Season 8 of FOX’s The Masked Singer premiered a brand-new episode on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET. The reality show exposed fans to three new disguised celebrities who competed. Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, and Nicole Scherzinger were reinstated as judges. Ken Jeong, who tested positive for Covid-19, was unable to attend this week.
Joel McHale of LEGO Masters took Ken’s position on the panel, while legendary actor Leslie Jordan appeared as a guest judge. Unfortunately, this was his last television appearance before passing suddenly in October 2022. The Venus Fly Trap, the Gopher, and the Bride were announced as the three masked celebrities for this week’s competition, which had the theme ‘Hall of Fame Night.’
Unfortunately, one celebrity was revealed after their first performance. The Venus Fly Trap was revealed to be the disguised celebrity to be eliminated after garnering the fewest votes from the studio audience. Fans were outraged after seeing the Venus Fly Trap exposed. Previously, fans accurately anticipated that the celebrity behind the mask was George Foreman, a former professional boxer. Continue reading to find out what social media enthusiasts have to say.
Fans are outraged as George Foreman wins the fewest votes on The Masked Singer season 8
Fans rushed to Twitter to express their shock that the Venus Fly Trap was the first masked celebrity of the night to be eliminated. They couldn’t believe he garnered the fewest votes. Some admirers even claimed to have anticipated that it was George Foreman underneath the mask.
— Chima Amanambu (@chimatronx) November 10, 2022
Venus Flytrap has to take it off first. Robin got it right. It’s former boxing champ George Foreman. Now that’s what I call a lean, mean, fighting machine! #TheMaskedSinger
— Joseph Neil Smalley (@joetalksstuff) November 10, 2022
Here are the indications and cues provided by the Venus Fly Trap to the judges.
Prior to his performance, the Venus Fly Trap showed a video montage to the judges and audience that included hints as to who he may be. He began his clue packet by stating,
“Becoming a Hall-of-Famer isn’t easy, but I’ve done it twice. The first time was in my 20s, and nobody believed I could do it again in my 40s, but I went down as one of the finest in history.”
Orion’s belt, the constellation, and other items such as a lawn chair, towels, and floaties were among the visual clues in his box. A flamingo, a TV guide magazine, a gold medal, and a horseshoe were also there. The Venus Fly Trap played his rendition of The Temptations Get Ready during his performance. The Masked Singer participant gave as his on-stage clue,
“I absorbed the punches and the strikes.”
The judges projected Mike Tyson, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, or George Foreman as the winner. In the end, Robin Thicke was the only one who got it right.