LeAnn Rimes shone the brightest on The Masked Singer season 4 finale on Wednesday night (US time), proving how much she deserved to be wearing the sun costume through an entertaining and competitive season.
Rimes made it to the final three along with the “Crocodile” (Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys) and “Mushroom” (Aloe Blacc). Rimes was the last to perform during the finale, and said she dedicated her performance to her longtime love. Like all her performances in the show, the “Sun” wowed everyone with her performance of “The Story” by Brandi Carlile.
Rimes became everyone’s top pick when she effortlessly gave a perfect a cappella rendition of Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over” during the semi-finals. Adding to her incredible voice is her fearlessness to tackle a variety of genre that showcase both her singing and dancing abilities.
The 38-year-old country music powerhouse was all smiles as she accepted her Golden Mas trophy, but choked up a bit as she shared how her experience at The Masked Singer brought her back to the roots of why she always wanted to sing for a living.
“To give and receive love and that’s totally what happened,” Rimes said during brief remarks.
Back in 1997, Rimes made Grammy history at age 15 when she became the youngest winner of Best New Artist. She also took home the award that year for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Blue.” Over the years, LeAnn has been nominated for music’s highest honor another five times.
She has scored one No. 1 hit and 12 Top 10 Billboard Country Airplay singles during an illustrious 25-year career that has led to crossover success in movies and on television. Longtime fans of Rimes may recall this is not her first reality television singing experience. As a little girl, she appeared on Star Search.
The Masked Singer, which premiered on Fox in January 2019, was originally from South Korea’s television series “King of Mask Singer”. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the reality singing competition feature celebrities singing songs while wearing elaborate head-to-toe costumes to conceal their identities. Judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thickle vote alongside an audience for their favorite performer. The least popular is eliminated, and their identity is revealed.
T-Pain, Wayne Brady and Kandi Burruss won the first three seasons, respectively.
The series has received the highest television ratings for a non-sports program in the adults 18–49 key demographic each American television season it has aired.
A fifth season is scheduled to air in 2021.