The Lyrics Board

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The Lyrics Board was an Irish game show hosted by Aonghus McAnally and then by 1992 Eurovison Song Contest winner Linda Martin. In each episode there are two teams. Each team consists of a piano player/team captain who is joined by two celebrities/singers, at either side. A team would choose a number from one to five, from "the board", revealing a word. The team would then have to sing a song with that related word to remain in charge of 'the board'. If the team sing the secret song which is on the board, then this team would win a point, with the team with the most points declared as the winners.

Team captains on the show included former Eurovision winner Paul Harrington, Kyron & The Strangels frontman Kyron Bourke, You're A Star Musical Director Ronan Johnston and Jim Sheridan, keyboard player with the Camembert Quartet. 26 different versions have been produced worldwide.

The format was revamped for the 2011-2012 season by RTÉ for its TRTÉ strand. The new version of the format was called Sing! and was presented by former Pop Idol contestant Brian Ormond with former Six member Emma O'Driscoll and Royseven frontman Paul Walsh acting as team captains.

International versions[edit]

Region/Country Local name Main presenter Network Year premiered
 Belgium (Dutch) De notenclub Kurt Van Eeghem - Anja Daems VRT 1998
Sing That Song Peter Van de Veire VRT 2013
 Denmark Op På Tangenterne Michael Bundesen TVDanmark 1995–1998
[Hit Med Sangen Amin Jensen - Peter Kær DR1 2000-04, 2007
 Finland BumtsiBum! Marco Bjurström MTV3 1997 – 2005
 Indonesia [1] MeLirik Lagu Indie Barends Trans7 2004-2006
 Italy Non sparate sul pianista Carlo Conti Rai Uno 2010
Fabrizio Frizzi 2012
 Lebanon هيك منغني
Heik Menghanni
Maya Diab MTV Lebanon
MBC 4
2011 - 2015
 Netherlands De notenclub Paula Udondek kro 2000-2002
Nance TROS 2005
 Norway På Tangenten Gunnar Andersen TV2 1996
Kamp i klaveret Gunnar Andersen TVNorge 1997–1998
Beat for Beat Ivar Dyrhaug NRK1 1999
 Poland [2] Śpiewające fortepiany Rudi Schubert TVP2 2001-2006
 Russia Два рояля
Dva royalya
Sergei Minaev
Valery Syutkin
Rossiya 1 1998-2002
2002-2003
2010-2011 (Repetitions in channel "Questions and Answers".)
Sergei Minaev TVC 2004-2005
 Slovenia Odpeto
 Sweden Så ska det låta Kalle Moraeus SVT 1997
 Vietnam [3] Trò chơi Âm nhạc MC Anh Tuan VTV3 2005
 Wales [4] The Lyrics Game Mike Doyle BBC Wales 08 August -05 September 2003

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