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Fox's new quiz show will have one person singing for a million dollars... There's just one rule... Don't Forget the Lyrics!

Recaps by Pierre Kelly, GSNN

Host: Wayne Brady
Musical Director: Rickey Minor
Announcer: Mark Thompson
Creator: Jeff Apploff
EP: Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen, Brian A. Veskosky, Greg Goldman, Brad Lachman
Packagers: Brad Lachman Productions, RDF USA, Apploff Entertainment
Airs: Thursdays at 9p ET on FOX
Origin: CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA


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Episode 2.16
January 10

"I'm feeling good from my head to my shoes...
Know where I'm going and I know what to do...
I've tidied up my point of view,
I've got _ ___ ________"

It's your pal Chico filling in for MY pal Pierre again, and it's a new year and "a new attitude" on the first new "Don't Forget the Lyrics" of 2008!

First performer tonight, Greenville, CA's own ALICIA MARSHALL! She's your typical soccer mom who loves to compete. She'll be competing in these categories...

R&B          GOING SOLO

Helping out are her friends Candy and Antoinette. She's a fan of Elton John, but she's going to start with ROCK.

- What I Am (Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians)
- Hard to Handle (The Black Crowes)

We're singing "What I Am" for $2500. Four words...

I'm not aware of too many things,
I know what I know,
If you know what I mean.
Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box
Religion is the smile on a dog.
I'm not aware of too many things,
I know what I know,
If you know what I mean, d-do ya
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep.
What I am is what I am
Are you what...

"... you are or what?" You are... $2500 richer if you lock in those lyrics. She does. We're off and away.

Next up, Easy Listening.

- Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce, 1972)
- Lost in Love (Air Supply, 1980)

"Time in a Bottle" is the choice. Alicia is the voice. Three missing words.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
'Til eternity passes away
Just to spend...

"... them with you." She sheepishly locks it in. And she's right for $5000!

Next for $10,000... Pop.

- Your Mama Don't Dance (Loggins & Messina, 1972)
- Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves, 1985)

Alicia is "Walking on Sunshine" with three missing words.

I used to think maybe you love me
Now baby I'm sure
And I just can't wait 'til the day
when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox
Gotta hold myself down
'Cause I just can't wait 'til you write me
You're coming around
Now I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
And don't...

"... it feel good!" Betcha $10,000 feels good right about now. Feels better after the break. Now to the milestone song... She wants to get this for a trip to Australia to see a former exchange student Joanne... who just happens to be in the crowd tonight. She'll help out on this next one. We're going to Elton on this...

- Someone Saved My Life Tonight (1975)
- Daniel (1973)

Her husband's name is Daniel. That's a sign. Seven missing words for "Daniel" and $25,000... Cellphones and lighters out, everyone.

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane
I can see the red taillights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel...

"Must be the clouds in my eyes." She likes the early stuff. She came to have fun. She... locks them in. Joanne joins them on stage to sing the correct lyrics. A tender moment... and $25,000 to boot!

Now let's sing for $50,000 with the 1960s.

- One (Is the Loneliest Number) (Three Dog Night, 1969)
- House of the Rising Sun (The Animals, 1964)

She doesn't know any of them, but Alicia is going with "One (Is the Loneliest Numbers)". Eight words..

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one
No is the saddest experience you'll ever know...

"... I hope I get this with a backup." I think that's a signal. She uses her one backup singer... Candy, it's yours. "Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know." How sure? "How much do you love me?" She's 99.9% sure.

Alicia locks in Candy's lyrics... The first five... correct. "You'll ever"... also correct. "Know"... GOT IT! That's $50,000!

We're going solo for $100,000...

- It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr, 1971)
- This Is It (Kenny Loggins, 1979)

She goes with "This Is It". For $100,000, 13 missing words.

There been times in my life
I've been wondering why
Still somehow I believed
We'd always survive
Now I'm not so sure
You're waitin' to hear
One good reason to try
But what more can I say?
What's left to provide?
You think that maybe it's over
Only if you want it to be...
Are you gonna wait for your sign
Your miracle?
Stand up and fight
This is it, make no mistake where you are
(This is it) You're back's to the corner
(This is it) Don't be a fool anymore
(This it it) The waiting is over...

"... Nowhere to hide time for wondering why...." Time for a backup. Give her three lines.

A) No place to run no place to hide no time for wondering why
B) No place to run no time to hide no need for wondering why
C) No room to run no way to hide no time for wondering why

Alicia thinks it's isn't C. Time to use the final backup, which gives her: ____ ____ ____ run ____ way ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. That matches up with C. Good thing she used the backups. That's right for $100,000.

Now it's just her to the million. One Hit Wonders...

- Wildfire (Michael Murphey, 1975)
- Voices Carry ('Til Tuesday, 1985)

No contest. "Voices Carry." 13 more words for $200,000...

I'm in the dark
I'd like to read his mind
But I'm frightened of the things I might find
Oh there must be something he's thinking of
To tear him away
When I tell him that I'm falling in love
Why does he say
Hush hush
Keep it down now
Voices carry
Hush hush
Keep it down now
Voices carry
I try so hard not to get upset
Because I know all the trouble I'll get...

"Oh he tells my love is something to hide and something to fear." It fits, but is it right? She's risking $75,000 to win another $100,000. The kids were more excited about Alicia meeting Wayne than anything else. "Life's short. Lock in those lyrics!"

The last seven words... are right. First four... are right. "Love is..." not right. The correct lyrics: Oh he tells me tears are something to hide and something to fear. But she does leave with $25,000.

Next onto the singing stage is from Staten Island, JOSEPH McBRATNEY! Joseph's a private eye. Darlene and Joe Joe are here to support him. His categories...

ROCK           LEGENDS
R&B           CLASSIC ROCK
1980s          LOVE SONGS

Joseph's quest for $1 million begins with the 1980s.

- Africa (Toto, 1982)
- (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew, 1986)

We're going back to the motherland with "Africa"... Three missing words for $2500.

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she only hears whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in...

"... from ... " (Giggles). Nope. Need a backup. Three liens...

A) This Friday night
B) Twelve thirty flight
C) Our souls unite

Give him two words. We have "Twelve ____ flight." Lock it in... We've got $2500 the hard way.

Love Songs next for $5000

- Kiss on My List (Hall & Oates, 1981)
- It's All Coming Back to Me Now (Celine Dion, 1996)

"Because your kiss is on my list" to double up. Three words...

My friends wonder why I call you all the time
What can I say?
I don't feel the need
To give such secrets away
You think maybe I need help
No I know I'm right, Alright
I'm just better off
Not listening to friends' advice
When they insist
On knowing my bliss
I tell them this
When they want to know
What the reason is
I only smile when I lie
Then I tell them why...

"What the heck..." It fits, but it's not right. Backup! Darlene gets the mic for this. "Because your kiss..." $5000 is on my list! But he's out of help.

$10,000 on the line with I Was a Beatle

- Listen to What the Man Said (Wings, 1975)
- You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine) (Ringo Starr, 1974)

"You're Sixteen" is the song, and "the money's mine" for three words.

You come on like a dream
Peaches and cream
Lips like strawberry wine
You're sixteen
You're beautiful...

"And you're mine." Easiest $10,000 ever.

Next up... a pirouette. Then comes the milestone song in ... Pop.

- Neutron Dance (Pointer Sisters, 1984)
- Handy Man (James Taylor, 1977)

He's going for "Handy Man". Six words step between Joseph and $25,000...

I'm not the king to use a pencil or rule
I'm having with love and I'm no fool (ladies join him on stage)
I fix broken hearts...

"I know, but I truly can." He continues to the chorus, but those six are the only ones that count. Once the ladies leave the singing stage, Joseph... locks it in...

First two... are right. Last three... are right. But... "But" is wrong. It was "I know THAT I truly can." There's no butt in it, and there's also no money in it. Sorry, Joseph.

More singing next time.  And as always, remember, it's not what you know about it... It's what you sing about it!