Masked Singer winner revealed after epic grand finale

Season four of The Masked Singer Australia has officially come to an end, with fan favourite contestant Mirrorball being declared this year's winner.

While Mel B was convinced it was Samantha Jade under the mask, Chrissie Swan predicted Nicole Ritchie and Abbie Chatfield hoped it was Hilary Duff, Dave Hughes landed his first correct guess of the season with former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.

The Masked Singer's Melody Thornton.
Melody Thornton was crowned the winner of The Masked Singer 2022. Photo: Channel Ten

“I’m so happy!” she said after being revealed.

“I kept saying, ‘You know, if you don’t get it, it’s fine. You worked hard and it was great. And I walked away [thinking], this really helped my relationship with myself. It brought me closer to myself!


“It was just so nice to have lovely comments and encouragement as well to bring this character to life more and more.”

Melody becomes the latest singing sensation to win The Masked Singer Australia after Cody Simpson, Bonnie Anderson and Anastacia.

The Masked Singer's Mel B and Chrissie Swan looking shocked.
The judges were stunned by the reveal of the former Pussycat Doll. Photos: Channel Ten


Meanwhile, Snapdragon came in second place and was unmasked to reveal powerhouse vocalist Sheldon Riley, who got emotional after being revealed.

“It’s been a really long road for me,” he said.

“I was diagnosed with Asperger’s as a kid, so people always worried about me… It wasn’t until this show that I realised that I need to be so proud of my talent, and really show people that I don’t need a mask to do what I do!”

The Masked Singer marks Sheldon’s 7th appearance in a singing competition after The X Factor in 2016, The Voice in both 2018 and 2019, America’s Got Talent in 2020, Eurovision - Australia Decides in 2021 and the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year.

The Masked Singer's Sheldon Riley and Hugh Sheridan.
Sheldon Riley came in second place, while Hugh Sheridan finished third. Photos: Channel Ten


Third place went to Rooster, who was revealed to be Logie-award-winning triple threat, Hugh Sheridan.

“What drew me to The Masked Singer was the entertainment factor,” they said when asked why they decided to take part.

“The fact that this is a fun show. It’s my sister’s favourite show, my nephew’s favourite show. And I realised, everyone loves it. Last year I had a bunch of friends die, including my dad… I wanted to do something fun, and I also wanted to do something to cheer up my family.”

The fourth season of Australia’s wildest and whackiest singing competition featured a wide variety of local and international talent, including Tori Spelling as Poodle, Michelle Williams as Microphone, Shannon Noll as Blowfly, Sam Sparro as Popcorn, Matt Preston as Gnome, Emma Watkins as Zombie, Jamie Durie as Tiger, Pia Miranda as Thong, Lisa Curry as Caterpillar and Ryan Moloney as Knight.

Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.

Or if you have a story idea, email us at