Final Jeopardy: Pop Music Milestones
The Final Jeopardy question (3/04/2016) in the category “Pop Music Milestones” was:
In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist.
3x champ Rachel Zoch now has $42,699 in winnings. Can she score a fourth game? She’ll have to beat these two challengers today: Natasha Gainey, from Decatur, GA; and Therese Jones, originally from State College, PA.
Round 1 Categories: “J”eography – Celebrity Entrepreneurs – Completes the Tony-Winning Play – Popular 1880s Female Baby Names – Type of Transport – Compound Word Construction
Natasha found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Compound Word” under the $1,000 before the first break. She was in second place with $1,200, $400 less than Therese in second place. She bet it all but couldn’t come up with anything so she was WRONG.
To provoke into a demonstration of worthiness + denizen of hell = this reckless chap. show
Therese finished in the lead with $4,200. Natasha was second with $2,600 and Rachel was last with $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: Caves – Art Class – You’re History – U.S. Libraries – Death, What a Character – “Yes” “No” “Or” “May” “Be”
Natasha found the first Daily Double in “You’re History” under the $1,200 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. In the lead with $11,800, she had $4,400 more than Rachel in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
France’s Reign of Terror ended with the death by guillotine of this revolutionary leader on July 28, 1794. show
Therese found the last Daily Double in “U.S. Libraries” under the $1,600 clue, with 3 clues left after it. She was in second place with $11,000 now, $4,800 less than Natasha’s lead. She bet $2,000 and said Annapolis without phrasing it as a question. It didn’t matter because that was WRONG anyway.
The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in this Maryland town. show
Natasha finished in the lead with $16,200. Therese was next with $9,000 and Rachel was in third place with $3,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “I AM WOMAN”
Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” was the second Australian hit on the Billboard 100 in the 1970s. The Bee Gees had the first with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”; however the Gibb brothers were all born in England so Reddy’s hit was the first from an Australian-born artist. (She was born in Melbourne).
Here are several No. 1 hits from other countries that preceded the 1970s from Billboard’s Hot 100 (1958-2013) list
1958 – Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) Domenico Modugno (Italy)
1961 – Wonderland By Night – Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (Germany)
1962 – Stranger On The Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk (UK)
1963 – Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (Japan)
1963 – Dominique – The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) (France)
Rachel wrote down “Back in Black” (Australian, but not a Billboard No. 1). She lost everything but $1.00.
Therese came up with “Jack & Diane” (two American kids growin’ up in the heartland). She lost her $5,400 bet and finished with $3,600.
Natasha began writing something down that started with “Kan.” She only bet $2,000 so she won the match with the $14,200 that she had left.
The last triple stumper in the game was in U.S. Libraries: “At tripadvisor.com, her library & museum ranks as the No. 1 thing to do in Montgomery, Alabama.” Rachel lost $2K with Eudora Welty. The other ladies didn’t buzz in.
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Biblical Names”
In Genesis 4 this name is chosen because God “hath appointed me another seed.” show