Though Second Place, Carnie Says Wilson Phillips Felt Like They Won ‘The Masked Singer’


Carnie, Wilson, and Phillips competed as lambs on Wednesday’s season 8 finale of The Masked Singer. The trio snagged the second-place position, losing the number-one spot to Harp Amber Riley. Their last performance was Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” and Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is,” wowing the crowd and judges alike.

After their amazing performance of “Boyfriend” by Harry Styles, Carnie told PEOPLE they might include it in their tour set. “I would love to suggest to the girls to add ‘Boyfriends’ and ‘I Need You Now,’ and possibly ‘Ironic’ to the set list,” Carnie said. “We do a girl group medley, so maybe we could do a Masked Singer medley and add it to the show. I think it’d be really fun.”


How Did Second Place Feel?

Carnie said it felt like they won the Golden Mask trophy regardless of being the runner-up. “It’s just hard to compare the two. It’s very, very different styles of singing. There was that part of me; personally, where I was like, ‘Oh God, I really hope we win.’ And I really thought we had the chance, but it was like we did win. It felt like we still won.”


Wilson thought that Amber really did deserve first place, saying they were glad to be singing next to her.

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“Going all the way that we did, it’s just amazing and an honor. And we wouldn’t have had it any other way,” Wilson revealed. “I mean, if we won, that would’ve been great, too, but I think she really deserved it.”


The Trio’s Experience On ‘The Masked Singer’

Wearing such elaborate costumes can be very challenging; however, according to Carnie, the trio still enjoyed their time on the show. “It was an incredible opportunity for us,” Carnie said. “The whole concept of the show is so unique, and the physical challenge of the costume and the mask.”

Wilson Phillips

“To be under there, it was boiling hot. It was incredibly challenging. The singing part was OK, but it was the standing around while everybody was talking, the comments were being made. For me, it was very hard on my legs– balancing,” she explained. “Actually, in one of the episodes, the piece that went underneath my chin, it rose up to right over my mouth, and I had to talk through it like I was fricking ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ No pun intended!”

“And forget it if you have an itch,” Wilson concluded.

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