The lady who will be going for very serious money tonight is Erin Payne from Riverside, CA. She is a marketing manager for a title company in San Diego.
The categories are: 1990s, Duets, Break Up Songs, Pop, Disco, R & B, Driving Songs, Rock and Whitney Houston. She tries Whitney Houston first.
The song choices are "Greatest Love of All" and "So Emotional", and she tries "Greatest Love of All". Three missing words are needed here. Lyric:
"Remind us how we ___ __ __"
She completes the line with "...used to be" and locks them in for $2,500. Next category pick is the 1990s, and the song choices this time are "Come to my Window" by Melissa Etheridge and "More Than Words" by Extreme. She tries "More Than Words", and again, three missing words are needed. Lyric:
"Cause __ ______ ____"
She fills them in with ..I'd already know" to double her money. Next topic choice is Driving Songs, and "Radar Love" by Golden Earring and "Fun, Fun, Fun" by The Beach Boys are available. She tries the song by The Beach Boys, and for the third time in a row, three misssing words are required. Here's the target:
"Til' her daddy takes __ ____ ____"
She gets "...the T-Bird away" to double her money again. The $25,000 mark will go through Rock. The song choices are "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer and "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and she tries "Simply Irresistable". This time, four missing words need to be given, and they followed after "The trend is irreversible". She follows those words up with "...And she is just", which isn't going to work, so she needs a backup. Her friends are here- Rhonda and Tina. She tries the multiple choice backup, and here are the choices...
A: "She really is invincible"
B: "The woman is invincible"
C: "The lady's so invincible"
She tries the two words backup next, and the first two words are...."The woman...", meaning she gets to lock in B for $25,000. She'll try to double that with the category of Pop, and the choices are "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club and "American Pie" by Don McLean. She tries "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", and four missing words are needed. Here's the lyric:
"That's a step _ ____ __ __"
She completes it with "...I stand too far" and locks them in....but she's wrong! It was "...a step too far", so she doesn't make it through the entire show. At least she had nothing to lose...
Well, it looks like I didn't watch the promos correctly, so nobody will get to the Million Dollar Song in this particular season.
Eddie Vandiver was the real final contestant of the season. When he got to the $25,000 mark, he had only the partner backup left, and the categories of Legends, R & B, All About Friends, Disco and 1980s. He tried Legends next.
The song choices were "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash and "Money" by The Beatles. He tried "Walk the Line", and five missing words were needed. Here's the target:
"I find it very ___ ____ ____ ____ ____"
He didn't have much of anything, as he sung "...hard to go and sing". His backup partner selection was either his wife, Angie, or his uncle, Ray. He chose Ray, and their final guess was "...very easy to be true". After locking the words in, he doubled up to $50,000.
He tried the subject of All About Friends next. The song choices were "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks and "That's Waht Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick. He tried "Friends in Low Places", and ten missing words were needed this go-round. They followed after "When I took his glass of champagne", and he sung "Well, I toasted you said honey, we may be through". When he locked them in, I groaned...and with good reason, because only the first word was wrong. Actual first word- "And". He leaves with $25,000 as this season comes to a close.