The Masked Singer season 4 came to a climactic conclusion on Wednesday, December 16, with the final 3 contestants performing one last time in an effort to win the coveted Golden Mask trophy. At the end of the night, only one finalist was crowned the winner, but all were unmasked to reveal their secret celebrity identities.
So, what happened during the finale of The Masked Singer season 4, and who was revealed? Read on to find out.
BEWARE OF MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Scroll to the end to find out who was eliminated and unmasked.
‘The Masked Singer’ Season 4 Finale Recap
Following an hour-long season recap of the “Road to the Finals,” it was time for one final round of performances, clues, guesses, and voting to determine the winner. For the season 4 finale of The Masked Singer, the final 3 contestants competing for the champion title were the Crocodile, the Sun, and the Mushroom.
Kicking off the finale performances was the Crocodile, who sang “Open Arms” with Journey. Robin Thicke said it felt like the celebrity behind the mask has been waiting his whole life to sing that song live. Crocodile said that while he loves performing, “I discovered that a lot of my joy comes from knowing that I’m taking care of my kids and my family.” He brought a gift for Jenny as a thank you for her “kind words;” the gift was an angel figurine.
The Mushroom chose to perform his daughter’s favorite song, “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder, for his finale number. His holiday gift was for Nicole Scherzinger – he gave her “Mushroom Cookie Dough Ice Cream.”
Before the Sun‘s performance, she reflected on how she’s been in the industry since she was a kid, adding that depending on when you discovered her on her career path likely influenced how you see her today. She paid tribute to the person who’s most important to her, singing “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. The Sun’s Secret Santa gift was for Robin Thicke, and she gifted him a garland of mistletoe.
After their performances, it was time for the audience and judges to vote to determine the season 4 winner. With the votes calculated, it was determined that the Crocodile finished in 3rd place.
When the Crocodile took off his mask, he revealed himself as… Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter!
Finally, with only two competitors left, it was time to find out who won season 2, the Sun or the Mushroom?
The Season 4 Winner of ‘The Masked Singer’ Is…
… the Sun!
With the Sun crowned the season’s victor, it was time for the Mushroom to take off his mask and reveal his identity. He revealed himself to be singer-songwriter and producer Aloe Blacc. Blacc performed on the Hamilton mixtape, which explained the references to Hamilton in his clue packages.
Finally, the Sun took off her mask to reveal herself as singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes. When asked what it was like competing on The Masked Singer, Rimes said “This has been an overwhelming experience. I didn’t expect this to be this much work… I’ve totally been brought back to when I was a kid.”
The Sun was not the only winner this season. The winner of the first-ever Golden Ear trophy, awarded to the panelist with the most correct first impression guesses, was Jenny McCarthy.