Don’t Forget the Lyrics Heads to Italy


Banijay Italia is producing a local version of Don’t Forget the Lyrics for the Discovery Italia free-to-air channel Nove.

Gabriele Corsi hosts the new treatment. The entertainment show makes its comeback with a twist on the classic format.

In this new version, three contestants go head-to-head in the hopes of winning an ever-growing jackpot, singing everything from fresh new releases to the best of the ’80s along with a live band. When the music and words stop, they must complete the missing lyrics. The two contestants that know the words best will go through to the next round. The duel between the remaining two will decide the champion, who will try to win the jackpot of €5,000 in the final round. Regardless of the amount of money won, the champion will return in the following episode.

Banijay represents the format globally. Don’t Forget the Lyrics has been adapted in over 25 territories, including new markets such as Portugal in 2021.

Fabrizio Ievolella, CEO of Banijay Italia, said: “With Nove onboard and the new battle concept, we’re ready to see the Italian audience sing along to their favorite songs, in this unique show. Having also worked with Gabriele on Deal with It, we know he is the perfect fit to host Don’t Forget the Lyrics, the only music game show on Italian TV.”

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, added: “Don’t Forget the Lyrics is the epitome of fun, light-hearted viewing. It is great to see this format, which is beloved by many, continuing to evolve with this deal in Italy, as well as the U.S., and the new adaptation in Portugal.”