Don't Forget the Lyrics!
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."
- 1 International versions
- 1.1 Australia
- 1.2 Austria
- 1.3 Croatia
- 1.4 Danish version
- 1.5 France
- 1.6 Greece
- 1.7 Hungary
- 1.8 India
- 1.9 Indonesia
- 1.10 Iran
- 1.11 Israel
- 1.12 Italy
- 1.13 Malaysia
- 1.14 Mexico
- 1.15 New Zealand Version
- 1.16 Norwegian version
- 1.17 Poland
- 1.18 Singapore
- 1.19 Slovakian version
- 1.20 Spanish version
- 1.21 Taiwan
- 1.22 United Kingdom
- 1.23 United States
- 2 References
- Currently airing franchise
- Franchise no longer in production
|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||$20,000,000|
|Croatia||Ne zaboravi stihove!||Igor Mešin||Nova TV||March 17, 2008||kn500,000|
|Denmark||Så det synger||Michael Carøe||TV2||March 22, 2008||500.000Kr|
|Egypt||فاكر ولا لأ؟
Faker wella la?
|Amir Karara||ERT 2 and
|France||N'oubliez pas les paroles !||Nagui||France 2||December 2007||€100,000||fr:N'oubliez pas les paroles !|
|Greece||Δεν εχω λογια
(I Have No Words)
|Giorgos Kapoutzidis||Mega Channel||November 2015||€10,000|
|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|
|Israel||Sing it||Asi Azar||Channel 2|
|Italy||Canta e Vinci||Amadeus & Checco Zalone||Italia 1||December 18, 2007||€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|
|New Zealand||Don't Forget the Lyrics!||Television New Zealand|
|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||150,000zł||pl:Tak to leciało!|
|Russia||Из Песни Слов Не Выкинешь
Iz Pesni Slov Ne Vykinesh
|Vyacheslav Manucharov||NTV Russian TV channel
|August 31, 2013||Main prize: Flat in Moscow|
|Singapore||Don't Forget the Lyrics!||Gurmit Singh
Adrian Pang (Comic Mayham episode)
|MediaCorp Channel 5||November 27, 2008||S$500,000||zh:我要唱下去
|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||February 22, 2008||€100,000|
|Spain||¡No te olvides de la canción!||Àngel Llàcer||La Sexta||September 26, 2008||€100,000|
|Harlem Yu||TTV||May 10, 2008 - August 11, 2012||NTD300,000||zh:百萬大歌星|
|Sami Fehri||El Hiwar El Tounsi||September 22, 2015||TND20,000|
|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
|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₫|
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.
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.
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.
The Danish version premiered 22 March 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.
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.
Since April 7, 2014, a new version is aired and the jackpot is now €20,000. In the new version, there are 2 contestants and, at the end, only one (the finalist) can try to win at most €20,000, the other is eliminated. The finalist of the previous episode comes back in the next episode and tries to reach the final. When they lose, they keep all the money previously won.
Up until March 2016, the biggest amount of money ever won by a candidate was €202,000, during the course of 28 episodes. In March 2016, Violaine became the biggest winner ever with €242,000. In June 2016, Herve became the candidate that won the biggest amount of money (€356,000) and that won the biggest number of episodes (44).
A special episode, 100% Tubes, aired on 11 June 2016 featuring four pairs of celebrities playing for up to €150,000 to be split among their chosen charities. In the final round, Gérard Holtz (sports journalist for France 2) and Amir (French representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016) worked together to win €90,000 for the four charities.
The Greek version premiered in November 2015 and is airing on Mega Channel, entitled Den Eho Logia (I Have No Words). It is hosted by Greek actor and scriptwriter, Giorgos Kapoutzidis. The jackpot for this version is €10,000.
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.
An Indonesian version, titled Missing Lyrics, airs on Trans TV. The top prize for this version is 100.000.000 Rupiah (about $10,000).
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. فارسى The jackpot for this version is US$100,000.
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.
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.
New Zealand Version
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 host 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.
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.
The Spanish version premiered on September 2008 with the name "No te olvides de la canción" (Don't forget the song). It is aired at La Sexta and hosted by Operación Triunfo academy's former director Àngel Llàcer. The jackpot prize is €100,000.
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.
There have 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.