Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 22, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Female Music Superstars) for Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 32):

With more than 30 top 10 albums since 1963, this singer-actress ranks no. 1 among the Billboard 200’s Greatest Women Artists of All Time

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Andre Havrylyshyn, a Ph.D student from Irmo, South Carolina
Andre Havrylyshyn on Jeopardy!
Martha Bordogna, an attorney from Indian Trail, North Carolina
Martha Bordogna on Jeopardy!
Ryan Bradley, a TV & animation marketing executive from West Hollywood, California (1-day total: $9,199)
Ryan Bradley on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Barbra Streisand?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Barbra Streisand, over her illustrious career, has had 33 top 10 albums on Billboard‘s main album chart, including the soundtrack to the third of four versions of A Star Is Born. She’s had 52 gold albums, 31 platinum albums, 14 multi-platinum albums, 8 Grammy Awards, and #1 albums in every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s.

Taylor Swift ranks second on the list.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Andre $10,600
Martha $9,700
Ryan $8,000


Tonight’s results:
Ryan $8,000 – $8,000 = $0 (Who is Cher?)
Martha $9,700 + $6,700 = $16,400 (1-day total: $16,400)
Andre $10,600 – $8,801 = $1,799 (Who is Cher?)



Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Martha $6,800
Andre $5,200
Ryan $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) A TREE GROWS IN BOOK LAND $800 (4th pick)
Andre 800 +1000 (Martha 1000 Ryan 600)
2) MOVING THE SAINTS $1600 (12th pick)
Andre 12000 -3400 (Martha 9200 Ryan 4400)
3) CLASSICAL MUSIC $800 (22nd pick)
Martha 10800 -3500 (Andre 13400 Ryan 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 39


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.75 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Martha $13,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Andre $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Ryan Bradley, final statistics:
32 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,100

Martha Bordogna, statistics to date:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200

Martha Bordogna, to win:
2 games: 32.747%
3: 10.724%
4: 3.512%
5: 1.150%
6: 0.377%
Avg. streak: 1.487 games.


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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 22, 2019"

  1. When I read the clue, I immediately thought of Diana Ross, though her solo work (and time in the Supremes) apparently doesn’t approach Ms Streisand’s totals – plus the first Supremes album was in 1962.

    It will be interesting to see if anyone who comes up with correct singer misspells her first name as “Barbara” – and whether the extra “a” in the middle would make the response incorrect (adding an extra syllable that might not be noticed in a hurried verbal response).

    • I doubt it would be judged incorrect. Yes, adding a letter to change pronunciation is usually judged incorrect, but the first names of Barbara Bush and Barbra Streisand (and every other Barbara I can think of)) are pronounced the same….I don’t recall ever hearing of a Bar-ba-ra ).

      • Then you’ve never been in Europe or countries where the spelling is pronounced in full, where syllables are not swallowed.Not just with names but in general.If she changed it legally to BARBRA it should be judged wrong. However – take the safe route – like a few days ago – and go with just Streisand (like with “Mao”, not using “Tse Tung” or
        “De Zong” as Ed did…how many Streisands are there and the first and second name together would also take a lot of time when you write both in full. “B. Streisand” would be another option.
        But all over Europe it is pronounced BarbAra, sounding out all 3 “A”s.And a lot of other countries. She was named “Barbara” and it was her decision to pronounce it w/o the middle “A” because it distinguished her from the other Barbaras. Whether she did it legally is the point here, but just technically. In this case they would most likely give the players a break. When the correct FJ question is about the Beatles, the “Ringo Starr” would technically be wrong since his name is Richard Starkey, Since last year Sir Richard Starkey…😉

        • PS
          Just to clarify (I’m sorry): when I said”….all over Europe….” I meant regular Barbaras, not the FJ one are pronounced with all 3 “A”s.

          • Not here though generally, and last time I checked this is American Jeopardy! I still say “Barbara Streisand” would have been accepted. (And I’ve been to Europe.) 🙂

    • Marty Cunningham | October 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm | Reply

      And all of these comments remind me of an old Twilight Zone episode, with an android or robot who over-pronounces the woman’s name, to where it starts to annoy her in the end, and her name is “Bar-bar-ra”.

      • 👍 One of my favorite shows ever (probably a popular opinion!) When they first started releasing complete series on dvd it was the first one I got.

  2. The plus/minus is missing before the “3500” in the third DD. Did Martha get it?

  3. Excellent question tonight. I got Streisand almost immediately, and couldn’t think of any other female singer with such magnitude in their singing career (not that there haven’t been any). I am really rooting for Martha now. Hope she wins the rest of the week.

  4. Three ladies should come to mind immediately…Diana Ross, Cher, and Barbra. “Singer-Actress” and the year 1963 should’ve pointed to Barbra (Hello Dolly, released in 1964), but the question did not specify when the acting career started. With Diana Ross, “Lady Sings The Blues” and “Mahogany” were both 1970s films. Cher’s “acting” career one could argue started with the “Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” (1971-1974). Diana Ross hit it big with the Supremes in 1962. For me, this was a total toss-up question, with a 1/3 chance of getting it right. All three ladies had their starts in the early 60s, so that info doesn’t help at all. If you hadn’t actually read this specific Billboard 200 List, it was a crapshoot, IMHO.

  5. What was the swing bridge name Oct 22

  6. Mark A Oppenheim | October 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm | Reply

    Barbra Streisand was the first person I thought when I saw the topic before seeing the clue.

  7. Me too Mark! I finally got one right based on just the category

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