was so excited because I got to sing my favorite song by my favorite country band, which is "Need You Now" by Lady A.

PENALTIES:And that was my idea.

WENDY:It was Carnie's idea, but it was a dream come true for me.

PENALTIES:Yes, I like that too. I thought "Ironic" was really cool because it was like a total explosion of harmony when the song wasn't really harmonic. I mean, there was some harmony on the Alanis [Morissette] album, but we were very lucky to get clearance for the song because the co-writer on that song was our co-writer and producer Glen Ballard. I don't know if he pulled some strings with the publisher, but in the end they said, "Just for you, we'll work this out," so we were very lucky with Ironic.

I know they let you tell some people you did the show if they sign a nondisclosure agreement. Did you let someone else do this?

WENDY:I mean, when we came home with our kids and stuff, I think they knew what was going on. But they were sworn to secrecy. So that's it.

PENALTIES:I mean, they told us not to tell anyone. So we told our mom and I told my best friend and the kids and that was it. And it was very hard. because every weekone Week, anyone, whether it's literally in the beauty salon or in the market or anywhere else, someone would say, "Hey, are you the lambs?" I had to smile and say, "Oh, you'll have to find out," or change the subject. I mean, it really wasn't easy. And I had to ignore the tweets. Just ignore, ignore, ignore. I generally don't like to be ignored.

WENDY:Are you kidding! [both laugh]

On the show, you mentioned that you wanted to make your kids proud. you are proud

WENDY:You know, I think they freaked out a little about it. When they see it, they don't know what's going on.

PENALTIES:It's so crazy how the show is where they have the leads and the next and the next: it's really high energy. The show is so crazy. And I think the kids, whenever they see us perform, I think I can speak for all of them, they're always so proud. But they are so humble. And they're so used to seeing us play, but it's almost like... I can't explain it. It's like they don't want it to be real because they're not afraid, but...

WENDY:I also think if her friends found out, hopefully they'd be cool, you know? And then they'd say, "Oh yeah!"

PENALTIES:Or that they were worried that someone would ask them about it because they knew better than to tell anyone. My daughter Lola, she is 17 years old, she has been approached a couple of times. In fact, so is Lucy, my 13-year-old daughter, but they are very smart. They knew how to avoid it.

You just dropped your first new song in 10 years and it's a cover of Harry Styles' Boyfriends. Why did you choose this song?

WENDY:First of all, we love Harry Styles. We are big fans of yours. And when we heard "Boyfriends", we knew that this song could be perfect for us because of the three part harmony. So we just said, 'You know what, guys? Let's do it.

PENALTIES:Yes, and a funny little thing happened to me. My daughter Lola - Harry's record just came out and he's listening to it. And even though "Boyfriends" wasn't the first single, she told me, "Mom, you have to listen to this song. It's amazing." And I especially remember we were walking through In-N-Out drive-thru and I was playing the song and we were in a long line and I played the song and I was like, "This would be great for Wilson Phillips." , "Yeah, you should ask the girls." I said, "Yeah, I have to ask her." When we got our burgers we stopped to eat and I checked my email.

WENDY:Those are nice touches by the way.

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PENALTIES:I know I'm sorry. And there was an email from our manager saying, "You guys need to hear the song 'Boyfriends'. I think that would be a great cover for you guys." And so it happened less than 20 minutes after Lola said it. And then we hear the song again in a hotel. And we thought: 'This is it. We have to do this." But isn't that weird?

Wilson Phillips attends the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Annual Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 2, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

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It was Kismet! Does this mean that you will release more music together?

PENALTIES:I always cross my fingers. So I hope so. I hope this is a catalyst for something. I know there is much more creativity, songwriting and singing in our hearts and souls and nothing satisfies us like singing and writing together. It's been a long time since we wrote songs together. That would be the last [goal] for me, because we've already done a couple of cover albums. It's source material time.

WENDY:Yes, it's been many, many years since we delved into our creativity and created our own. So it would be really cool to see what we have inside and release some original music.

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What was the most shocking reveal on The Masked Singer? ›

Lil Wayne as Robot (Season 3)

But boy were we wrong, and judging by the reactions from the panelists, audiences, and fans on social media, nobody else expected Wayne to grace the stage either. "This is the most shocked I've ever been on this show," panelist Robin Thicke announced.

Who was the lamb in masked singer? ›

The Masked Singer reveals Lambs as Wilson Phillips |

Do the masked singers know who each other are? ›

Contestants aren't allowed to talk to other contestants

Not only do the judges, audience and majority of The Masked Singer staff not know the disguised identity beneath the costumes, but contestants don't know who they're competing against either!

Are the masked singers voices altered when singing? ›

Since it's not really necessary for people wearing giant masks to lip sync, we assume fans have been wondering whether the celebrities on The Masked Singer perform to pre-recorded songs, or if they sing live. The answer is that they sing live.

Who is the most famous person that has been on The Masked Singer? ›

1. Kermit the Frog as Snail. The fifth season of “TMS” promised to be a “game-changer” and it did not disappoint. Nobody could have predicted the infamous green Muppet was hiding inside the Snail costume, which led to the most shocking reveal in the show's history.

Did someone choke on The Masked Singer? ›

'The Masked Singer' history is made as Firefly chokes (literally) on stage, requires medical attention. For the first time in the history of “The Masked Singer,” one contestant choked during the middle of their performance and required medical attention.

Did the Lambs win Masked Singer? ›

“The Masked Singer” aired a two-hour epic finale on Wednesday night, with Harp walking away with the Season 8 Golden Mask Trophy. She defeated Lambs in the first ever all-female final.

Who won The Masked Singer Harp or lambs? ›

Shortly after Amber Riley (Harp) was crowned the champion of “The Masked Singer” Season 8, Gold Derby ran a poll asking fans to name their favorite winner ever. The results are in and it's string-plucking good news for Riley.

Who won the Harp or the lambs? ›

For her final performances, Riley sang Lady Gaga's “The Edge of Glory” and John Mayer's “Gravity.” The performances led to her triumph over the trio known on the show as the Lambs, but were actually, as it turns out, Wilson Phillips (emphasis mine).

Do people on The Masked Singer lip sync? ›

And yes, all performances must be live.

No lip-syncing here! Stars aren't allowed to pre-record their performances, no matter if they have any singing experience or not.

How much does Jenny Mccarthy make on The Masked Singer? ›

Jenny was on the Masked Singer judging bench since the show's first season, she's probably earned somewhere between $1,250,000 (on the low end) and $2,500,000 (on the high end).

How much do Masked Singer judges get paid? ›

Cosmopolitan also reported that judges on the United Kingdom version of The Masked Singer make between $250,000 to $500,000 per episode. The magazine estimated that judges on the United States version make between $1.25 million to $2.5 million, depending on how many seasons they've been a judge.

Do the singers on The Masked Singer get paid? ›

They are paid per week for the episodes they appear in, and receive a signing bonus. Each contestant has no definitive salary, and the dollar amount most likely varies according to the magnitude of the star performing.

How do they keep The Masked Singer a secret with an audience? ›

Limited people in the know

In order to keep the identities of the celebs beneath the costumes a secret until the last minute, show makers make sure less than a handful of people know who is taking part in the show.

Are Masked Singer costumes reused? ›

Some of the Masked Singer characters reuses a previous costume (or parts of a costume) from another iteration of the show. This usually happens on a trade between countries. NOT to be confused with Replicas, which are duplicates of costumes following the same concept of the original.

Who was the first celebrity to leave masked singer? ›

Knitting - Claire Richards. In a special double elimination, Knitting was the first contestant to be eliminated from The Masked Singer 2023, with their identity being confirmed as Steps singer Claire Richards. "I thought you were going to get me from day one, I was so chuffed when you didn't," said Richards.

Who has won the most King of masked singer? ›

Ha Hyun-woo of Guckkasten ("Music Captain of Our Local") has nine consecutive wins, which is the highest number of wins achieved by any contestant (and highest number of males) and Son Seung-yeon ("The East Invincibility") has eight consecutive wins, which is the highest number of consecutive wins ever achieved by a ...

Who was the very first Masked Singer? ›

The Masked Singer Season 1 Winner: T-Pain

Grammy winner T-Pain set the tone for all winners when he won the very first season of the competition. He beat out the Bee (Gladys Knight) and Peacock (Donny Osmond) before taking home the Golden Mask as Monster.

Why did Firefly leave the stage on The Masked Singer? ›

When Firefly performed on last week's The Masked Singer Season 7 premiere, for the first time in the series' history the episode had to pause, after she suffered a mid-performance coughing/choking fit and required immediate medical attention backstage.

Why is popcorn on masked singer? ›

In a crushing triple elimination, the Popcorn was revealed to be none other than three-time Grammy-nominated '80s hitmaker Taylor Dayne.

What happen to Firefly on The Masked Singer? ›

Firefly won over the Masked Singer audience with her performances of Usher's "Bad Girl" and "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke.

When did Wilson Phillips break up? ›

They were the fresh-faced all-American girls that shot to the top of the charts in the early Nineties with their well-known hit Hold On. Wilson Phillips then went their separate ways in 1993, reuniting eight years later before splitting again and reforming this year for a new album and reality TV show.

Who was second place on The Masked Singer? ›

Chris Daughtry

Who is the heart from masked singer? ›

The Masked Singer spoilers: Queen of Hearts is Jewel - GoldDerby.

Who was Lamb and Harp? ›

Under the huge Lamb bonnets were - Wilson Phillips - Chynna Phillips and Carnie and Wendy Wilson. And the champion of season eight was Harp, who was “Glee” alum Amber Riley.

Does The Masked Singer have a winner? ›

Amber Riley as Harp became the eighth champion when she claimed the Golden Mask on November 30, 2022.

Who Won the unmasked Singer last night? ›

And we have a winner! Season 8's reigning queen is Harp, whose powerhouse performances made her unstoppable. The golden mask was revealed to be shielding Glee star Amber Riley.

Who is the mermaid on The Masked Singer? ›

Gloria Gaynor didn't survive the first round of The Masked Singer. The two-time Grammy winner, 79, revealed herself as Mermaid on Wednesday's episode of the Fox singing competition after performing "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Andrew Lloyd Webber Night.

What songs did the Lambs sing in the finale? ›

The Masked Singer season 8 finalists, Lambs, perform "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner in the finale, where they're up against Harp.

Who is hummingbird on masked singer? ›

Indeed, despite a bunch of football-leaning clues and guesses, Hummingbird was ultimately revealed to be Grammy-nominated NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick.

Is Tom Brady on masked singer? ›

They gotta talk about something," Brady said after co-host Gray made a comment regarding the rumor that Brady spent time away from his team during training camp to secretly appear on The Masked Singer. "Wasn't me. I wasn't masked and I'm not a singer.

How long does it take to film The Masked Singer? ›

And while its production cycle was much longer than my “one weekend in a gym” hypothesis, it was much shorter than most TV production cycles: The Masked Singer spent about a month filming its 10 hours of competition (spread over nine episodes).

How real is The Masked Singer? ›

Generally, the show is prerecorded in front of a live studio audience. Even though each episode may be new to viewers at home and the screaming audience on TV may make the show seem like it's being recorded live, the performances are not actually happening in real-time, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Why was Ken missing on Masked Singer? ›

However, the reason behind Jeong's lack of attendance was a simple one: COVID.

How do masked singer judges know so much? ›

The panelists can take notes. Plestis also told CinemaBlend that each judge is given a binder to write down clues and guesses. "When the cameras aren't on them they're taking copious notes.

How much does Nick Cannon get paid for The Masked Singer? ›

Nick Cannon's Earnings from “The Masked Singer”

Cannon makes $5 million per season for the show. Cosmopolitan estimated that other judges on the U.S. version of “The Masked Singer” made between $1.25 million to $2.5 million, depending on how many seasons they've been a judge.

Do the masked singers use their own voices? ›

The Masked Singer contestants do live, but they don't necessarily have to sing in their own voices. The Masked Singer executive producer Craig Plestis recently told People that contestants can manipulate their singing to throw off listeners.

How much does it cost to be a masked singer? ›

According to Bustle, contestants on The Masked Singer likely do not get paid at all. The outlet states the show itself is "just for fun." "Each person behind the masks is a celebrity of some kind who presumably has plenty of money and opportunities, so it wouldn't make sense to give them even more," Bustle continued.

What do you get if you win The Masked Singer? ›

This process of elimination continues for a set number of episodes until three contestants remain in the season finale, and one is declared the winner after they perform again. The "Golden Mask" trophy is awarded as a prize.

What happens to Masked Singer costumes? ›

'All sets and costumes are kept and reused. The costumes are used for marketing or even loaned to international productions of the show,' he explained.

What happens if they push the button on The Masked Singer? ›

A new twist called the 'Take It Off Buzzer' was introduced in this season. The button can be used once for each group. If a panelist pushes it and guesses the celebrity correctly, then the contestant must take off their mask and be eliminated and the panelist will get two extra points towards their Golden Ear score.

How does Masked singer not get leaked? ›

Audience members need to abide by certain rules to ensure that no show secrets are spilled. Before entering the studio, all audience members must hand in their phones and sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Whose racy costume was banned from The Masked Singer? ›

Season 6 kept up with this trend by featuring legendary Sex Pistols singer John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten. There was no question that Lydon had the vocal chops to compete on The Masked Singer, but his Jester costume was at first deemed "too racy" by Fox executives.

Do the contestants on Masked Singer know each other? ›

Contestants aren't allowed to talk to other contestants

Not only do the judges, audience and majority of The Masked Singer staff not know the disguised identity beneath the costumes, but contestants don't know who they're competing against either!

Why are the judges on Masked Singer wearing the same clothes? ›

The reason for this is pretty simple — it's for continuity. If the show wants to edit auditions from various days into the same episode, it won't be as obvious that they were filmed in a different order if the coaches are in the same outfits the whole time.

How did the butterfly get shocked on The Masked Singer? ›

Butterfly explained that when the carbon dioxide stage effects went off during her song, "something short-circuited and I got electrocuted through the platform I was standing on." "It was scary," Butterfly said, referencing her song: "I don't want to be dead on a prayer, I want to be livin. '"

Who was the monster on The Masked Singer? ›

After much mounting anticipation — and being crowned the winner — the monster's identity was revealed: Grammy Award-winning singer and rapper T-Pain was behind the mask! “I didn't have a chance to come into the game with my natural voice and a lot of my peers did and they get accepted.

What was Johnny Rotten On The Masked Singer? ›

Legendary punk rocker John Lydon was revealed to be the contestant dressed as a jester on reality singing competition The Masked Singer. Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, unmasked himself after performing Alice Cooper's “School's Out” and subsequently being eliminated.

Who were the monster on Masked Singer? ›

It Was Revealed To Be Singer Chaka Kahn. Fans had guessed this singer from the first episode, but the judged took a while to catch on. After months of waiting, The Masked Singer's season 3 premiere aired, allowing fans to return to their favorite pastime: guessing celebrities' identities based off of ambiguous clues.

Why did Firefly leave Masked Singer? ›

There was a little bit of drama on The Masked Singer Wednesday, when Firefly walked off stage in protest after finding out she and the Ram had to face off in a duel to find out who was being eliminated. Eventually, the Firefly returned, and the two battled it out.

How is the egg on Masked Singer? ›

The Egg was unveiled on The Masked Singer last night, and it turned out to be Johnny Weir.

Who is bull of hearts on masked singer? ›

Todrick Hall ('The Masked Singer' Bull) unmasked interview: 'Being inside this costume gave me courage'

Who was behind the alien mask in The Masked Singer? ›

The Masked Singer. The Baby Alien has blasted off from The Masked Singer stage for the last time. In the most shocking reveal of season 4 so far, the person behind the show's first puppet costume was revealed to be former NFL quarterback and football analyst Mark Sanchez.

Who is behind the Miss Teddy masked singer? ›

Miss Teddy's reveal is the 100th reveal on the US version of The Masked Singer. The judges previously guessed Jennifer Holiday to be the Cupcake in season 6, but she was Ruth Pointer. The judges guessed Miss Teddy to be Gloria Gaynor, but she was the Mermaid.

Who was the pink dragon on Masked Singer? ›

Chris Jericho was revealed as a pink dragon bride on the Masked Singer show as the wrestler/rocker did his best to belt out some classic songs on the popular Fox singing show.

Who do people think the caterpillar is on Masked Singer? ›

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