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]

 AustraliaDon't Forget the LyricsTBANetwork TenCancelledA$500,000
 AustriaSing & WinRainhard FendrichATVMarch 6, 200850,000
 CanadaDon't Forget the Lyrics!Mitchell MussoMuchMore
On connaît la chanson!Mario TessierTVASeptember 25, 2011200,000$
 ChileNo te olvides de la Canción!!Rafael AranedaChilevisiónTBA$20.000.000
 DenmarkSå det syngerMichael CarøeTV2500.000Kr
 Egyptفاكر ولا لأ؟
Faker wella la?
Amir KararaERT 2 and
 FranceN'oubliez pas les paroles !NaguiFrance 2December 2007100,000fr:N'oubliez pas les paroles !
 HungaryPopdarálóKovács ÁronTV2March 14, 20083,áló
 IndiaBol Baby BolAdnan SamiLife OKNovember 9, 2007Rs.2,500,000
 IndonesiaMissing LyricsIrgi Ahmad FahreziTrans TVRp.100.000.000
 Iranشعر یادت نره
Sher yadet nare
Omid Khalili TajrishiManoto 1September 14, 2012US$100,000
 ItalyCanta e VinciAmadeus & Checco ZaloneItalia 1December 18, 2007250,000it:Canta e Vinci
 MalaysiaJangan Lupa Lirik!Aznil NawawiAstro RiaMay 25, 2008RM1,000,000ms:Jangan Lupa Lirik
 Mexico¿Te la sabes? CántalaChuck PeredaAzteca 7October 10, 2007MX$500,000
 MontenegroPrave riječiNikola ĐuričkoTV Vijesti20125,000
 NigeriaDon't Forget the Lyrics (Nigeria)Kamal SalauAll Major stations (Nigeria)Nov/Dec 2008N20,000,000
 NorwayKan du teksten?Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-MariamTV2April 2008500,000Kr
 PolandTak to leciało!Maciej MiecznikowskiTVP2March 9, 2008150,000Zlpl:Tak to leciało!
 RussiaИз Песни Слов Не Выкинешь

(Iz Pesni Slov Ne Vykinesh)

Вячеслав Манучаров

(Vyacheslav Manucharov)

NTV Russian TV channel
August 31, 2013Main prize: Flat in Moscow
 SingaporeDon't Forget the Lyrics! (Singapore)Gurmit Singh
Adrian Pang (Comic Mayham episode)
MediaCorp Channel 5November 27, 2008S$500,000zh:我要唱下去
我要唱下去Zeng Guo ChengMediaCorp Channel 8August 25, 2009
我要唱下去 (名人版)Mark LeeMediaCorp Channel 8June 1, 2010S$50,000
 SlovakiaLyrics-Vyspievaj si milión!Andrej BičanTV JOJAugust 8100,000
 Spain¡No te olvides de la canción!Àngel LlàcerLa SextaSeptember 26, 2008100,000
Million Singer
Harlem YuTTVMay 10, 2008NTD300,000zh:百萬大歌星
 United KingdomDon't Forget the Lyrics!Shane Richie (2008-2009)Sky1May 11, 2008£250,000
Anton du Beke (2009-present)Disney Channel
January 1, 2009£1,000,000
 United StatesDon't Forget the Lyrics!Wayne Brady (2007–2009)FOXJuly 11, 2007US$1,000.000
Mark McGrath (2010–2011)SyndicationJune 15, 2010
Anton du Beke (2011-present)Disney ChannelDecember 25, 2011
 VietnamTrò Chơi Âm Nhạc – Don't Forget the LyricsNguyên KhangVTV3November 7, 2012100,000,000
Quang DuẩnTTVJune 1, 2015100,000,000


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.

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.


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.


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)


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. 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.


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]


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).


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.


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.


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. January 1, 2009 hosted by Anton du Beke and aired on Disney Channel and ITV

United States[edit]

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