Final Jeopardy: Songs from Musicals

The Final Jeopardy question (12/3/2015) in the category “Songs from Musicals” was:

This song from a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was once simply titled “First Singing Lesson”.

Current champ Joyce Hshieh has a 3-day total of $39,403. Today her opponents are: Kelly Wright, from Rocky Ridge, MD; and Jarrett Cabell, from Schaumburg, IL.

Round 1: Jarrett found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Old 97s” under the $1,000 clue. He was in second place with $1,200, $1,800 less than Kelly’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and came up with King Arthur. That was WRONG.

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That ended the round, leaving the whole “The Food Will Be Televised” category still on the board. Kelly had the lead with $3,000. Joyce was now second with $600 and Jarrett was back to what he began the round with: zero.

Round 2: Jarrett found the first Daily Double in “Chemistry” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was now in the hole for $800. Kelly was still leading with $3,000 and Joyce was in the hole for $600. He bet $1,000 but could not come up with a response so he was WRONG.

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Joyce found the last Daily Double in “Song Books” under the $2,000 clue. She and Jarrett were now in a tie with $1,800 each. That was exactly $2,000 less than Kelly’s lead. She bet $1,800 and thought it was Laura Ingalls Wilder. That was WRONG.

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Kelly finished in the lead with $4,200. Jarrett was next with $3,000 and Joyce was in third place with $800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


ABC News has an article on “The Sound of Music”, showing 6 big changes that were made. The title change for “Do-Re-Mi” is No. 3 and they even have an image of Oscar Hammerstein’s original notes for the song, showing some of the lines that ended up being changed.

Joyce got it right and doubled her score to $1,600.

Jarrett thought it was “A Spoonful of Sugar.” He lost his $1,201 bet, finishing with $1,799.

Kelly also got it right. Her $2,500 bet brought her up to today’s winning total: $6,700. It also made her the new Jeopardy! champ.

FJ Results: 12-3-15

During the chat, Kelly talked about playing Jeopardy! with her 91-year-old grandfather. He was in the audience and was shown proudly clapping for Kelly after her victory was announced.

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9 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    36/54 here. $12,200 off of unanswered clues. Two games this week where leader had less than $5K going into FJ!. $11900 between the three players going into MOnday’s FJ!, and only $8K tonight. Looks like 1984-85 scores going into FJ! Joyce was one missed DD away from actually having a fourth win and a possible 2016-17 TofC berth. A whole category, the Food will be Televised, doesn’t get played at all in the first round.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Whoa! This game should have aired yesterday.

    • VJ says:

      I had to re-read that clue when Jarrett answered bubblewrap instead of Stovetop!!

    • Cece says:

      They aired yesterday’s game in my area (Kosovo), so tomorrow they’ll either air tonight’s (do-re-mi) or Friday’s one. Argh!

      • VJ says:

        That is unbelievable!

        • Cece says:

          OK, now that I’ve read the recap, I’ll pray not to get this game aired in my area tomorrow (but Friday’s one). WTH!!??
          Let’s see:

          3 DD’s wrongly answered
          A whole category left on the board at end of 1st round with scores $0, $600, $3,000
          The lead going into FJ, $4,200
          FJ: do-re-mi, really!!??

          Oh, yeah,give me some of that tomorrow.

        • VJ says:

          Well, let us know. If the “ia” game had your bf ROTFL, this one, featuring Joan of Arc from Lourdes, will give him convulsions!

        • Cece says:

          “Joan of Arc from Lourdes”, lol! I’m not sure which one that is but my plan is, if these 3 contestants are shown at the introduction tomorrow, I’m changing the channel.

  3. Zach Woolsey says:

    Games like this are making me miss the ToC more and more.