The first celebrity Masked Singer revealed; who's behind mask #2?

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The Masked Singer premiered on FOX on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9 p.m., and the first singer - dressed as a stylized hippo - was revealed. (Image: FOX Broadcasting Company)

It's not a whodunit - it's a "who-sung-it"!

In The Masked Singer, celebrities face off with one another but with a major twist: they're covered from head-to-toe in a costume, and it's anyone's game to figure out who they are.

It premiered on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9 p.m. on FOX, and the first singer - dressed as a stylized hippo - was revealed.

According to FOX's website, performers include Grammy Award winners to legendary athletes, and everything in between.

The show is hosted by Nick Cannon, and features panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.

Here are some clues for a few of the celebs behind the masks:


Height: 5'9"

Weakness: Craves Attention

  • Loves the spotlight
  • Walked onto the stage for the first time at 5 years old
  • "It's probably been a while since your mom had a poster of me on her bedroom wall"
  • Was friends with Michael Jackson
  • Tells judges he has been part of a magic act

Judges' Guesses:

  • Teller
  • Zac Efron
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Jimmy Kimmel


Height: 5'6"

Weakness: Made of Magic

  • Grew up in "one of the richest neighborhoods"
  • Dreamt of singing as a child, but was told she was tone-deaf by someone she admired
  • Was told she was unworthy all her life
  • Tells judges "they call me Bird"

Judges' Guesses:

  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Paris Hilton
  • Ireland Baldwin


Height: 5'6"

Strength: Noble

  • "Here to shine"
  • Some might say she's Hollywood royalty
  • "True strength comes from embracing all your vulnerability"
  • Tells judges, "In my pride, there are lots of women"

Judges' Guesses:

  • Lady Gaga
  • Member of 5th Harmony
  • Member of Destiny's Child


Height: 6'3"

Strength: Longevity

  • Incredibly competitive
  • Football trophy
  • "In the Wild Wild West, you learn how to get up and get back in the saddle"
  • "Ravens Beware - I'm here to win"
  • Tells judges, "I love horses"
  • Won't say if he was in the NFL

Judges' Guesses:

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Chuck Liddell
  • Peyton Manning


Height: 5'8"

Weakness: Misunderstood

  • Says the world labeled him a monster
  • Here to prove they're more than just "puff and fluff"
  • Retreated to his "cave" to take a break from the public eye
  • Autotune
  • Tells judges he isn't a professional singer "to everyone"

Judges' Guesses:

  • Diddy
  • Gucci Mane
  • Justin Bieber

Think you know who the singers are? Watch the next show live on FOX Chattanooga Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET to find out!

You can learn more about the show, and see more hints about who's behind the masks on FOX's website here.