Don’t Forget the Lyrics Commissioned in Portugal


Banijay Rights has licensed the Don’t Forget the Lyrics format into Portugal, where Shine Iberia is producing a local treatment for RTP1.

Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Contestants choose from different genres and decades and take to the stage to sing-along with the studio band as the lyrics are displayed. When the music stops, they are challenged to continue singing the words correctly.

Lucas Green, global head of content operations for creative networks at Banijay, said: “Don’t Forget the Lyrics is the epitome of feel good-entertainment which is incredibly popular right now. As we celebrate 5,000 episodes in France, it is great to be bringing the show to new markets and we firmly believe other broadcasters will be interested in the mixture of game and music the format offers.”

Macarena Rey, CEO of Shine Iberia, commented: “We are excited to create a local version of this uplifting format which the whole family can enjoy together. The home of Fado, Portugal has always enjoyed a booming music scene, and Don’t Forget the Lyrics promises to create the fun, party atmosphere many viewers are craving.”