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Sun is a masked celebrity contestant on the fourth US season of The Masked Singer.

Appearance[]

The Sun wears a golden dress that is decorated with gold jewels and accessories. When her gown is removed, a gold bodysuit is revealed underneath. She also wears a golden cape and armbands with sun rays coming out of it, as well as a golden ring in the back. The Sun's mask is a gold Sun with yellow eyes that is also decorated with gold jewels and a gold veil at the back.

Songs[]

Week Song Selection Result
1 "Cuz I Love You" by Lizzo SAFE
3 "Praying" by Kesha SAFE
7 "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin WIN
10 "When the Party's Over" by Billie Eilish WIN
11
(Holiday)
"Rockin Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee N/A
12 "The Story" by Brandi Carlile WINNER

Clues[]

Week Clue
0 (Super Sneak Peek) 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.
1 "Rise and shine, friends, and welcome to my solar sanctuary. I've had some extreme seasons in my life. When I sprung into existence, I felt like the center of the universe. At first, stardom was great, but it was a ton of pressure. The spotlight was scorching and I got burned out, so came my fall into a deep depression. I was frozen. But within the darkness of a quiet place, I transformed into a ray of light. And tonight, I'm springing back to life in this new universe! Sun's out, fun's out!"
3 "I love dressing up as the Sun. It's like every day is Halloween. I really do feel like a kid again. I missed out on a lot of my childhood growing up in a fractured home, but lately, I've made up for that lost time, discovering childlike outlets to make life magical. By going into the woods to find harmony in nature. I love dirt in my toes, a young memory of mine, and a land that slides as my heart walks the line. And I've become a whiz at cooking up tasty treats for like-minded and material girls. Finally, I'm always looking on the bright side, burning ugly rumors out of my life. Now I'm over the moon in this ultimate outlet for fun and joy."
7 "I never thought returning to the stage after all these months would've looked quite like this, but performing again feels absolutely radiant. Enough of me carrying on; honey, take the wheel!"
(Sun's Sol Mate): "Like so many people, the last few months of isolation have been challenging for me and Sun. Y'know, we've tried to make the most of our unexpected time off by taking our RV out on road trips, though I'm always wastin' fuel blastin' the A.C. cause she's so dang hot! Heh heh. We realized we don't need much to be happy, y'know? We just need each other. But, I know Sun really misses entertaining people. Y'know, she's never taken this long of a break from spreading her light to the rest of the world. So Sun, that's why I'm so excited to see you rockin' out in the limelight again. Keep on shining tonight!"
10 "I decided to do this show just for the pure fun and joy. And I feel Like I'm five years old again back at dance competitions where I could just move and be free. But what I didn't expect is for this to awaken the competitor inside me. I have a really hard time expressing my feelings. In the past, I've been afraid to speak dreams out loud, fearful they'd be struck down. But here, I'm not holding back. I now have a hunger and drive in me to win this entire thing. So tonight, against Popcorn, my strategy is to match her emotion and intensity with a song that exposes my entire soul to the world because I really need to shine the brightest for the last spot in the final three. Now let me break out this red-hot clue. Sorry."
12 "You know I've been in the industry a really long time, since I was a kid. But depending on when you discover me has probably influenced who you tink I am. You might see as the little girl with big dreams, or a pop princess, or the more grounded woman I am today. But as the Sun, for the first time in my career, I've gotten to show that I'm all of those things and more. After one of the most emotional performances of my life time last round, I've chosen a song that means even more to me because it's a tribute to the person who has loved me through some of my toughest times. He's always encouraged me to fly. And our love is a testament that love really does conquer all. And I hope that love shines through my performance tonight because it would feel pretty incredible to win.
Week Drone Clue
3 8 Ball
Week Super Clue
10 Fire
Week Secret Santa Gift
12 Robin: Holly Garland
Clue Answers
The recurring blue clues in Sun's Package, such as blueberries and the blue butterfly, were clues to LeAnn's Grammy-winning song, "Blue."
The Jaguar in Sun's Package is a clue to LeAnn's children book called "JAG".
The fire breathing super clue in Sun's Package is a nod to her album, "Spitfire."
Other Clue Answers
The Mickey Mouse head in Sun's first package was a clue towards LeAnn's appearance on Disney Channel in 1997 with LeAnn Rimes in Concert.
The holly garland that Sun gifted Robin was a clue towards LeAnn's appearance in the Lifetime movie, Northern Lights.

Final Guesses[]

Week Robin's Guess Jenny's Guess Ken's Guess Nicole's Guess
12 Katharine McPhee LeAnn Rimes Mandy Moore LeAnn Rimes

First Impressions[]

Robin's First Impression Jenny's First Impression Ken's First Impression Nicole's First Impression
Natasha Bedingfield Demi Lovato Gwyneth Paltrow Katharine McPhee

Trivia[]

  • The mask was initially revealed in the season 4 costume teaser on August 26, 2020,[1] and was later officially revealed on September 7, 2020.[2][3]
  • Sun became the second U.S. female winner of The Masked Singer following Kandi Burruss as Night Angel
    • Sun is also the first consecutive female winner, followed by Sausage in the UK.
  • Sun is the first contestant in the US version to perform a song a cappella.
  • When The Sun was announced as the winner of season 4, a snippet of audio from her performance from week 3 was played.
  • Sun is the first country music superstar to win The Masked Singer.
  • Sun is the fourth country music superstar to appear on The Masked Singer.
  • Sun is the second person to give the first performance of the season and go on to the finals, following Donny Osmond as Peacock.
    • Sun is the first person to do so and win the season. She is also the first to perform both first and last in the season.
  • Sun is the second female contestant to give the first performance of the season.
  • Sun is the first contestant to win a season who was not African-American.
  • She is the second contestant that released a cover of a song of their finale song after being unmasked. The first was Chris Daughtry as Rottweiler. She was then followed by Jewel as Queen of Hearts.
    • However, Leann released her cover of "The Story" four years prior to appearing on The Masked Singer.
  • Sun's 'Sol Mate' was her husband, Eddie Cibrian.
  • Sun is the second contestant to wear a gold mask, with the first being Lion. She was followed by Bulldog.
  • LeAnn Rimes is the third The Masked Singer winner to be a guest panelist, following T-Pain and Wayne Brady. She served as a guest panelist in the season 5 episode "Finale".
  • Sun is the second contestant from Group A to win the show, the first being Monster.
  • Starting in season 5, the Sun costume can be seen backstage along with Monster, Fox, and Night Angel.
  • In an interview for the Fox TV Fan Hub 2021, panelist Jenny McCarthy revealed that Rimes was the least surprising reveal on the show.[4]
  • Robin's first impression guess for Sun was Natasha Bedingfield. She eventually took part in Season 6 as Pepper.
  • Nicole's first impression guess and Robin's final guess for Sun was Katharine McPhee. She took part in Season 6 as half of Banana Split.

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