Articles for The Singing Bee Season 1

Dancing With the Stars favorite Joey Fatone is joining the recently fast tracked prime time game show The Singing Bee, an updated take on “Name that Tune” where contestants must remember the lyrics to pop songs in order to win cash. The show was originally planned to air later in the season, but NBC pulled the production forward to July 10th in order to head-off Fox Network’s similarly themed Don’t Forget the Lyrics. Dancing With the Stars’ Fatone has already put his famously competitive – yet jovial – attitude to work by publicly ribbing his rival host, Wayne Brady. Read more »
Justin Timberlake is making hit solo records, selling out concert venues and dating Jessica Biel. Fellow N*Sync member Joey Fatone is now hosting The Singing Bee, a new game show debuting on NBC tonight at 9:30pm. Gee, I wonder who got the better end of that deal.America‘s Got Talent may be the obvious heir apparent to the cult classic game show The Gong Show, but The Singing Bee, premiering after America‘s Got Talent, rightfully deserves that title. It‘s a haphazard show that meanders with no clear aim in sight. Fatone appears to be making up the rules as he goes along, occasionally taking a break to let some equally embarrassing timewaster fill the stage.  He‘s a modern-day Chuck Barris, minus the delusions of working for the CIA and the cocaine. Read more »
The Singing Bee was hailed as the top show of the week. According to Nielsen Media Research, NBC’s new game show hit the number 1 spot, peaking in the 18-49 primetime’s key demographic of adults and total viewers. This also fueled the network to rank number 2 for the week of July 9 to 15.The early launch of Singing Bee positively resulted to soaring ratings.  Originally slated to begin with a six episode series during the fall of 2007, it aired early in reaction to FOX’s competing show Don‘t Forget the Lyrics.  When Singing Bee premiered with a half-hour episode on Tuesday, July 10, it delivered the highest rating for any new summer series on any network in almost five years. Read more »
NBC’s latest reality series, The Singing Bee, is doing so well in the ratings that the network has decided to renew the show for another run during the fall television season.  The premiere drew about 13 million viewers, while the second episode earned a 6.8/11 ratings share. The karaoke competition will remain on the network’s Tuesday night lineup when it comes in the fall. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars season 4 runner-up Joey Fatone, The Singing Bee starts off each week with six contestants, who then try to advance to the next round by completing songs played on the show.  The first four who provide the right set of lyrics move to the next round, where they go against each other in pairs.  The two contestants from the winning pair then go head-to-head in the championship round.  Whoever wins the championship round gets the chance to earn big money during the Final Countdown. Read more »
Although Holly Cruikshank has been seen in various theater productions, she is popularly known as one of the members of The Honey Bees, the house dancers of NBC‘s primetime game show, The Singing Bee. Originally from Fountain Hills, Arizona, Cruikshank went to New York after being told she was too tall for ballet and decided to bring her dance expertise in Broadway.  After a series of musicals, she got an audition with The Singing Bee and the rest is history. Read more »
Premiere Date and Time: Tuesday, September 4, 9:30pmNetwork: NBCTime Slot Competition: Dancing with the Stars, The Unit, House, ReaperHost: Joey Fatone Read more »
Former *NSYNC singer and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Joey Fatone and Phil Gurin, co-creator and executive producer of The Singing Bee, talked to the press today about the new fall season of NBC‘s karaoke-style musical game show. The Singing Bee, the ultimate sing-along series, enjoyed such success when it premiered this summer that NBC added it to the fall lineup.  Fatone will continue this fall as host of the reality show.The fall season premieres on Tuesday September 25 at 9:30pm. Read more »
Joey Fatone, who currently serves as the host of the NBC game show, The Singing Bee, is deeply worried about old pal Britney Spears. After seeing her much-talked about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Palms Hotel and Casino, the former ‘N Sync member now wants the 25-year-old pop singer to seek serious help.Spears‘ opening act for the MTV event was considered as her “comeback” performance following a series of recent personal struggles that has temporarily put a pause to her music career. She appeared in black sequined bikini and knee-high stiletto boots, and performed "Gimme More," a lead single off her upcoming album.  Unfortunately, her act was given harsh and very unfavorable reviews as many criticized Spears to have forgotten the lyrics and dance moves to her performance, which made her “seemingly disoriented and lacking of energy.” Read more »
NBC is turning its Tuesday night programming upside down by putting The Singing Bee on first at 8pm, followed by a 90-minute episode of The Biggest Loser on at 8:30pm.The Biggest Loser, which began its fourth season on September 11, will have two two-hour episodes beginning at 8pm on September 18 and 25. The following week, The Singing Bee will premiere on Tuesday, October 2 at 8pm. Read more »
The hit summer sensation, The Singing Bee, has finally sung its way into the fall.  Tonight, the karaoke-spelling bee-style competition will be returning on NBC at 8pm ET/PT to kickoff another season packed with fresh new twists and exciting musical performers, along with host Joey Fatone, house band Ray Chew and the Groove and the dancing Honey Bees.Gracing tonight‘s episode is Toni Basil, who will be participating in a “One Hit Wonders” theme marking premiere.  Also known as Antonia Christina Basilotta, the 64-year-old singer is best known for her music video Mickey, and for serving as a choreographer for movies like American Graffiti, The Rose, and Legally Blonde. Read more »
In line with the return of The Singing Bee, and the karaoke trend that has arguably become a national pastime, NBC‘s hit series, the Gurin Company and Juma Entertainment, LLC have decided to team up for an exclusive licensing partnership with Outrageous International for the release of The Singing Bee i-Sing, the world‘s first interactive, handheld MP3-Karaoke player.The Singing Bee i-Sing, which will be available in time for the holidays, is a bee-styled device that will allow users to sing along their favorite tunes, listen to top hits, and record their own voices all at once.  Described as the ultimate handled portable device, it‘s the first of its kind that merges together karaoke technologies with MP3. Read more »
Joey Fatone, who serves as host on NBC‘s karaoke and spelling bee-style competition The Singing Bee, and Mel B., English pop singer best known as one of the members of the girl group the Spice Girls, are teaming up to show viewers the most unique way to get to know your co-workers.  On June 29 at 9pm on TLC, the duo will begin their search for America‘s most surprising talent in the least likely places with the new series The Singing Office. Read more »