Fox's newest reality competition series, Don't Forget the Lyrics debuts on Hulu on Tuesday, May 24, with its first episode having premiered on Monday, May 23 on the cable network.
What is 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' About?
Hosted by Niecy Nash, the singing competition series puts competitors' familiarity with popular music to the test. After selecting a song from a wide array of genres, the contestant takes center stage to sing a number in a karaoke fashion where the lyrics are projected on a screen.
But that would be too easy, right? Introducing a twist, some words in the lyrics are removed, leaving the contestant to fill in the blanks. It takes nine correct answers to advance the contestant to the final round, where they attempt to take home the $1 million grand prize.
Is 'Don’t Forget The Lyrics' a Continuation of Previous Versions
If you remember, Don't Forget the Lyrics used to air back in 2007, with Wayne Brady as the host, before going off-air in 2009. It returned with an edited version in 2010 but was canceled again in 2011. Ten years later, Fox launched its rebooted version with a reimagined format, and fans couldn't be more thrilled.
'Don’t Forget the Lyrics' Episode 1
The revamped show’s first episode saw Fletch from Las Vegas kicking ass in the first eight rounds of pop, rock, country and one-hit-wonder songs. Starting with $2500, Fletch increased his earnings to $150,000. In the ninth round, the brave father of four couldn’t complete the lyrics to I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by Rolling Stones.
Though he used his backup words and the option to recruit his friend as his backup singer, he couldn't fill in the lyrics, choosing to take home the $150,000 he had accumulated.
Catch the 2nd episode next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and Tuesday on Hulu.