Final Jeopardy: The Grammys

The Final Jeopardy question (1/28/2013) in the category “The Grammys” was:

Of the more than 75 competitive categories, this one does not cite the title of any album, song or other project.

3-day champ Joshua Brakhage is back on board today. His total winnings so far: $49,605. Today he’ll test his knowledge against these two players: Kristin Durianski, from Merrillville, IN. and Heather Montanye, from Monticello, FL.

Kristin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Mythological Mistakes.” She was in second place with $3,400, $1,200 behind Joshua and Heather who were tied for the lead. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.

When this Gorgon got mad at Athena for refusing a request, Athena made her ugly & turned her hair into snakes.
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Joshua finished in the lead with $6,800. Kristin was second with $6,000 and Heather was last with $5,600.

Joshua found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “International TV Titles.” He had $8,000, $4,000 less than Heather’s lead. He bet $6,000 and he was RIGHT.

In Germany this show had “Die Rettungs-Schwimmer von Malibu” as part of its title.
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Joshua found the last Daily Double in “Peninsulas.” He had $16,800, $400 less than Heather’s lead. He bet $3,200, and he was RIGHT.

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Joshua finished in the lead with $22,000. Heather was next with $20,000 and Kristin was in third place with $5,200.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS BEST NEW ARTIST?

“The General Field (also known as the ‘Big Four’) are four standard awards for musical works which do not restrict nominees by genre or some other criterion:
Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song. Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album. Song of the Year is awarded to the writer(s)/composer(s) of a single song. Best New Artist is awarded to an artist without reference to a song or album.” (wikipedia)

Kristin wrote down “Artist of the Year.” That was the closest anyone got. She lost her $4,100 bet and finished with $1,100.

Heather thought it was “Spoken Word.” That only cost her $2,001 and she finished with $17,999.

Joshua also wrote down “Spoken Word.” He only bet $1,994 so he ended up with $20,006 and won the day once again. Bravo, Joshua! His 4-day total is $69,611. That would put Joshua on our TOC Top 12, at No. 11 today, but who knows what will happen tomorrow? And they probably have already assembled the competing champs. So he will be on the new list.

We don’t but we do know the Teen Tournament is starting in 2 days.

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2 Responses

  1. Larry Black says:

    I based my previous post on the many years I subscribed to Billboard and used their list of nominees. I just checked the Grammy site and each nominee in both of the producer categories has the projects they were involved with listed. I should have checked that site out first.

  2. Larry Black says:

    Concerning the Final Jeopardy Grammy question, of the many times that I have looked at detailed listings of Grammy nominees, the producer of the year and classical producer of the year categories only show the nominees’ names with no projects named.