The Masked Singer Reveals the Season 4 Winner

Sun, Crocodile and Mushroom have all been unmasked and another season of The Masked Singer has come to an end.

By Lauren Piester Dec 17, 2020 3:00 AMTags
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Another season of The Masked Singer in the books, and it went out with a bang. 

Tonight's finale gave the three finalists a couple of chances to sing one last time before finally revealing some of the biggest stars that have been unmasked in a while. 

First, the Crocodile landed in third place and revealed that our suspicions were correct and he was, in fact, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. The judges were either right on top of it or right around it with guesses of Nick Lachey, Jordan Knight and fellow Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough. Jenny McCarthy was the only one who guessed it correctly.

Second place went to the Mushroom, who has eluded us all season. The panel's guesses were a bit all over the place with singers, and they really leaned into the clue that the Mushroom has a daughter. Neo and Pharrell both got guessed before Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke landed on singer Aloe Blacc, which was the correct answer. 

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It was the Sun who was named the winner, as the panelists predicted back at the beginning of the season. She turned out to be LeAnn Rimes, which Jenny and Nicole guessed exactly right. The other panelists guessed Mandy Moore and Katherine McPhee, but it was clearly the voice of LeAnn Rimes. 

And thus we say goodbye to another roster of formerly masked celebs. You can keep up with them all below!

Sun: LeAnn Rimes

"If you're trying to figure out who I am, here's a hint: This sun knows how to shine like a torch even during the freezing winter."

Clues: Gold Member, extreme seasons, felt like the center of the universe but the spotlight was too much, Mickey Mouse ears, frozen, A Quiet Place, feels like the sun is a reflection of her. She missed out on a lot of childhood growing up in a fractured home, now she's discovering childhood outlets, into the woods, loves dirt in her toes, cauldron, immaterial girl, she's burning ugly rumors, a magic eight ball, Alaska, Baltimore, Mexico, Cows. 

Guess: LeAnn Rimes. Her performance of "Cuz I Love You" sounded exactly like the time Rimes casually sang it and Rimes performed at the 2002 Olympic torch-lighting. 

Mushroom: Aloe Blacc

"If you want to know who's behind the mask, you'll need to figure out who's under my hats."

Lots of Hamilton references in the first clue package: Young, scrappy and hungry, started out in the rat race but kept growing and grinding until somebody said yes to this and he got to be in the shroom where it happens. Lots of Mean Girls references in the second clue package, along with a lot of random things: Pharell's big hat, a grasshopper playing a violin, hot dogs, gardening supplies, a giant beet wearing a tie, Jordyn Woods as the Kangaroo in the Burn Book, two black beetles on a lunch tray, Santa giving off some Elton John vibes with crazy sunglasses and platform shoes. The name he goes by now is not the name he originally had. A boxing ring, a bull, a doll. He has a connection with Robin Thicke. 

Guesses: Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, though neither of them appear to have changed their name. 

Crocodile: Nick Carter

"A special set of keys reversed my game forever. Tic-tac-whoa." 

Clues: Grew up in Hollywood, a fish in a pineapple, naturally into water, Italy. Performed as a kid, skull and crossbones, the number 5, his father didn't believe in him, Shazam, he wants to put the toxic parts of his past behind him, a pinata filled with little dolphins. He once traveled to six continents in 100 hours, he's a total softie, "step by step," a one-track mind. He's connected in some way to Gladys Knight and he was in a huge cult classic movie. 

Guess: Nick Carter. The voice is very similar and he's appeared in a couple of movies you could consider to be cult classics: This Is the End, as part of the Backstreet Boys, and Edward Scissorhands as an extra. 

Jellyfish: Chloe Kim

"I assure you that even though I may be cold-blooded, I have a warm and glowing flow with H20."

Jellyfish was in her own little underwater kingdom until she decided to break out and do all the things she missed out on, like wearing flower crowns at Glowchella and taking pics with other fish. She was really close to her dad, and for years he would wake up at 3 a.m. and drive her to "gigs" in far away lands, nail file, calculator, stapler, X's and O's. She's never performed on a stage like this before.

Random clues: The Little(ish) Jellyfish, Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish lyrics, baby powder, the USS Big Bird, yoga, 7:20, a stingray with a mullet playing a triangle, a double-sided light saber, cereal. 

Guesses: We're with Jenny McCarthy on this one: Olympian McKayla Maroney

Seahorse: Tori Kelly

"Living in the ocean can be dangerous, so it's always good to find a quiet place to hide."

Clues: Felt trapped by her insecurities, too shy to release the fire burning inside, felt lost in the world, a warthog, always swimming up stream, gets to stop playing tug of war with herself and gets to explore the "dauntless diva" within. She's tame in her normal life but in the costume her inner diva comes alive, she tried to make a name for herself but got rejected, green light, rodeo, Daisy Duke shorts, stayed in her room for a thousand years spilling her soul onto the page, experienced unimaginable loss and pain lately, a balloon filled with feathers designed to help "not confuse," two baby dolls, a Christmas wreath, Nashville chicken, a box of tissues.

Guess: Tori Kelly. Her spot-on Britney Spears impression is well-documented, and she and Hunter Hayes (the Astronaut) have performed together. 

Popcorn: Taylor Dayne

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, what makes me the biggest miracle of all?"

Clues: Snacks and the City, goldfish wearing hoops, tiger, built a career around love but she's a "hard-corn" hustler, works long nights "rushin'" from one job to the next, meatloaf, snake, apples, a little cheesy, she jet sets to exotic places with royalty. She wanted to step out of her comfort zone and loves "flirtin'" with Nick. She wasn't always healthy and had trouble eating or sleeping until she found her voice, soap opera vibes, 16 candles, hair crimper, Rubix cube, rainbow flag, Venus, Matzo ball soup with bunny ears, a fancy sewing kit, her BFF is a former Masked Singer contestant. 

Guesses: Taylor Dayne. Just listen to her sing

Broccoli: Paul Anka

"I'm a broco-lean, mean, heart-pumping machine. After all, it's how I got my six-pack."

The first clue package for Broccoli made it seem like he was a younger social media star. He was even making "BrikBroks" and talking about being a kid "rolling with the OG," but there was nothing young about his voice. He said a contest "greased the wheels" for his career and now he works for the biggest artists. Performing is his passion and he's been on many stages, and he's always wanted to be a Broccoli.

Random clues: Dogs that are actually peppers, soup, cheese, a Mariachi band, a license plate reading "LD1ESMN," Foodfellas, Copabanana, the number 900, 6:00 a.m., a bacon pineapple pizza, 3-7-2-6-5, Black 26 on a roulette wheel.

Serpent: Dr. Elvis Francois

"If you want to know how I instantly appeared, here's the prescription number to my identity." 

 Clues: Library, he wanted to "heal pain," the Caribbean, a book called "How to Get Yourself Out of Debt," a fire extinguisher, his dad helped him get on a path to success by lighting a fire inside him. He could barely pay rent, two dollars, a croissant, doctor scrubs, manual labor, pink cadillac, a bottle of milk. 

Whatchamacallit: Lonzo Ball

"Some might say that my career had a magical start."

Clues: People think he's shy and he lets others absorb his spotlight, "dance with the stars," candybars, time to turn the tables on the world because he doesn't want to be "hair today," gone tomorrow. It's taken some rough patches to get here, Up, got some news about his mom that shook his world, his mom wanted him to continue the ride so he pushed forward, dimes, a bedtime story, Ken should know exactly who he is. 

Snow Owls: Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

"You can try and figure out who we are, but as for who is more talented, it's a tie." 

Clues: We haven't seen them together in a while but now it's time for a family reunion, he's a prankster who once covered their house in snow, a pearl, a rose, Hollywood, Magnolia and "Quarrel Canyon." He was going through a messy breakup and she acted as his anchor, DAL on a basketball, a light up D, she had an opportunity "fit for a queen," she took a leap of faith and he was her knight in shining armor, a witch's hat. 

Squiggly Monster: Bob Saget

"It's very fitting that I have so many appendages. After all, I'm known for having a lot of hands to latch onto."

Clues: He's a father figure and a scoundrel, a worry wart and a maniac. Yarn and chocolate chip cookies. He's easy on the eyes. 

Lips: Wendy Williams

"If you want a hint about me, I own who I am. I know my voice can go high, but my dishes go deep."

Clues: She always speaks her truth and has a big mouth, loves making waves, wants to feed a performance that will get people talking, ice cream with cherries on top 

Baby Alien: Mark Sanchez

"If you're looking for a hint about this Baby Alien, all you have to do is look to the stars."

Clues: used to be on the Tony Awards stage, the Liberty Bell, roses, sleeps in a crib, "stuck in second gear." Baywatch, he's been roasted before, has had his public relationships probed, had close enounters with money-hungry sharks, wants to help other baby aliens avoid the same traps, a toy firetruck, Joel McHale is hot on his trail. 

 

Giraffe: Brian Austin Green

"If you're looking for a hint to my identity, you should know I share something in common with a powerful giant."

Clues: He's had a roller coaster career, music is in his blood but he became the butt of jokes when he took a big risk and crashed and burned, $3, drummed up towering success, he's in the driver's seat and he's off to the races. He's survived and thrived by seeing the big picture and staying above the drama, peaches, his whole world recently became crashing down, his life was transformed in the blink of an eye, had a terrifying episode that scrambled his brain, he defeated his invisible predator and now he's at a crossroads in life, but as long as he has his herd he'll be fine. A green apple, Fox, a domino with two fours. 

Gremlin: Mickey Rourke

"Check the gremlin manual and you'll see I can thrive when the temperature is a cool 66.5 degrees." 

Clues: Checkered history, has a fluffy side and adores all animals, loves to cook. 

 

Dragon: Busta Rhymes

"If you want a hot clue to finding my identity, just look into stocks and bonds." 

Clues: His lair is a bit humid, he loves a funky outrageous costume, he's on a quest to be the best, his fire is "dangerous," he switched gears and now he has a lot of gold, a bone, the Statue of Liberty

Revealed to be Busta Rhymes in episode one.

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