The Lyrics Board

The Lyrics Board was an Irish game show hosted by Aonghus McAnally and then by Eurovision Song Contest 1992 winner Linda Martin. In each episode there are two teams. Each team consists of a piano player/team captain who is joined by two celebrities/singers, at either side. A team would choose a number from one to five, from "the board", revealing a word. The team would then have to sing a song with that related word to remain in charge of 'the board'. If the team sing the secret song which is on the board, then this team would win a point, with the team with the most points declared as the winners.

The Lyrics Board
GenreGame show
Created byPhilip Kampff
Andy Ruane
Presented byAonghus McAnally
Kevin Hough
Linda Martin
John Keogh
Brendan Shine
Brian Ormond
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)RTÉ, TRTÉ
Running time180 minutes approx including commercials
Production company(s)Like It Love It
Original networkRTÉ, TRTÉ
Original release1992 (1992) – 2012

Team captains on the show included former Eurovision winner Paul Harrington, Kyron & The Strangels frontman Kyron Bourke, You're A Star Musical Director Ronan Johnston and Jim Sheridan, keyboard player with the Camembert Quartet. 26 different versions have been produced worldwide.

The format was revamped for the 2011–2012 season by RTÉ for its TRTÉ strand. The new version of the format was called Sing! and was presented by former Pop Idol contestant Brian Ormond with former Six member Emma O'Driscoll and Royseven frontman Paul Walsh acting as team captains.

International versionsEdit

Region/Country Local name Main presenter Network Year premiered
  Belgium (Flanders) De notenclub Kurt Van Eeghem (1998)
Anja Daems (1999-2004)
VRT 1998–2004
Sing That Song Peter Van de Veire VRT 2013-2014
  Denmark Op På Tangenterne Michael Bundesen TVDanmark 1995–1998
Hit Med Sangen Amin Jensen
Peter Kær
DR1 2000–2004
  Finland BumtsiBum!
Marco Bjurström
Kalle Lindroth
MTV3 1997–2005
  Indonesia [1] MeLirik Lagu Indie Barends Trans7 2004–2006
  Italy Non sparate sul pianista Carlo Conti Rai Uno 2010
Fabrizio Frizzi 2012
  Lebanon هيك منغني
Heik Menghanni
Maya Diab MTV Lebanon
  Netherlands De notenclub Paula Udondek kro 2000–2002
Nance TROS 2005
  Norway På Tangenten Gunnar Andersen TV2 1996
Kamp i klaveret Gunnar Andersen TVNorge 1997–1998
Beat for Beat Ivar Dyrhaug (1999–2015)
Atle Pettersen (2016–present)
NRK1 1999–present
  Poland Śpiewające fortepiany Rudi Schuberth TVP2 2001–2006
  Romania Duelul pianelor Adrian Enache TVR2 2016–present
  Russia Два рояля
Dva royalya
Sergei Minaev
Valery Syutkin
RTR/Rossiya 1998–2001
Sergei Minaev TVC 2004–2005
  Slovenia Odpeto ? TOP TV 2013
  Sweden Så ska det låta Peter Harryson (1997–2005)
Peter Settman (2006–2013)
Kalle Moraeus (2014–2017)
Sarah Dawn Finer (2018–)
SVT2 (1997–2000)
SVT1 (2001–present)
  Vietnam [2] Trò chơi Âm nhạc Vũ Anh Tuấn
Diễm Quỳnh
Lại Văn Sâm (2nd anniversary special only)[3]
VTV3 September 02, 2005 – October 31, 2012
  Wales [4] The Lyrics Game Mike Doyle BBC Wales August 8 – September 5, 2003

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