‘Name That Tune’: Ciara and Nicole are the biggest music buffs ever, but who will win $100,000?

Showing some great enthusiasm, Nicole started on a positive note while winning the first few questions easily. Ciara, who is from New York, slipped on some easy tracks in the beginning


                            ‘Name That Tune’: Ciara and Nicole are the biggest music buffs ever, but who will win $100,000?
Ciara and Nicole on 'Name That Tune' (FOX)

Episode two of Fox’s reboot ‘Name That Tune’ saw legendary tunes being played by bandleader Randy Jackson while the host Jane Krakowski kept the contestants Ciara and Nicole on their toes.  The latter from New Jersey kickstarted the very first round where we saw the popular tracks remixed into another genre.

Showing some great enthusiasm, Nicole started on a positive note while winning the first few questions easily. Ciara, who is from New York, slipped on some easy tracks in the beginning but soon got in the race. After locking horns in the first round, Nicole took the lead as both moved to the ‘Bid-A-Note’ round while keeping their eyes on the grand prize of $100,000. 

‘Name That Tune’ (Fox)

‘Bid-A-Note’ round

In the second round, where one has to guess a song in a maximum of 10 notes, Ciara learned from her mistakes and played smartly this time. Ciara, who is a second-grade school teacher, opened the first bidding with nine notes whereas, Nicole opted to guess a song in six notes and guess what, the risk paid-off and the latter won $10,000. However, tables soon turned and Ciara sharpened her guessing skills. With a lot of bidding and too much drama, it was Ciara in the end who pocketed $49,000 and also moved to the Golden Medley after winning the round. Nicole, unfortunately, had to exit from the show after she failed to guess the last track correctly. 

Ciara on 'Name That Tune' (FOX)

Golden Medley round 

Golden Medley is the final round of the music reality show where the winner from ‘Bid-A-Note’ round gets to guess seven songs on the tune played but the twist is one has to do all in 30 seconds. They can also pass and move to the next one and come back again if the time allows. Ciara with $49,000 aimed to win the grand prize of $100,000. She got the first one correct and passed the next two songs. She again got the fourth one correct but passed the fifth track. Moving on to the sixth one and the seventh one, luckily, she got them correct. However, coming back to her previous passed songs and with less than 10 seconds left on the clock, Ciara could not guess the answers to the tunes played again. In the end, Ciara took home a prize money of $89,000. When asked earlier about what she would do if she wins the grand prize, she had said she would love to open a school and give quality education to students who can’t afford it. For the unversed, Chip Bird, from the first episode took home a whopping prize of $136000. It is the highest till now.  

Fox’s reboot of the vintage musical game show 'Name That Tune' premiered on January 6, 2021. The original version was presented by NBC in 1952 and was created and produced by orchestra conductor Harry Salter and his wife Roberta Semple Salter. Cut to 2021, the reboot of the reality show 'Name That Tune' is being hosted by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson, whom we all know as the longest-serving judge on the reality show ‘American Idol,’ as he accompanies her as the bandleader. 

The contestants on the show battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes. Each episode consists of two standalone half-hour contests, each pitting two players against each other as they race against the clock to test their knowledge of songs, performed by the live band. The first two rounds on the show test the guessing and bidding skills of the contestants. The one who makes the most amount of money in the first two rounds goes on to play the Golden Buzzer round to win the prize money of a whopping $100,000.

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