The Masked Singer: Nikki Glaser reveals identity after dedicating performances to late Bob Saget

The Masked Singer: Nikki Glaser reveals identity after dedicating performances to late Bob Saget

Nikki Glaser revealed her identity on Thursday’s semifinals episode of The Masked Singer after dedicating her performances to late comedian Bob Saget.

The 38-year-old comedian performed as Snowstorm and was eliminated as Harp and the Lambs trio advanced to the season eight finals of the hit Fox show.

Snowstorm after performing a strong rendition of Thinking Of You by Katy Perry offered a clue to panelists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger as silver balloons were brought onto the stage.

Semifinals episode: Nikki Glaser revealed her identity on Thursday's semifinals episode of The Masked Singer after dedicating her performances to late comedian Bob Saget

Semifinals episode: Nikki Glaser revealed her identity on Thursday’s semifinals episode of The Masked Singer after dedicating her performances to late comedian Bob Saget

The balloons read ‘SQUIGGLY’ in reference to Squiggly Monster who competed during season four of The Masked Singer in 2020.

‘Squiggly Monster was a dear friend of mine and is no longer with us, and it feels really weird to cry with this voice,’ said Snowstorm whose voice was distorted to hide her identity.

‘Um, he was the reason that I decided to do this show, because his experience was just so rewarding. And I’m so glad he got to have it before he passed away. So my performances have been for him, whether he would want that or not,’ Snowstorm added.

‘We love him as well. As you know, Squiggly Monster was the great Bob Saget and we lost him way, way too soon. He was amazing on this show and an amazing friend and amazing comedian,’ said show host Nick Cannon, 42.

Late comedian: Bob Saget, shown in November 2021 in Beverly Hills, California, died in January at age 65

Late comedian: Bob Saget, shown in November 2021 in Beverly Hills, California, died in January at age 65

Bob died in January at age 65 of blunt head trauma from an accidental blow to the back of his head, most likely from a fall.

Snowstorm before her performance on the Thanksgiving episode said in a clues package that she dreamed of being a pop star when she was a little girl.

‘When I was in high school, I was taking voice lessons. And one day in high school, my mom said she got a call from my teacher, saying ”I’m sorry, but your daughter doesn’t have it.” That was the day my dream died. That’s why I’m thankful I’m still on this show. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to express myself in a way I never thought I’d be able to artistically,’ she said.

Childhood dream: Snowstorm before her performance on the Thanksgiving episode said in a clues package that she dreamed of being a pop star when she was a little girl

Childhood dream: Snowstorm before her performance on the Thanksgiving episode said in a clues package that she dreamed of being a pop star when she was a little girl

‘And I hope I’m making it to the finals next week and I can continue to inspire any kid of adult out there who doesn’t think they have it. Because I promise you, you do have it. You just have to unmask it. If my voice teacher is watching, don’t change the channel. Because proving you wrong someday has kept me going all these years. This one is for you, dreamkiller!,’ Snowstorm added.

Snowstorm was eliminated after a three-way Battle Royale with Harp and Lambs in which they each took turns performing Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson.

Jenny, 50, was the only panelist to correctly guess that Snowstorm was Nikki.

Correct guess: Jenny McCarthy, 50, was the only panelist to correctly guess that Snowstorm was Nikki

Correct guess: Jenny McCarthy, 50, was the only panelist to correctly guess that Snowstorm was Nikki

Nikki after being unmasked said The Masked Singer helped her forget ‘all of the insecurities I had around singing and really explore my voice.’

‘And it’s something I’m so excited to keep doing after this,’ Nikki added.

‘I’m really excited, Nikki, for you to make an album where you can show your beautiful voice and make it fun and humorous as well,’ Nicole, 44, told her.

Insecurities gone: Nikki after being unmasked said The Masked Singer helped her forget 'all of the insecurities I had around singing and really explore my voice'

Insecurities gone: Nikki after being unmasked said The Masked Singer helped her forget ‘all of the insecurities I had around singing and really explore my voice’

Harp earlier in the show performed About Damn Time by Lizzo.

She showed off her full range and some dance moves much to the delight of the panelists and studio audience. 

The Lambs trio also sang Need You Now by Lady A.

The Masked Singer will return on Wednesday with a two-hour season finale.

About time: Harp earlier in the show performed About Damn Time by Lizzo

About time: Harp earlier in the show performed About Damn Time by Lizzo

Terrific trio: The Lambs trio also sang Need You Now by Lady A during the semifinals episode

Terrific trio: The Lambs trio also sang Need You Now by Lady A during the semifinals episode

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