It’s Wednesday, my friends! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classical Composers) for Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (Season 37, Game 173):
Monsieur Crescendo & Signor Vaccarmini (“Mr. Racket”) were derisive nicknames for this composer whose last opera dates from 1829
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nibir Sarma, a junior at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Who will join Sam and Veronica in the finals? The prediction model thinks Jennifer has the best chance; if she does win, it will be the first final with two women since 1993. Jason and Nibir are both more than capable of pulling off a victory if things break the right way for them, though. Jason will need to bounce back after a very rough quarterfinal; that being said, Austin Rogers had a similar quarterfinal performance in 2017 and Austin won his semifinal.
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Correct response: Who is Gioachino Rossini?
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Even though he lived until 1868, Rossini stopped composing operas after the premiere of 1829’s William Tell. Speculation continues nearly two centuries later as to why; there may be a number of reasons, including ill health, changing political times (Rossini had to sue to regain his French pension following the July Revolution in 1830 and the overthrow of Charles X), and a possible burnout—Rossini told Wagner in 1860 that he’d been exhausted and then he, less than thrilled about changing singers and singing, “judged that I had something better to do, which was to keep silent.” Rossini returned to music in the 1850s in Paris, hosting Saturday evening musical gatherings.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Nibir $2,800 – $2,799 = $1 (Who is Verdi?)
Jason $13,400 + $7,000 = $20,400 (Who is Rossini?)
Jennifer $15,000 + $14,999 = $29,999 (Who is Rossinni?) (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE $400 (clue #7)
Jennifer -200 +1000 (Jason 1800 Nibir 200)
2) U.K. PLACES $1200 (clue #7)
Nibir 3000 -3000 (Jennifer 5400 Jason 11600)
3) THE ANCIENTS SPEAK $1600 (clue #21, $4800 left on board)
Jason 16800 -5000 (Jennifer 14200 Nibir 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -30
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 188 (1.09 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jennifer $14,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Jason $18,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Nibir $5,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 7 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $3,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200
Jennifer Quail, career statistics:
298 correct, 30 incorrect
19/23 on rebound attempts (on 49 rebound opportunities)
44.91% in first on buzzer (278/619)
16/16 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $32,100)
10/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,564
Jason Zuffranieri, career statistics:
617 correct, 49 incorrect
41/45 on rebound attempts (on 85 rebound opportunities)
46.18% in first on buzzer (556/1204)
34/43 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $96,305)
13/22 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,455
Nibir Sarma, career statistics:
124 correct, 28 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
38.76% in first on buzzer (131/338)
7/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,895)
2/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,933
- Thanks to Jay Johnson for his assistance with today’s game, after Houston was partly pre-empted.
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