LeAnn Rimes Crowned Winner of ‘The Masked Singer’

Season four of The Masked Singer wrapped on Wednesday night (Dec. 16) and LeAnn Rimes was revealed as the singer…


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December 17, 2020


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The Sun- The Masked Singer

Season four of The Masked Singer wrapped on Wednesday night (Dec. 16) and LeAnn Rimes was revealed as the singer behind the sun costume and the overall champion of the season.

Rimes made it to the finale after singing “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish during the semi-finals and closed out her run on the show with a cover of “The Story” by Brandi Carlile.

Only two of The Masked Singer judges, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Nicole Scherzinger, were able to guess that Rimes was behind the Sun. Ken Jeong thought Mandy Moore was behind the mask, while Robin Thicke believed it was Katharine McPhee.

Previous guesses included Demi Lovato, Madonna, Carrie Underwood, Jewel and Kate Hudson.

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“I never thought I would do anything like this and I don’t think I’ll ever do anything like it again,” Rimes told Variety. “It’s such a unique show. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I’m so glad I did.”

Rimes went on to share how she found comfort in being on the show amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it allowed her the chance to perform.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.