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It's Dancing With the...who?!

Dancing With the Stars officially announced its line-up of celebrities for season 21, which kicks off on Sept. 14, which means it's time for one of our favorite games to play each season: Do you know who this DWTS contestant is?

For the last two seasons, we've asked five random people—a DWTS super-fan, a lawyer, an international businessman, an entertainment reporter and one of Kristin Dos Santos' kids—to weigh in on the new cast, with this season's line-up including two boy band members, a controversial chef and Gary Busey. Yes, really. 

So how many of ABC's newest stars did our panel actually know? Check out the hilarious results. Plus, check out Matteo, Dos Santos' insanely cute son, weighing in on-camera below!

Andy Grammer

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Andy Grammer, paired with Allison Holker
Super-fan: Hm…I've heard that name. Andy Grammer? Is he a talk show guy? Crap.
Lawyer: Kelsey's son? (Just kidding, I have no idea/is it Kelsey's son?)
International Businessman: Comedian.
Entertainment Reporter: The singer. "Honey, I'm Good"!
Who he really is: He's an American singer, songwriter and record producer whose recent single, "Honey, I'm Good," has dominated the charts. He will probably dance to the song. Not Kelsey's son.

Alexa Pena Vega

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Alexa Vega, paired with Mark Ballas
Super-fan: Is she a Disney star?
Lawyer: Couldn't tell you.
International Businessman: Singer.
Entertainment Reporter: YouTube star who does Disney villain make-up tutorials. Let's be specific. 
Who she really is: An actress and singer best known for her work in Spy Kids and Machete Kills, the 27-year-old is married to Carlos Pena, who will also be competing this season.

Bindi Irwin

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Bindi Irwin, paired with Derek Hough
Super-fan: Oh yeah, I know who she is. Her father is the crocodile guy. She's adorable.
Lawyer: I'm assuming a relation of Steve? Wife? Daughter? 
International Businessman: Athlete.
Entertainment Reporter: Steve Irwin's daughter.
Who she really is: The 17-year-old daughter of Steve Irwin, the late Crocodile Hunter star, and Terri Irwin, Bindi is also a wildlife expert.

Chaka Kahn

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Chaka Khan, paired with Keo Motsepe
Super-fan: Well, I know who she is. She sings that song, right?
Lawyer: Why, Chaka, Why…She deserves better.
International Businessman: Singer.
Entertainment Reporter: Musician, she's a musician of some kind, yes? No, she's an actress? Xena! No, that's Lucy Lawless.
Who she really is: Known as the Queen of Funk, Chaka, 62, has won 10 Grammys.

Paula Deen

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Paula Deen, paired with Louis Van Amstel               
Super-fan: I know who she is. Y'all! Ha!
Lawyer: The butter queen. I'm looking forward to her making a fool out of herself. We haven't forgotten Paula...
International Businessman: Cook book writer.
Entertainment Reporter: Peanut butter balls, y'all.
Who she really is: The former Food Network star found herself at the center of a major scandal in 2013 over her use of the N-word. Since then, the 68-year-old has launched her own digital network. Paula had previously turned down the opportunity to be on the show at least two times, saying, "Fat girls don't look good sweating." 

Hayes Grier

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Hayes Grier, paired with Emma Slater
Super-fan: I have never even heard that name.
Lawyer: Nope. No guess…Also, I just Googled him. He's a child. A literal child.
International Businessman: She's got to be a TV star.
Entertainment Reporter: It sounds like it came out of a boy band name generator.
Who he really is: A major Vine star who has almost three million followers on Twitter. He's 15.

Nick Carter

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Nick Carter, paired with Sharna Burgess
Super-fan: He was in a boy band, right?
Lawyer: Duh. BSB.
International Businessman: Singer.
Entertainment Reporter: You mean the brother of Aaron Carter who wrote the iconic hit "Aaron's Party"?! 
Who he really is: A member of the Backstreet Boys, the 35-year-old has also released two solo albums. His younger brother Aaron Carter also competed on the show.

Carlos Pena, Jr.

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Carlos Pena, paired with Witney Carson
Super-fan: Boxer or fighter.
Lawyer: I have no idea.
International Businessman: This name is more recognizable. I think he's an athlete. Football.
Entertainment Reporter: A Nickelodeon star?
Who he really is: A former Nickelodeon star and a member of the band Big Time Rush, he is married to Alexa Vega, making them the first-ever married couple to compete. The 26-year-old's bandmate James Maslow previously competed on DWTS.

Gary Busey

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Gary Busey, paired with Anna Trebunskaya
Super-fan: He's an old…he's like washed-up. He was on the Celebrity Apprentice too, wasn't he?
Lawyer: Good lord.
International Businessman: Actor
Entertainment Reporter: [Laughs.]
Who he really is: The Oscar-nominated actor, 71, has made the reality TV rounds in recent years, appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.

Victor Espinoza

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Victor Espinoza, paired with Karina Smirnoff
Super-fan: Is he a fighter or boxer or something?
Lawyer: No idea.
International Businessman: TV news anchor.
Entertainment Reporter: Isn't he on CSI?
Who he really is: The 43-year-old is the jockey who won the Triple Crown in 2015 on American Pharoah.

Tamar Braxton

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Tamar Braxton, paired with Val Chermovskiy
Super-fan: I guess Toni Braxton's sister or something.
Lawyer: Toni's sister.
International Businessman: Football player.
Entertainment Reporter: Toni Braxton's daughter?
Who she really is: The Grammy nominated singer stars alongside her family, including sister Toni Braxton, on the WeTV reality TV show Braxton Family Values. Tamar, 38, is also a talk show host, currently on The Real

Kim Zolciak

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Kim Zolciak, paired with Tony Dovolani
Super-fan: I know that name, but I don't know. She must be some sort of star or something.
Lawyer: MESS.
International Businessman: Beauty pageant contestant.
Entertainment Reporter: Housewife.
Who she really is: A Bravo reality TV star, who has her own show, Don't Be Tardy, and used to be on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The 37-year-old is a mother to six.

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Alek Skarlatos, paired with Lindsay Arnold
Super-fan: No idea.
Lawyer: That happened really fast. One of the Paris train trio. I'm confused/mildly offended by this and I don't know why.
International Businessman: Music producer.
Entertainment Reporter: Is it the Australian newscaster who reacted to the shark? Because that guy is great.
Who he really is: The 22-year-old became a worldwide hero, along with two of his friends, after they helped to avert a massacre aboard a Belgian train, stopping an armed attacker.

DWTS starts its two-night premiere on Monday, Sept. 14, on ABC.

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