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'The Masked Singer' Celebrity Reveal Shocks Viewers During Series Premiere

The new year brings new TV for those of us who are entertainment hungry after a long holiday hiatus. Singing competition shows may seem a lil' overdone, but FOX's The Masked Singer is serving us something totally different.

Last night marked the series premiere, and fans were instantly obsessed.

The new show, hosted by Nick Cannon, pits mystery celebrities (singers or not) in elaborate costumes to compete against one each other in a singing competition.

The celebrity judges panel include Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger.

The Wednesday night premiere revealed the first identity of the six masked celebrities.

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The "Hippo vs. Peacock" round saw the hippo performing Britney Spears' "My Prerogative" (a timeless bop) while the peacock song "The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman. Sadly, Britney didn't keep the hippo out of the bottom three, betch!

The next two rounds brought the Monster and the Deer into the bottom three alongside the Hippo.

The monster sang "Don't Stop Me Now" against the unicorn who totally crushed "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten, while the deer sang "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons, but was ultimately beat out by their competitor the lion, who sang "A Little Party Never Killed No Body" by the Fergalicious queen herself.

Ultimately, the Hippo was sent home - but not before revealing his true identity.

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The true identity of the hippo was NFL dreamboat and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown!

Needless to say, the judges were totally shocked!

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He may not be a professional singer, but he's deffs a professional performer!

Host Nick Cannon loved watching the audiences reactions, too!

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I for one was screaming at my TV by this point - I could have never guessed it was Antonio Brown!

Twitter was on fire with everyone being totally surprised this football heavy weight could be so light on his feet!

I'm so sad he had to wear that hippo mask the whole damn time, smh.

People are already placing their bets on who the other masked singers could be!

Make sure to tune in next Wednesday night on FOX to see the next big reveal!

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