Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category National Anthems) for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 7):
With lyrics by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, it debuted on June 24, 1880, at a celebration of St. Jean Baptiste Day
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Colin Kennedy, a museum educator from Washington, D.C.
|Helen Lyons, a classical radio host & opera singer from Ferrisburgh, Vermont
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (12-day total: $356,643)
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Correct response: What is “O Canada”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Oh, cool! A clue about the history of The Jeopardy! Fan‘s national anthem, “O Canada”! Its music was composed by Calixa Lavallée to Adolphe-Basile Routhier’s French-language poem.
Today, the French lyrics are unchanged from Routhier’s version; the English version, originally written by R. Stanley Weir in 1908, has been changed a few times over the years, with the most recent change coming in 2018.
Interestingly, “O Canada” didn’t officially become Canada’s national anthem until 1980. Prior to that, “God Save the King”/”God Save The Queen” was used in many contexts and is still Canada’s royal anthem.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $370 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Helen $5,400 – $5,400 = $0 (What is the Marseillaise?)
Colin $20,300 – $20,199 = $101 (What is La Marseillaise?)
Jason $23,000 – $17,700 = $5,300 (13-day total: $361,943) (What is La Marseillaise?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HALLEY’S COMET IN HISTORY $1000 (4th pick)
Jason 400 +1000 (Helen 1000 Colin 1000)
2) FROM C TO D $2000 (5th pick)
Colin 4200 +2500 (Jason 15000 Helen 5400)
3) NEVER TO RETURN $1200 (11th pick)
Colin 11500 +6000 (Jason 17000 Helen 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 215
J! round: HALLEY’S COMET IN HISTORY $200
DJ! Round: CENTER FOR THE INTREPID $400; AWARDS & HONORS $400; FROM C TO D $400; SHAKESPEARE’S EXIT LINES $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800
Jason $23,000 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 55.77% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Colin $15,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Helen $5,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.31% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,400
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
382 correct, 30 incorrect
21/23 on rebound attempts (on 48 rebound opportunities)
49.15% in first on buzzer (347/706)
24/29 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $73,900)
7/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,800
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
14 games: 86.010%
Avg. streak: 19.148 games.
- I do provide Betting Strategy 101 here on the site for those who wish to avail themselves of it. Because Helen’s score was exactly twice the difference between Jason and Colin, Helen should have bet $0 in Final Jeopardy. Colin should have limited his bet to no more than $9,499 (as that keeps Helen locked out).
- That being said, Jeopardy! would be a much more boring game if everybody bet using an identical strategy.
- This was the first game of Jason’s that wasn’t a runaway game since his 5th win (a game which also saw both trailing contestants overwager in Final Jeopardy, leading to a small win for Jason on a Triple Stumper Final Jeopardy)
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