The best performances from The Masked Singer season 4
Season 4 of The Masked Singer is officially in full swing, which means new performances to enjoy (and, okay, maybe a few to laugh at, too).
The new episodes are sure to feature hit songs sung by incredible singers and non-singers alike, and in honor of those brilliant renditions, EW is breaking down all of the best performances from each episode of season 4 of The Masked Singer. Be sure to check back, because we will be updating this list throughout the season.
Sun singing "Cuz I Love You" by Lizzo
Week 1: Sun's version of Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" made us feel like we were truly walking on sunshine. This performance kicked off the season, and it's no wonder — it was one of the best vocal performances on the show to date. Belting and sustaining those high notes was a piece of cake for Sun, who made the whole thing look all too easy.
Seahorse singing "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna
Week 2: Looks like Sun has some major competition! In her first performance, Seahorse proved she's in it to win it with her incredible vocals that were a perfect match for Rihanna's hit. Choreography has been rather light on the show up to this point, but she still brought the energy, and those blow-up cactus costumes worn by the background dancers were hard to resist. Seahorse won this week by a landslide.
Sun singing "Praying" by Kesha
Week 3: The judges praised this performance as one of their favorite vocals from a female singer ever on the show, and we have to agree. Sun once again belted her way through all the high notes, bringing the emotion along the way. The gorgeous set decorations and costumes on the backup dancers didn't hurt either. Shoutout to Snow Owls, who bring the adorable duet game week after week, though.
Crocodile singing "Toxic" by Britney Spears
Week 4: (In best Ken Jeong impression): Ok, hear me out. Yes, Seahorse had the most astounding vocals tonight, Serpent's smooth voice could melt butter, Whatchamacallit brought the rap game, and Baby Alien boldly pulled double duty as a puppeteer and singer. But, after several weeks of tamer choreography and less theatrics overall, Crocodile kicked off the week with camp galore, fun choreography (was anyone else concerned about the back-up dancers meeting the wrong end of that tail?), and he managed to sound good while completely throwing his voice for a second week in a row. An effort like that deserves a shoutout.
Mushroom singing "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush
Week 5: After what seemed like the longest wait in Masked Singer history (thanks, World Series!), we finally met Group C, and they sure did bring the party. Mushroom, though, brought the emotion with their goosebump-inducing performance of "This Woman's Work," which was sung entirely in falsetto. That's not an easy thing to do well, but they spore did nail it. We're looking forward to more entrancing performances from this fungi.
Jellyfish singing "Crazy" by Patsy Cline
Week 6: It came down to Mushroom and Jellyfish this week, and while we loved both, Jellyfish gets the edge here for overcoming her first episode nerves and bringing a fresh spin to a classic. Her vocals were perfectly suited to Cline's song, and really allowed her to showcase her vocal chops. Her voice has a nice sultry edge to it, and she definitely played that up here. You glow, girl.
Sun singing "Piece Of My Heart" by Janis Joplin
Week 7: This week gave us the Group A Finals, and you could say everybody brought their A game accordingly. It's just so hard to resist Sun's vocals, especially when she switches things up a bit. This week, she brought a sultry-rock vibe to the stage, and even rocked some pants to go with it! The nightmare-inducing centaur things were weird, and we're not entirely sure why they were there, but Sun can't be faulted for that.
Seahorse singing "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Week 8: Season 4 is rapidly turning out to be the season of Britney Spears! First, Croc gave us his all-falsetto version of "Toxic," and now Seahorse has given us a truly great Spears impression with "...Baby One More Time." Not only did she sound just like the pop star, she also managed to elevate the original by taking some of those notes to the stratosphere. It allowed her to horse around a little, and the performance was great enough to sea her through to the Super Six.
Mushroom singing “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway in the Smackdown
Week 9: Seems like Mushroom really should have been cast as a Chameleon this season! Everyone’s favorite fungi showed yet another part of their range in this smackdown performance, which also featured a richer tone than we’ve seen in the past. It was a shorter performance by definition but it packed a punch. Mushy’s emotional and at times sultry take on the song was beautiful, and was easily enough to see the talented spore through to the Super Six.
Sun singing "When the Party's Over" by Billie Eilish
Week 10: The Super Six did not come to mess around! This episode didn't disappoint, and all of the performances were incredible. In fact, it was one of our favorite episodes yet. It's hard to overlook the Sun though for her emotional take on Billie Eilish's song. The vocals, which she performed almost entirely a cappella(!), brought the panelists and EW staffers to tears and gave us full-body goosebumps. Not only was it this week's best, but it just might be one of the top performances in Masked Singer history.
Sun, Mushroom, and Crocodile singing "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" by Mariah Carey
Week 11: Maybe it's the impending holidays and the spirit they bring. Maybe it's the fact this is a great group of deserving finalists. Or maybe it's because it would be redundant to choose the Sun again here. Either way, EW's pick this week goes to all three contestants, who sang some of their best vocals together for "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." Those high notes, as seen in the clip above, gave us goosebumps and the performance gave each finalist a chance to shine. It was the perfect way to finish out another season.
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