Here's What 'Masked Singer' Season 4 Winner LeAnn Rimes Revealed about Her Journey on the Show

Odette Odendaal
Dec 18, 2020
08:55 A.M.

In what turned into a liberation year for LeAnn Rimes, she also got crowned as the winner of season 4 of "The Masked Singer." An interesting journey for the country singer.


Two-time Grammy-winning artist LeAnn Rimes faced a unique challenge when she committed to her participation in "The Masked Singer," adding to an interesting but freeing year.

For the final, Rimes came up against Nick Carter, revealed under the Crocodile suit, and Aloe Blacc, who hid under the mushroom, and her win came as a surprise to Rimes because of her initial hesitation in competing.

LeAnn Rimes attends the 34th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on May 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images.

LeAnn Rimes attends the 34th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on May 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images.



While the show's costumes hide their identity, Rimes found herself hiding under a different type of mask for many years. In October, the country singer shared that she got diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 2.

Elaborating on the condition in an essay, Rimes had previously spoken about it but she never really shared or shown how psoriasis affects her in daily life. Changing the cycle changed her experience, as she wrote:

"So it felt very, very liberating. And from the comments from people, I think that it was a liberation for a lot of other people too."



Growing up in the spotlight also provided its own set of challenges. Emotionally, it affected Rimes to the point where she checked herself into a mental health facility for depression and anxiety at the age of 30.

Having shared her struggle with mental health, Rimes did it for the same reason; she decided to talk about her psoriasis diagnosis - to bring awareness and understanding to misunderstood conditions.



However, Rimes' participation in "The Masked Singer" provided her with a different challenge, one that almost had her decide against competing. She was sure her unique voice would give her away from the get-go.

Rimes decided not to disguise her voice since it would compromise the quality of her singing. After her first performance, people guessed her identity correctly, just as she had expected.



Even so, the country singer remained tight-lipped as she enjoyed watching it all unfold, but there is one thing the show wouldn't let her do - perform one of her own songs for the finale, as she quipped during an interview:

“I was trying to convince them of that. But they have yet to be convinced. So we’ll see if they allow anybody to do it on the future episodes.”


While LeAnn Rimes had to adhere to the singing competition's regulations, she didn't have to comply with a similar rule set during her childhood. So, Rimes recently shared her rendition of Reba McEntire's "Fancy."

Even though Rimes loves the song, adults didn't want her to sing it as a child, and she stepped out in style for her performance of the song. Wearing a loose red dress, and a cowboy hat, Rimes rocked the beloved tune.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Kelly Clarkson's Dad Wanted Kids at His Side When on His Deathbed – Kelly 'Did Not Show up,’ Claims Brother

March 17, 2022

Alicia Keys Grew up without a Dad after He Abandoned Her — Meet the Singer's Mother Who Raised Her Alone

May 13, 2022

Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski Said Faith Helped Her Foresee Fatal Diagnosis and Get Through Her Divorce

February 23, 2022

Naomi Judd's Heart Was 'Ripped Out and Stomped on by Men' ⁠— Inside Her Marriages

May 06, 2022

Who Is Noah Thompson? Everything to Know About ‘American Idol’ Winner

May 23, 2022

Dolly Parton's Style Was Called 'Cheap' & 'Hillbilly' — She Does Not Spend a Lot of Money on Clothes

April 27, 2022

Who Is Leah Marlene’s Dad? Facts about the ‘American Idol’ Season 20 Finalist and Her Famous Father

May 23, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Survived the 'Worst Moments' in Her Life Before Giving Birth to Her Children

January 26, 2022

Minnie Riperton Took Last Breath in Her Husband's Arms at 31 — Inside Their Interracial Marriage

April 26, 2022

Tina Turner's 2nd Spouse Sacrificed an Organ to Save Her Because He 'Didn't Want Another Woman'

April 24, 2022

Who Won 'The Masked Singer' Season 7? The Show Reveals Identities of Firefly, Ringmaster, and Prince

May 19, 2022

Dolly Parton Was Born into Poverty with 11 Siblings — She Is Always Proud of Her ‘Trash’ Background

February 20, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Said She Will Be ‘Single Forever’ Amid Divorce from Ex Who ‘Was Using Her for Money’

January 25, 2022

George Strait 'Eloped' with His 'Really Hot' Wife — 51 Years Later They 'Still Like Each Other'

December 05, 2022