Beat for Beat

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Beat for Beat is a Norwegian musical variety show that airs every Friday on NRK1. It has been on the air since 1999, and consistently ranks in the top of Norwegian viewing figures. It was hosted by Ivar Dyrhaug [no] from start to 2015. From 2016 it is hosted by Atle Pettersen.


The show is based upon Irish game show The Lyrics Board.

The show consists of two teams of two members (occasionally three or four), each with their own piano and pianist. The teams are then given clues and have to figure out what song the host is alluding to, in order to score points. The team with the most points in the end are the winners. Pianist Trond Nagell Dahl [no] has been with the show since the start. Pianist Gisle Børge Styve [no] left the show together with Ivar Dyrhaug and was replaced by Lars Andreas Aspesæter [no].


While the competitors are usually singers or musical artists, there have been several instances where the teams are made up of other Norwegian celebrities, such as comedians or TV personalities. In 2004, in one of the most seen programs of the show, there was a double-length episode where Norway battled Sweden.