Nagui announced a new rule in “Don’t forget the words” which should change a lot of things in the famous France 2 game…

The landscape of game shows in France is constantly undergoing developments and adjustments intended to maintain public interest and energize existing formats. Among these games, “Don’t forget the lyrics”, presented by Nagui on France 2, has occupied a special place in the hearts of viewers since 2007. This program, which puts candidates in competition based on their knowledge of song lyrics French, during a major karaoke, has just announced a major modification of its rules which promises to disrupt its usual procedure.

The announcement was made by Nagui himself, during the broadcast on March 26. A transformation which, according to the host, should particularly delight former participants as well as those loyal to the program. The revelation of this major rule change comes in a particular context, that of the imminent launch of the “Maestros Tournament”, a special event of the program where sixteen emblematic candidates, including Laurens, Margaux and Caroline, are invited to compete again, with a sum of 100,000 euros intended for an association.

The announcement made by Nagui directly concerns the maestros, these players who manage to break records for longevity, and therefore earnings, within the program. For a long time, a winning limit for a single episode had been set, beyond which participants could not claim further participation. This barrier, set at 10,000 euros for the prize pool for an episode, represented for many a definitive end to their adventure in “Don’t forget the words”.

However, the new rule announced abolishes this limit, thus opening the door to a potential return of all candidates, without exception. Nagui first mentioned the “zero limit” with lip service, before confirming: “That is to say that whatever the gain, the candidate could return to this show including Renaud, Margaux understood. After all, why not give them a chance!”

This evolution of the rules is symptomatic of a desire for renewal and adaptation to viewers’ expectations. The prospect of seeing emblematic figures of the program return, such as Renaud or Margaux, adds an element of nostalgia and continuity, strengthening the link between the game and its audience. This strategy can be seen as a response to the expectations of a community of viewers looking for familiarity, but also innovation in the game format.

However, it raises questions about its impact on the fairness of the game and on the strategy of the participants. Nagui himself acknowledged the complexity of the new rules, admitting to having difficulty fully understanding them. The risk: transforming “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” into an arena where experience and prior knowledge of the game format become decisive assets. It could also lead to a more intense competitive dynamic, with newcomers now having to compete not only against each other but also against seasoned veterans.