Final Jeopardy: Singers & Albums

The Final Jeopardy question (10/1/2012) in the category “Singers & Albums” was:

She’s the only artist to have No. 1 albums in 5 consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Our new champ today is Brendan DuBois who won $23,000 on Friday. Today he takes on these two players: Rochelle Smith, from Moscow, ID and Joanna Mang, from San Diego, CA.

Rochelle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “You Deserve a Prize.” She was in second place with $400, $4,400 less than Brendan in the lead. She bet $400 and she was RIGHT.

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Brendan finished in the lead with $8,400. Rochelle was second with $3,400 and Joanna was last with $2,600.

Rochelle found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Monologues.” She was in second place with $4,600, exactly $5,000 less than Brendan in the lead. She bravely bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Joanna found the last Daily Double in “‘Ed’,” where each answer began with those two letters. She was in third place with $3,800, $6,600 behind Brendan, who was still in the lead. She bet $2,000, and she was RIGHT.

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Joanna (yes, you read that right) finished in the lead with $14,600. Rochelle was next with $13,800 and Brendan was in third place with $11,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS BARBRA STREISAND?

“In 2009, Streisand’s album Love is the Answer debuted on Billboard’s charts at #1, which placed her in the record books as the only artist to have a number one album in each of the last five decades—the 60s through the 00s!” (Barbra Archives: Streisand’s Record Sales For the Record)

Brendan wrote down Diana Ross. That cost him $3,500. He finished with $7,700.

A very unhappy looking Rochelle already knew she was wrong because she also picked Diana Ross. She bet $5,800 and finished with $8,000.

Joanna got it right and bet a healthy 10 grand, so she won the game with $24,600. Well done, Joanna! That was a great game to start off the week.

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