The Masked Singer: William Shatner reveals his identity after playing Knight in the season premiere


William Shatner, after appearing in a knight costume, was one of two celebrities eliminated on Wednesday’s season eight premiere of The Masked Singer on Fox.

The 91-year-old legendary Star Trek captain posed in a Knight mask while riding a golden goose. Before being revealed, Shatner said he couldn’t believe it took him eight seasons to get on the show.

“I was waiting for the home gig, but Nick (Cannon) keeps having babies, so I guess he’s not going anywhere,” Shatner quipped.

Season premiere: William Shatner, after appearing in a knight costume, was one of two celebrities eliminated on Wednesday's season eight premiere of Fox's The Masked Singer

Season premiere: William Shatner, after appearing in a knight costume, was one of two celebrities eliminated on Wednesday’s season eight premiere of Fox’s The Masked Singer

His clues include the fact that he worked with George Lucas and released albums. The knight performed Fred Astaire’s Puttin’ On The Ritz as dancers swirled around him.

“His voice is like a voiceover, familiar,” said Robin Thicke, 45.

Ken Jeong, 52, suggested it might be David Hasselhoff. Robin thought it was “Weird Al” Yankovic, but Jenny correctly guessed it was Shatner.

“We’re not worthy,” Nick, 41, said when he was unmasked.

TV legend: 91-year-old legendary Star Trek captain poses in Knight mask while riding golden goose

TV legend: 91-year-old legendary Star Trek captain poses in Knight mask while riding golden goose

Good: “I’ve been waiting for the homecoming gig, but Nick (Cannon) keeps having babies, so I guess he’s not going anywhere,” Shatner quipped

Familiar voice: “His voice is like a voiceover, familiar,” said panelist Robin Thicke

Nick asked him what it was like to be on the show and the TV legend said it was terrible.

“I can’t tell you how horrible it was,” Shatner said. “I couldn’t see anything. i can’t walk The noise was deafening. The mask was being erased.

“Well Mr. Shatner, thanks for doing our little old show,” Nick said.

Honest answer: “I can’t tell you how awful it was,” Shatner said. “I couldn’t see anything. i can’t walk The noise was deafening. The mask was being erased.

“He’s a 91-year-old living legend,” Jenny said.

Monty Python star Eric Idle, 79, who played the Hedgehog, was also eliminated.

“It was a bit hot in there and it’s actually John Cleese’s real body,” Eric said of his costume.

Double elimination: Monty Python star Eric Idle, 79, who played the Hedgehog, was also eliminated

Double elimination: Monty Python star Eric Idle, 79, who played the Hedgehog, was also eliminated

A bit hot: “It was a bit hot in there and it’s actually John Cleese’s real body,” Eric said of his costume

“I’ve seen every Monty Python movie,” Robin told him.

Kato Taralej shared that he was photographed naked in Playboy. He also said that he is part of one of the most famous bands of all time and has a cult following.

Hedgehog performed the Beatles song Love Me Do accompanied by the college marching band. When he finished, confetti rained down on him.

Beatles song: Hedgehog performed the Beatles song Love Me Do accompanied by a college marching band

Beatles song: Hedgehog performed the Beatles song Love Me Do accompanied by a college marching band

“Let me tell you, Hedgehog, I dug it,” said Robin.

The hedgehog shared that he won a Tony and a Grammy as his clue. Ken thought it might be Ringo Starr or Elton John.

“No, Ken!” shouted the crowd.

Panelists: Robin, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger are back for an eighth season of the Fox show

Panelists: Robin, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger are back for an eighth season of the Fox show

Jenny thought it might be John Cleese or Michael Palin. Nicole thought it might be Love Actually actor Bill Nighy.

Robin said she was a big Monty Python fan and correctly guessed it was Eric.

Eric later revealed that he wanted to sing this Beatles song because it was the first song written by Paul McCartney.

Comedy legend: Eric later revealed that he wanted to sing this Beatles song because it was the first song written by Paul McCartney

Comedy legend: Eric later revealed that he wanted to sing this Beatles song because it was the first song written by Paul McCartney

“So I wrote him and asked if I could do it,” Eric said. “I got a letter back saying ‘Yes, you can do the song, but could you tell me what the show is so I can make sure I avoid it.’

Eric then performed his iconic song Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from the movie The Life of Brian.

Unlike other seasons, in the new royal version, only one contestant from each group will advance in the competition and will be crowned the king or queen of the evening.

Iconic Song: Eric then performed his iconic song Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from the movie Life of Brian

Iconic Song: Eric then performed his iconic song Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from the movie Life of Brian

The remaining contestants would be revealed and all contestants would compete for the coveted Golden Mask trophy.

The first competitor of the evening was the golden harp. Before performing, Harp shared that as a teenager she auditioned for one of the biggest shows in the world. She said she didn’t fit the mold and was rejected.

After Harp sang Pink’s song Perfect, the panel was impressed.

First up: The first contestant of the night was the golden harp

First up: The first contestant of the night was the golden harp

“Net in my life has made me stronger, but I’m not taking no for an answer tonight,” Harp said.

“Talk about a beautiful instrument,” Nick said.

“You were extremely powerful,” said Nicole Scherzinger, 44. “You command that stage.”

High score: “You were beyond powerful,” said Nicole Scherzinger, 44. “You command this stage”

Robin guessed it might be Queen Latifah. Jenny McCarthy, 49, thought she might be Jordin Sparks or Fantasia. Ken guessed it might be Jennifer Hudson.

Hummingbird, who sported giant flower wings and wore a pink suit, performed David DeGraw’s I Don’t Wanna Be. He shared that he started with the help of Shaq and showed off a pair of football cleats. Colibri said he also helped dominate the Super Bowl.

“Do we have Tom Brady?” Ken said.

Colorful costume: Hummingbird, who sported giant colorful wings and wore a pink costume, performed David DeGraw's song I Don't Wanna Be

Colorful costume: Hummingbird, who sported giant colorful wings and wore a pink costume, performed David DeGraw’s song I Don’t Wanna Be

“I’m just human and I’m so nervous to step on that stage tonight,” Hummingbird said.

After his performance, Robin told him that it was a great song choice and that it hit all the notes. Nick asked Hummingbird which gold award he valued most. Hummingbird said his favorite awards are silver, but that doesn’t mean second place.

“That screams like a football legend, someone who has won two Super Bowl rings,” Ken said. “Like Peyton Manning, who has football in his DNA.”

Football guess: “That screams like a football legend, someone who won two Super Bowl rings,” Ken said. “Like Peyton Manning, who has football in his DNA”

Ken also said he thinks it might be Tom Brady.

“I think this might be the greatest of all time,” Ken said. “He just got fined for not showing up to training camp because he’s here in The Masked Singer.

Robin guessed it was Deion Sanders. Jenny thought it might be singer Rob Thomas or Chad Kroeger.

Scary guesses: Annie thought it might be singer Rob Thomas or Chad Kroeger

Scary guesses: Annie thought it might be singer Rob Thomas or Chad Kroeger

Harp was crowned the first queen of the season and will move on in the competition.

The hummingbird will be revealed next week.

The Masked Singer returns next Wednesday on Fox.

First Lady: Harp was crowned the first lady of the season and will move forward in the competition

First Lady: Harp was crowned the first lady of the season and will move forward in the competition



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