Final Jeopardy: Record Labels
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/22/2017) in the category “Record Labels” was:
This label, home to U2 & Bob Marley, was created, fittingly, in Jamaica with an investment of 1,000 pounds sterling.
New champ Johnny Leon won $11,100 yesterday. In his second game, he takes on these two players: Zach Heinen, from Burnsville, MN; and Donna Brown, from Seattle, WA.
Round 1 Categories: Idioms Around the World – Airport Codes – A Decade in the 20th Century – It’s a Living – Weights & Measures – TV Shows That Went from B&W to Color
Johnny found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Decade in the 20th Century” under the $800 clue on the 15th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,600, twice as much as Donna in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
For bathing beauties, bikinis are introduced. show
Johnny finished in the lead with $8,200. Donna was second with $5,000 and Zach was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: I Know That Performer’s Face! – A Mighty Long-Named River – Middle “P” – Sculpture – Fearless Girl – Charging Bull
Donna found the first Daily Double in “Charging Bull” under the $1,600 clue on the 16th pick. She was in second place with $9,800 at this point, $7,200 less than Johnny’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT. Game changer!
This city has a sharp right turn from Mercaderes Street onto Estafeta; easy for a running man, less for a bull. show
Donna found the last Daily Double in “Fearless Girl” under the $1,600 clue, with 5 clues left after it. What a fitting category for Donna! In the lead with $22,800, she had $5,400 more than Johnny in second place. She fearlessly bet half her score, $11,400, and she was RIGHT.
A young woman from Chile moves to Calif. during the Gold Rush in “Daughter of Fortune” by this author. show
Donna finished in the lead with $32,600. Johnny was next with $17,400 and Zach was in third place with $5,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records in 1959, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. His HoF bio calls him “the single person most responsible for turning the world on to reggae music” and says he chose the record label name after the novel “Island in the Sun,” (by Alec Waugh, we presume). A 1957 film by the same name was based on that book, featuring an “Island in the Sun” theme song by Harry Belafonte.
A 2016 interview with Chris Blackwell is on the Jamaica Observer, calling him “the most interesting man in the world.” Also, youtube has the BBC’s 50-year tribute to Island Records, “Keep on Running,” featuring many of its artists.
Zach wrote down Columbia. He didn’t bet a cent so he remained at $5,400.
Johnny came up with Kingston. That cost him $17,300, leaving him with $100.
Donna got it right. She added $13,000 to win the match with $45,600. So Donna Brown is the new Jeopardy! champ and we will see her again on Christmas Day. In the meantime, best wishes for a great holiday weekend to everyone who is celebrating.
2 triple stumpers from the last round:
SCULPTURE ($1600) In 1622 Cardinal Borghese commissioned Bernini to sculpt “Apollo and” this river nymph for his gallery
FEARLESS GIRL ($1200) Mark Twain said his favorite book of all those he had written was his fictional biography of this French lass
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Playwrights”
He wrote the line “Our home has been nothing but a playroom” show