‘Name That Tune’: Did Nicole get robbed despite guessing the correct song? Internet says ‘this is bogus’

Despite being better than Ciara at the game, Nicole failed to reach the Golden Medly round, all thanks to the format of the show


                            ‘Name That Tune’: Did Nicole get robbed despite guessing the correct song? Internet says ‘this is bogus’
Nicole on ‘Name That Tune’ (FOX)

The reboot of the very famous music reality show ‘Name That Tune', as we well know, now airs on FOX and in the latest episode, we saw contestants Ciara from New York and Nicole from New Jersey locking horns with their sharp guessing skills in order to win a whopping $100,000 grand prize.

Nicole showed some exceptional guessing skills from the very beginning and also won the first round they called ‘Remix’d’ where both the contestants had to guess the tracks being played as they were remixed into different genres. Despite being better than Ciara at the game, Nicole failed to reach the Golden Medly round, all thanks to the format of the show. 

‘Name That Tune’ (Fox)

Did Nicole get robbed on the show?

In the very first round, Nicole easily took over Ciara with her confidence and quick reactions when it came to guessing the songs. The former won ‘Remix’d’ round as both moved to one of the most exciting rounds on ‘Name That Tune’ called ‘Bid-A-Note'. In this round, one has to guess a song in maximum 10 notes. Two contestants can bid the lowest and if they fail to guess the track, the opponent then gets to guess the track in 10 notes.  

Ciara and Nicole on 'Name That Tune' (FOX)

Nicole started off well while pocketing $10,000 after correctly guessing the song in the first go. For $15,000, Nicole then bid for seven notes while Ciara went for six. However, Nicole got it all wrong and the steal went to Ciara and she pocketed $15,000. The next guess was for the amount of $20,000. With an intention to win, Nicole decided to go only for five notes. She guessed the track ‘I Will Always Love You’ correctly. Now, the last guess of the round was for $25,000, where Nicole guessed the track as ‘Play that Funky Music White Boy’ whereas, the correct answer, according to the show’s format was ‘Play that Funky Music’ which then Ciara got it right after she again got the steal with 10 notes.

With a lot of bidding and too much drama, Ciara, in the end, pocketed $49,000 and also moved to the Golden Medley. Nicole, unfortunately, had to exit from the show after she failed to answer the last one correctly. Later in the show, another contestant Melissa guessed the TV theme as ‘90210’ whereas, the correct answer was ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and it was accepted.

Fan reactions

A lot of viewers on Twitter slammed the show for their format saying that Nicole clearly gave the correct answer and it should have been her going to the Golden Medley round and not Ciara. Speaking on the same lines, one viewer said, “#NameThatTune should have given it to Nicole she was on point. This is bogus.” Another expressed, “@namethattune the last song ‘ name that funky music’....’white boy’ should have been accepted. The contestant got this song correct. Your non-acceptance of the answer because she added ‘white boy’ which is part of this song’ was prejudice.” 

Ciara on 'Name That Tune' (FOX)

One shared, “That was a technicality for Nicole on the white boy answer .....Shes so sweet ....I think yall should have her back on another episode so she can try again.....#NAME THAT TUNE” Another added, “You see right there: The show was "Beverly Hills 90210" and credit was given credit for "90210." That's fine by me. But Nicole credit for "Funky Music White Boy." #NameThatTune” One user posted, “How is that Melissa could say “Theme from 90210” instead of “Beverly Hills 90210” and it’s acceptable but Nicole says “Name that funky music white boy” instead of “Name that funky music” and it’s incorrect? Nicole was cheated @namethattune.” One individual said, “Nicole was robbed!”



 



 



 



 



 



 

FOX network’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, reboot 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'.

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