The Masked Singer

FOX

The Masked Singer isn't your typical singing competition. How do we know, considering we haven't seen a single episode of the new Fox series? Just look at the photos below of the disguised contestants.

In the celebrity competition series hosted by co-executive producer Nick Cannon, a star-studded panel featuring Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke attempt to discover the true identity of the masked singer. E! News has the exclusive first look at the 12 celebrity competitors clad in head-to-toe extravagant costumes. Combined, the masked celebs have 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles. Oh yeah, not every competitor is known for their singing voice.

One singer is eliminated each week, revealing his or her true identity.

"This is truly one of the most unique, genre-defining formats I've ever seen," Rob Wade, president, of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement when the show was announced. "It's a massive international hit, and its boldness and originality make it the perfect fit for Fox."

See the competitors below.

The Masked Singer, Monster, T-Pain

Michael Becker/FOX; Charles Sykes/Bravo

The Masked Singer, Peacock, Donny Osmond

Michael Becker/FOX; David Livingston/Getty Images

The Masked Singer, Bee, Gladys Knight

Michael Becker/FOX; VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Joey Fatone, The Masked Singer

Getty Images; FOX

Rumer Willis, The Masked Singer

Getty Images; FOX

La Toya Jackson, The Masked Singer

Getty Images; FOX

Ricki Lake, The Masked Singer

Getty Images; FOX

Tori Spelling, The Masked Singer

Michael Becker / FOX; Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BCRF

Masked Singer, Margaret Cho

Paul Morigi/WireImage; FOX

The Masked Singer, Terry Bradshaw

Fox Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The Masked Singer, Tommy Chong

Fox Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Happiest Baby

The Masked Singer, Antonio Brown

Fox Alberto E. Rodriguez/VMN18/Getty Images For Nickelodeon

The Masked Singer is based on the international hit that has produced viral moments and half a billion fans from around the world.

"There are very few hit formats left in the world, and when I saw The Masked Singer, which is a true global and viral phenomenon that has captured the world's attention, I knew it had to be brought to life in America," executive producer Craig Plestis said in a statement when the show was announced.

The Masked Singer debuts January 2019 on Fox.

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