Don't Forget the Lyrics!

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Don't Forget the Lyrics! is an international game show in the United States and United Kingdom. The American show originally aired on Fox from July 11, 2007 to June 19, 2009 and after a year off the air, a third overall season, and first as a syndicated show, began on June 15, 2010 in daytime syndication and in primetime on VH1 and in primetime on MyNetworkTV on October 5, 2010. On March 24, 2011, the show was canceled. There was a UK show which began broadcasting on Sky1 on Sunday, 11 May 2008 and aired its final show on 9 August 2009. There have been many affiliated shows in Europe (Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain), in Asia (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan), as well as in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Nigeria etc.

In this show, a single contestant is prompted to complete song lyrics for increasing amounts of money. After each correct answer, the contestant can continue playing, risking what has already been earned, or quit the game and take home all the money he or she has already earned. If the contestant continues playing and correctly completes nine song lyrics, he or she will be given a lyric from a number 1 hit to complete. If the contestant completes the final lyric correctly, he or she wins the grand prize that varies from country to country.

The primary difference between Don't Forget the Lyrics! and other music-based game shows is that artistic talent (such as the ability to sing or dance in an aesthetically pleasing way) is irrelevant to the contestants' chances of winning. In the words of one of their commercials prior to the first airing, "You don't have to sing it well; you just have to sing it right."

International versions[edit]

Country Name Host Channel Premiere Jackpot Wikipedia
Language
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 Australia Don't Forget the Lyrics TBA Network Ten Cancelled A$500,000
 Austria Sing & Win Rainhard Fendrich ATV March 6, 2008 50,000
 Canada Don't Forget the Lyrics! Mitchell Musso MuchMore
On connaît la chanson! Mario Tessier TVA September 25, 2011 200,000$
 Chile No te olvides de la Canción!! Rafael Araneda Chilevisión TBA $20.000.000
 Denmark Så det synger Michael Carøe TV2 500.000Kr
 Egypt فاكر ولا لأ؟
Faker wella la?
Amir Karara ERT 2 and
NTN
2009 250.000
 France N'oubliez pas les paroles ! Nagui France 2 December 2007 100,000 fr:N'oubliez pas les paroles !
 Hungary Popdaráló Kovács Áron TV2 March 14, 2008 3,000.000Ft. hu:Popdaráló
 India Bol Baby Bol Adnan Sami Life OK November 9, 2007 Rs.2,500,000
 Indonesia Missing Lyrics Irgi Ahmad Fahrezi Trans TV Rp.100.000.000
 Iran شعر یادت نره
Sher yadet nare
Omid Khalili Tajrishi Manoto 1 September 14, 2012 US$100,000
 Italy Canta e Vinci Amadeus & Checco Zalone Italia 1 250,000 it:Canta e Vinci
 Malaysia Jangan Lupa Lirik! Aznil Nawawi Astro Ria May 25, 2008 RM1,000,000 ms:Jangan Lupa Lirik
 Mexico ¿Te la sabes? Cántala Chuck Pereda Azteca 7 October 10, 2007 MX$500,000
 Montenegro Prave riječi Nikola Đuričko TV Vijesti 2012 5,000
 Nigeria Don't Forget the Lyrics (Nigeria) Kamal Salau All Major stations (Nigeria) Nov/Dec 2008 N20,000,000
 Norway Kan du teksten? Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam TV2 April 2008 500,000Kr
 Poland Tak to leciało! Maciej Miecznikowski TVP2 March 9, 2008 150,000Zl pl:Tak to leciało!
 Russia Из Песни Слов Не Выкинешь

(Iz Pesni Slov Ne Vykinesh)

Вячеслав Манучаров

(Vyacheslav Manucharov)

NTV Russian TV channel
Pyatnica!
August 31, 2013 Main prize: Flat in Moscow
 Singapore Don't Forget the Lyrics! (Singapore) Gurmit Singh
Adrian Pang (Comic Mayham episode)
MediaCorp Channel 5 November 27, 2008 S$500,000 zh:我要唱下去
(Chinese)
我要唱下去 Zeng Guo Cheng MediaCorp Channel 8 August 25, 2009
我要唱下去 (名人版) Mark Lee MediaCorp Channel 8 June 1, 2010 S$50,000
 Slovakia Lyrics-Vyspievaj si milión! Andrej Bičan TV JOJ August 8 100,000
 Spain ¡No te olvides de la canción! Àngel Llàcer La Sexta September 26, 2008 100,000
 Taiwan 百萬大歌星
Million Singer
Harlem Yu TTV May 10, 2008 NTD300,000 zh:百萬大歌星
 United Kingdom Don't Forget the Lyrics! Shane Richie Sky1 May 11, 2008 £250,000
 United States Don't Forget the Lyrics! Wayne Brady (2007–2009) FOX July 11, 2007 US$1,000.000
US$50,000
Mark McGrath (2010–2011) Syndication June 15, 2010
 Vietnam Trò Chơi Âm Nhạc – Don't Forget the Lyrics Nguyên Khang VTV3 November 7, 2012 100,000,000

Australia[edit]

The Australian version was rumoured to be airing on Network Ten in late 2008, with a jackpot of $500,000, after strong ratings to the US version over the summer non-ratings period. However, there has never been any confirmation and no production has begun. This may be due to lower ratings for episodes of the US version airing during the ratings period.

Austria[edit]

The Austrian version premiered on March 6, 2008 and aired on ATV entitled Sing & Win. It is hosted by Rainhard Fendrich. The jackpot for this version is €50,000. So far, only one person managed to win the jackpot: the female singer Alexandra Poetzelsberger.

Croatia[edit]

The Croatian version premiered on March 17, 2008 and aired on Nova TV entitled Ne zaboravi stihove!. It is hosted by Igor Mešin. The jackpot for this version is 500.000kn.

Danish version[edit]

The Danish version premiered 22 Mar 2008 (Easter Saturday) and aired on TV 2 Denmark entitled Så det synger (So it sings). It is hosted by Michael Carøe. The jackpot for this version is DKK 500.000.

France[edit]

The French version premiered in December 2007 and aired on France 2, entitled N'oubliez pas les paroles!. It is hosted by Nagui. The jackpot for this version is €100,000.

Hungary[edit]

The Hungarian version premiered on March 14, 2008 and aired on TV2 entitled Popdaráló. It is hosted by Kovács Áron. The jackpot for this version is 3,000.000 Ft. (Hungarian forint)

India[edit]

The Indian version premiered on November 9, 2007 and aired on STAR One entitled Bol Baby Bol. It is hosted by Adnan Sami The jackpot for this version is Rs. 2,500,000. They have had one winner of the grand prize so far.

Indonesia[edit]

An Indonesian version, titled Missing Lyrics, airs on Trans TV. The top prize for this version is 100.000.000 Rupiah (about $10,000).

Iran[edit]

The Iranian version of Don't Forget the Lyrics called "Sher yadet nare" premiered on September 14, 2012 and aired on Manoto 1.Hosted by Omid Khalili Tajrishi. The jackpot for this version is US$100,000.

Israel[edit]

The Israeli version for "Don't forget the lyrics" is called Sing it. The host of the show Is Asi Azar. The show is broadcast on Channel 2 television.

Italy[edit]

The Italian version aired for a pilot on December 2007 on Italia 1 entitled Canta e Vinci, then it had a season split between Spring and Summer. It is hosted by Amadeus & Checco Zalone. The jackpot for this version is €250,000.

Malaysia[edit]

The Malaysian version premiered on May 25, 2008 and aired on Astro Ria entitled Jangan Lupa Lirik!. It is hosted by Aznil Nawawi The jackpot for this version is RM1,000,000.[1]

Mexico[edit]

The Mexican version was aired on TV Azteca and it is called Si te la Sabes, Cántala.

New Zealand Version[edit]

The New Zealand Version The Singing Bee, [1] Television New Zealand

Norwegian version[edit]

The Norwegian version is hosted by Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam from the Norwegian hip hop/rap band Madcon. It is aired on TV 2 (Norway).

Poland[edit]

The Polish version premiered on March 9, 2008 and aired on TVP2 entitled Tak to leciało! (It was sung like that!). It is hosted by Maciej Miecznikowski. The jackpot for this version is zloty 150,000.

Singapore[edit]

The Singapore version, hosted by Singapore Idol host Gurmit Singh, premiered on 27 November 2008 on MediaCorp Channel 5. It airs every Thursday night at 8.00pm. Contestants will sing their way to the top prize of S$500,000. Prize Progression Ladder: $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000 (guaranteed sum), $15,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000.

The Mandarin version of Don't Forget the Lyrics (Chinese: 我要唱下去) premiered on 25 August 2009 at 8pm every Tuesday. It is hosted by Taiwanese Zeng Guo Cheng (Chinese: 曾國城). Contestants will be competing for S$500,000. As at the last episode, there were 10 normal episodes and 4 celebrity episodes. Prize Progression Ladder: $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000 (guaranteed sum), $15,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000. There was a special celebrities series of episodes and Chinese all-stars episodes.

Slovakian version[edit]

The Slovakian version premiered on February 22, 2008 and aired on TV JOJ entitled LYRICS - Vyspievaj si milión!. It is hosted by Andrej Bičan. The jackpot for this version is now 100,000 euros because Slovakia is joining the Eurozone, which results in the 1,000,000 koruna prize being dropped.

Spanish version[edit]

The Spanish version premiered on September 2008 with the name "No te olvides de la canción" (Don't forget the song).[2] It is aired at La Sexta and hosted by Operación Triunfo academy's former director Àngel Llàcer. The jackpot prize is 100,000.

Taiwan[edit]

The Taiwan version is called "百萬大歌星" (Million Singer), hosted by Harlem Yu. This program is aired in Taiwan Television Enterprise, Ltd. (TTV), TVBS Asia and Mediacorp Channel U. But it is not the authorized program from the origin. The top prize is NTD300,000. The Taiwan version premiered on 10 May 2008 and ended on 11 August 2012.

United Kingdom[edit]

The UK version premiered on May 11, 2008 and aired on Sky One entitled Don't Forget the Lyrics!. It is hosted by Shane Richie. The jackpot for this version is £250,000.

United States[edit]

There has been two U.S. versions entitled Don't Forget the Lyrics!.

  • The original ran from July 11, 2007 to June 19, 2009, airing on FOX. It was hosted by Wayne Brady with a $1,000,000 jackpot.
  • The second version premiered in September 2010 as a daily syndicated game show from 20th Television, and is hosted by Mark McGrath with a $50,000 jackpot.

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