"Life Is a Highway". It was true in 1992.
It was true in 2006... and for one contestant, it'll be true tonight as
they race toward the Singing Bee championship.
- 2008, Jason Aldean, "She's Country"
BAND: She's country shoot / From her cowboy boots / to her down home
roots / She's country / From the song she plays / to the prayers she
prays / That's the way...
Cecil: "That's the way she was born
and raised..." Nothing for repeating the band, sir...
Jessamyn: "She was raised" Close.
Pete: "She was born and raised" BINGO!
- 2001, Tim McGraw, "Angry All the Time"
BAND: The reasons that I can't stay don't / have a thing to do with
being in love / And I understand that lovin' a man / Shouldn't have...
Sandy: "To be this rough." YES!
- 2005, Gretchen Wilson, "All Jacked Up"
BAND: All I really know is that I shouldn't be going / But I'm soaking
up the moment / I'm all jacked up / All jacked up / Don't believe I've
Dianna: "Had this much." THAT'S RIGHT.
- 1997, The Verve, "Bittersweet Symphony"
BAND: But I'm here in my mold / I am here in my mold / But I'm a million
Phillip: "From one day to the next." THAT'S FOUR!
Four players... only one champion. Let's
play the Bee!
has a happy dance
crowned Miss Hooters 2007 of Sacramento
does a mean Bart Simpson
3.5 hours west of Chicago
ditched a commitment to his dad to try out for the show
RANDOM SHUFFLE (5 points per lyric)
- 2006, Dierks Bentley, "Free and Easy
Down the Road I Go" (is alright be know gonna So I everything)
Pete: "And I know everything is gonna
CLOSE. It was So I know...
- 2002, Jason Mraz, "The Remedy" (it When
in all to nothing end the amounts)
Sandy: "When it all amounts to nothing in the end." Five points!
- 2009, George Strait, "Living for the
Night" (tight Into neon arms me that those hold)
Dianna: "Into those neon lights that hold
me tight." Nope, they're neon ARMS.
- 1969, Merle Haggard, "Working Man
Blues" (a these workin' little blues Sing man of)
Phillip: "Sing a little bit of these blues."
They're workin' man blues.
After Round 2
SINGING WITH THE ENEMY (5 points per line)
First, Pete & Sandy...
- 2008, Darius Rucker, "Alright"
BAND: Don't need no five star
reservations / I got spaghetti and...
Pete: "A cheap ??? of wine" (A cheap bottle
BAND: Don't need no concert in the city / I got a stereo...
Sandy: "The best of Patsy Cline" (and
the best of Patsy Cline)
BAND: Ain't got no caviar no Dom Perignon / But as far as I can see...
Pete: "I got everything I want" (RIGHT!)
BAND: 'Cause I got a roof over my head / The woman I love..
Sandy: "Laying in my bed" (RIGHT!).
BAND: And it's alright alright / I got shoes under my feet / Forever in
Pete: "Staring back at me" (RIGHT!)
BAND: And it's alright alright yeah / I got all I need...
Sandy: "And it's alright by me." (RIGHT!)
Two a piece, ten a piece. Next up, Dianna
- 1991, Alan Jackson, "Don't Rock
BAND: Before you drop that quarter / Keep
one thing in mind / You got a heartbroke hillbilly...
Dianna: "Standing here in line." (RIGHT!)
BAND: I've been and down and lonely...
Phillip: "Since my baby left" (Ever
since she left)
BAND: Before you punch that number...
Dianna: "Can I make one request"
(Could I make one request)
BAND: Don't rock the jukebox / I wanna hear some Jones / 'Cause my heart
Phillip: "for the Rolling Stones" (RIGHT!)
BAND: I don't feel like rocking...
Dianna: "Since my baby's gone" (RIGHT!)
BAND: So don't rock the jukebox...
Phillip: "Play me a country song."
Two more a piece, 10 more a piece.
After Round 3
KARAOKE CHALLENGE (2 points per word)
First up is Pete. He needs three to take
- 1989, Hank Williams Jr with Hank
William, "There's a Tear in My Beer".
Pete drinks up nine for 18, giving him 28
and the lead.
Dianna is next. She needs nine to tie.
- 2000, Bon Jovi, "It's My Life"
Dianna fist pumps her way to 12 for 24
more and the lead with 34.
Phillip needs lucky 13 to move on to the
- 1990, Dwight Yoakam, "Turn It On, Turn
It Up, Turn Me Loose"
Phillip turned it on, turned it up, but
it was WAY too loose, giving him two for a total of 14. He WON'T be
... but will Sandy? She just needs seven.
- 2000, Phil Vassar, "Just Another Day in
Sandy needed seven... She got 13 for 26,
giving her 41. It's Sandy versus Dianna in...
Sandy will have the honor on the first
song, and the song is from 2006 by Rodney Atkins. Sandy will PLAY.
- 2006, Rodney Atkins, "These Are My
Sandy: "These are my people / This is
where I come from / We givin' this life
everything we got... " It was "WE'RE givin' this life..."
This could be Dianna's big chance at the
- 2004, Keith Urban, "Better Life"
Dianna: "Someday baby / You and I are
gonna be the ones / good love's gonna
shine" For the want of a word, it was "Good luck's gonna shine."
Sandy wants to redeem herself...
- 1999, Mark Chestnut, "I Don't Wanna
Miss A Thing"
Sandy: "I don't wanna close my eyes
/ I don't wanna fall asleep / 'Cause I miss you
babe and I don't wanna miss a thing." This is NOT the Aerosmith
version. The "babe" is not needed.
Last shot at it for Dianna...
- 1994, Clay Walker, "If I Could Make a
Dianna: "If I could make a livin'
out of lovin' you / I'd be a millionaire in a week or two / I'd be doin'
what I love / and lovin' what I do / If I could make a livin' out of
lovin' you." WINNER!
Dianna upset the leader to be the
champion... but now can she get paid for it? All she has to do is
complete five songs correctly. Each one is worth $500 cash money. Five
is worth $10,000. BUT, miss one and get a strike. Miss three... game
over. But you do get to take home any cash you win, so no excuse not to
go for it. It's time to play... THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
There's one in every crowd / Brings the party in us out /
Good time Charley in a Harley...
Dianna: "Whiskey bent and
hellbound." THAT'S ONE!
(2008, Montgomery Gentry, "One in Every Crowd")
I spend most every night / Beneath the light of a neon moon
/ Now if you lose your one and only...
only room here for the lonely".
She knew it was "always", not "only."
(1991, Brooks & Dunn, "Neon Moon")
You can try to resist / Try to hide from my kiss / But you
know but you know that you...
Dianna: "Can't fight the
moonlight." Count it!
(2000, LeAnn Rimes, "Can't Fight the Moonlight")
If tomorrow never comes / Will she know how much I loved her
/ Did I try every way / To show her every day..
Dianna: "That she's my only
one." Right and nice!
(1989, Garth Brooks, "If Tomorrow Never Comes")
So good so good I got-a you / I feel nice...
Dianna: "Like sugar and spice."
(1965, James Brown, "I Got You (I Feel Good)")
Destined to deceive her / he's a wrong kind of paradise /
She's gonna know it in a matter of time
Dianna: "That boy
was a walkaway Joe". SO CLOSE!
It was "just a walkaway Joe"...
(1992, Trisha Yearwood, "Walkaway Joe")
Strike three / Hold on now where you goin' / He is out /
Jimmy's out next in line...
Dianna: "Swing batter batter
swing / Batter batter swing.... batter batter swing".
(2006, Trace Adkins, "Swing")
Bottom of the
ninth... two outs... three on... Dianna hits a home run, and
she's tonight MVP with $10,000 and the title of Singing Bee
Six more people will
try to sing it right (because that's all that matters) next
week. Play us out, Steve.
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