The Masked Singer: Dwight Howard gets eliminated after rocking out to Tutti ...

The Masked Singer: Dwight Howard gets eliminated after rocking out to Tutti ...
The Masked Singer: Dwight Howard gets eliminated after rocking out to Tutti ...

Dwight Howard was the first contestant to be eliminated from season six of The Masked Singer on Wednesday during the premiere on Fox.

The 35-year-old professional basketball player performed as Octopus as five contestants from Group A sang during the two-night premiere.

Octopus rocked out to Tutti Frutti by Little Richard, but was eliminated along with Mother Nature whose identity will be revealed Thursday during part two of the season opener.

Season premiere: Dwight Howard was the first contestant to be eliminated from The Masked Singer during the season six premiere Wednesday on Fox

Season premiere: Dwight Howard was the first contestant to be eliminated from The Masked Singer during the season six premiere Wednesday on Fox

Show host Nick Cannon, 40, was back along with panelists Robin Thicke, 44, Jenny McCarthy, 48, Ken Jeong, 52, and Nicole Scherzinger, 43.

Octopus told Nick after his performance that he came on The Masked Singer because it was his mother's favorite show.

'I knew it. I knew I loved Octopus,' Nicole said.

'I know, he's a mama's boy,' Jenny said.

Sea creature: The 35-year-old professional basketball player performed as Octopus as five contestants from Group A sang during the two-night premiere

Sea creature: The 35-year-old professional basketball player performed as Octopus as five contestants from Group A sang during the two-night premiere

Rocking out: Octopus rocked out to Tutti Frutti by Little Richard

Rocking out: Octopus rocked out to Tutti Frutti by Little Richard

'Yeah, I am. Just a little bit,' Octopus said.

Ken correctly guessed with his First Impression pick that Octopus was Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight.

Nicole guessed it was Shaquille O'Neal, while Jenny believed it was Dennis Rodman and Robin went with NBA star Joel Embiid.

Correct guess: Ken Jeong correctly guessed with his First Impression pick that Octopus was Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight

Correct guess: Ken Jeong correctly guessed with his First Impression pick that Octopus was Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight

Ken gained an early lead in the Golden Ear competition for most accurate First Impression picks throughout the season.

The season premiere opened with Skunk performing Diamonds by Sam Smith after revealing in her clues package that she believed life wasn't always black and white and that she took a break to focus on family.

Octopus performed next followed by Pufferfish singing Say So by Doja Cat.

Early lead: The panelist gained an early lead in the Golden Ear competition for most accurate First Impression picks throughout the season

Early lead: The panelist gained an early lead in the Golden Ear competition for most accurate First Impression picks throughout the season

NBA star: Dwight recently re-signed with the LA Lakers and is an eight-time NBA All-Star

NBA star: Dwight recently re-signed with the LA Lakers and is an eight-time NBA All-Star

Nice try: Nicole guessed that Octopus was Shaquille O'Neal

Nice try: Nicole guessed that Octopus was Shaquille O'Neal

First up: The season premiere opened with Skunk performing Diamonds by Sam Smith

First up: The season premiere opened with Skunk performing Diamonds by Sam Smith

Pufferfish in her clues package said she was the weird kid in science class who ruined experiments but she learned how to stand up for herself.

'Very sensual. Pufferfish you not fooling me,' said Nick as Pufferfish tapped him on his rear end.

'I know who that is,' Nick said.

Weird kid: Pufferfish in her clues package said she was the weird kid in science class who ruined experiments

Weird kid: Pufferfish in her clues package said she was the weird kid in science class who ruined

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