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The buzz is back, and just like before, you don't have to sing it well, you just have to sing it right in CMT's take on musical chairs...

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Melissa Peterman
Musical Director Steve Dorff
Creators Phil Gurin
Bob Horowitz
EP Bob Horowitz
Phil Gurin
Bob Kusbit
Claire McCabe
John Hamlin
Packager Juma Entertainment & the Gurin Company for CMT Productions
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Episode 2.8
March 5

The 60/40 mix on this version of the Bee is like "Hillbilly Rock". Six players will be chosen to rock it all the way to the top, with $10,000 and the title of Singing Bee Champion on the line.


- 2008, Keith Urban, "Sweet Thing"
BAND: I held open the car door for you / then you climbed inside and slid on over / to the other side / I thought my oh my / Sweet thing...
Nathan: "The moon is high and the night is young". With a little bit of extra!

- 1996, Alan Jackson, "Who's Cheatin' Who"
BAND: But you cannot impose / You can't stick your nose / into something that you can't understand / But still you wonder who's cheatin' who / Who's being true...
Caitlan: "And who don't even care anymore." YES!

- 1998, Train, "Meet Virginia"
BAND: Well she wants to be the queen / And she thinks about her scene / Pulls her hair back as she screams...
Betsy: "I don't really want to be queen." Good try...
Daniel: "I don't want to be queen." That's good to know, Daniel.
Sarah: "I don't really want to live this way". That's.. the second verse.
Vanessa: "I don't really want to be a queen." Close it was "THE" queen. NEW SONG!

- 2009, Eric Church, "Love Your Love the Most"
BAND: Yeah I'm a fan of Faulkner books / and anything my mama cooks / Small mouthed bass have got me hooked / on Sunday afternoons / Yes I love good cold beer...
Betsy: "And mustard on my fries." GOT IT.

- 1997, Chumbawamba, "Tubthumping"
BAND: We'll be singing when we're winning / We'll be singing / I get knocked down but I get up again...
Daniel: "You're never gonna keep me down!" THAT'S FOUR!

Four players... only one champion. Let's play the Bee!

"The Paper Clip Man"
orig. Camden, AR
student at Louisiana Tech
met husband on a blind date (who was fixed up by two different people)
can fit four quarters into his nose

RANDOM SHUFFLE (5 points per lyric)

- 1994, Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Shut Up and Kiss Me" (darling as cure the much the as Love's symptom)
Nathan: "Love's a symptom darling and that's a cure..." No, it's "Love's as much the symptom darling as the cure." 

- 2002, Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved" (Ask wants her if stay awhile she to)
Caitlan: "Ask her if she wants to stay awhile." Five points!

- 1970, Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter" (a shoveled to man's dollar poor He make coal)
Betsy: "He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar." Perfect!

- 2009, John Rich, "Shuttin' Detroit Down" (friend mad me let tell it me you Well fighting gets)
Daniel: "You make me and looks it's getting fighting mad" Not even in the same zip code. It was "Well let me tell you friend it gets me fighting mad."

After Round 2
Nathan: 0
Caitlan: 5
Betsy: 5
Daniel: 0

SINGING WITH THE ENEMY (5 points per line)

First, Nathan & Caitlan...

- 2008, Taylor Swift, "You Belong with Me"

BAND: You're on the phone with your girlfriend / she's upset / She's going off about soemthing / that you said / 'Cause she doesn't get your humor...
Nathan: "Like I do" (RIGHT!)
BAND: I'm the room / It's a typical Tuesday night / I'm listening to the type of music...
Caitlan: "She doesn't like" (RIGHT!)
BAND: And she'll never know your story like I do / But she wears short skirts...
Nathan: "I wear sneakers" (I wear t-shirts)
BAND: She's cheer captain and...
Caitlan: "I'm on the bleachers" (RIGHT!).
BAND: Dreaming 'bout the day / when you'll wake up and find / That what you're looking for...
Nathan: "Has been here the whole time" (RIGHT!)
BAND: If you could see that I'm the one / who understand you / Been here all along so why can't you see...
Caitlan: "You belong with me." (RIGHT!)
BAND: You belong with me...

Caitlan's perfect with 15... and Nathan's not too bad with 10. Calling up Betsy and Daniel now...

- 1983, Ronnie Milsap, "Stranger in My House"

BAND: There's a silence here between us / I've never...
Betsy: "Heard before" (RIGHT!)
BAND: And I can't find the love ...
Daniel: "That we knew before." (in her eyes anymore)
BAND: There's some changes going on / I'm beginning...
Betsy: "To understand" (RIGHT!)
BAND: When I'm holding her I swear I feel...
Daniel: "The presence of another man " (RIGHT!)
BAND: There's a stranger in my house / Somebody here that
Betsy: "I can't see" (RIGHT!)
BAND: A stranger in my house / Somebody here trying...
Daniel: "To imitate me." (To take her away from me)

... Yikes, Daniel. At least you have 5. Betsy, though... is still killing it.

After Round 3
Nathan: 10
Caitlan: 20
Betsy: 20
Daniel: 5

KARAOKE CHALLENGE (2 points per word)

First up is Daniel. He needs the crowd's help. He also needs eight to take the lead.

- 2006, Sugarland, "Want To".

Daniel sweeps it... almost... with 14 words, 28 points, 33 total.

Nathan needs 12 to take the lead away from him. And he may have a Youtube moment.

- 1981, Softcell, "Tainted Love".

He ends up with 13 to take the lead with 26 points more, 36 total.

Caitlan will move on if she picks up nine words.

- 1989, Garth Brooks, "The Dance"

Caitlan picks up 13 more for 26, 46 total.

Same deal with Betsy. Nine will put her in the Showdown.

- 1998, Faith Hill, "This Kiss"

... just be happy you swept it and that we aren't grading for ability. Betsy and Caitlan will face each other in...


Betsy will have the honor on the first song, and the song is from 1994 by David Lee Murphy. Betsy will PASS.

- 1994, David Lee Murphy, "Dust on the Bottle"

Caitlan: "Might be a little on the dust on the bottle / But don't let it fool ya about what's inside / Might be a little dust on the bottle / but it's one of those things... " No but, sweetheart.

Betsy took fate into her own hands. Let's see what she does.

- 1981, George Strait, "Unwound"

Betsy: "That woman had a hand wrapped around my finger..." Sorry, it was "that I had".

Caitlan gets another shot at it.

- 2008, Katy Perry, "I Kissed A Girl"

Caitlan: "I kissed a girl and I liked it / The taste of her cherry ChapStick / I kissed a girl just to try it / I hope my boyfriend don't mind it / It felt so wrong it felt so right / I think I'm in love tonight..." It was "Don't mean"...

Last shot at it for Betsy...

- 2002, Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

Betsy: "Oh give me the beat boys / and free my soul / I want to get lost in your rock and roll / And drift away / Give me the beat boys / and free my soul / I want to get lost in your rock and roll / And drift away." WINNER!

Betsy took control and it paid off... but can she make it pay off? 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!

Song #1: And if his memory comes around / and you think you still care / we'll burn that bridge...

Betsy: "When we get there." THAT'S ONE!

(1993, Brooks & Dunn, "We'll Burn That Bridge")

Song #2: At a red light in the sunshine on a Sunday / nothin' to say...

Betsy: "I don't know." At least she was honest; it was "don't even try."

(2009, David Nall, "Red Light")

$500 X    
Song #3: I will do the laundry if you pay all the bills / Where is my John Wayne / Where is my prairie son...

Betsy: "Where have all the cowboys gone?". Skipped a line. It was "Where is my happy ending".

(1996, Paula Cole, "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone")

$500 X X  
Song #4: On the road again / Going places that I've never been / Seein' things that I may never see again...

Betsy: "And I can't wait to get on the road again." GOOD!

(1980, Willie Nelson, "On the Road Again")

$1000 X X  
Song #5: It's hi ya'll did ya eat well come on in / I'm sure glad...

Betsy: "To see ya." SEE YA!

(2008, Tim McGraw, "Southern Voice")

$1000 X X X

The lyric was "to know ya", but Betsy does take $1000 for the two songs that she nailed so far.

Six more people will try to sing it right (because that's all that matters) next week. Play us out, Steve.

To view this episode in its entirety, or to find out how to "bee" a contestant, go to singingbee.cmt.com.