Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 7, 2021


Good morning and Happy Wednesday! Today is Day #8 of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint. Through 7 days, $139,558 has been donated to Odyssey Atlanta. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Rock Bands) for Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (Season 37, Game 203):

In 2017 this band whose singer goes by a nickname became the first to have No. 1 albums in the U.S. in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s & 2010s

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Keshav Shah, a graduate student from Atlanta, Georgia
Keshav Shah on Jeopardy!
Nikole Villanueva, a direct service provider from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nikole Villanueva on Jeopardy!
Courtney Shah, a community college instructor from Portland, Oregon (7-day total: $118,558)
Courtney Shah on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Courtney became only the 30th player in Jeopardy! history to win 7 games. If she wins today, she becomes the 20th to win 8. Despite this, there are still some viewers who don’t quite seem to grasp that a win is a win, and that they all count the same on the scoreboard. Yes, luck plays a part in Jeopardy!, but that doesn’t mean that it’s at all appropriate for people to display animus toward others because of that.


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Correct response: Who is U2?


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2017’s Songs of Experience was the 8th #1 album by Irish rock band U2 (whose lead singer goes by the nickname Bono). The previous seven: 1987’s The Joshua Tree, 1988’s Rattle and Hum, 1991’s Achtung Baby, 1993’s Zooropa, 1997’s Pop, 2004’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, and 2007’s No Line on the Horizon.


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

Scores going into Final:
Keshav $12,200
Nikole $11,800
Courtney $6,200


Tonight’s results:
Courtney $6,200 + $800 = $7,000 (Who is U2?)
Nikole $11,800 + $11,500 = $23,300 (Who is U2?) (1-day total: $23,300)
Keshav $12,200 – $11,401 = $799 (Who are the Police?)


Nikole Villanueva, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 7, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Keshav $4,600
Nikole $3,800
Courtney $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TOYS & GAMES $600 (clue #5)
Nikole 1000 +1000 (Courtney 200 Keshav 0)
2) CHAPTER OF THE 19th CENTURY NOVEL $1200 (clue #3)
Keshav 5800 +3000 (Courtney 3400 Nikole 3800)
3) WALL-TO-WALL $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Keshav 15200 -3000 (Courtney 4200 Nikole 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 132


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.98 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Nikole $11,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Courtney $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Keshav $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,000
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200

Courtney Shah, career statistics:
139 correct, 16 incorrect
9/15 on rebound attempts (on 31 rebound opportunities)
28.04% in first on buzzer (127/453)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,650

Nikole Villanueva, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400

Keshav Shah, career statistics:
19 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Nikole Villanueva, to win:
2 games: 40.857%
3: 16.693%
4: 6.820%
5: 2.787%
6: 1.139%
Avg. streak: 1.691 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s hosting stint, $165,858 has been donated to Odyssey Atlanta. $2,078,819 has been donated in total through all hosts.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 7, 2021"

  1. Andy: Is today the first time there have been two contestants with the same last name? I recognize that your stats might not track this.

  2. I guessed this one correctly knowing ‘Bono’ is a nickname and U2 has been around for some time. I couldn’t have named all the albums.

  3. Being one of only 30 contestants to win 7 games is a remarkable feat for Courtney. She can say her good bye with her head held high!

    Congratulations to Nikole!

  4. Aaron Birnbaum | July 7, 2021 at 7:55 pm | Reply

    I came here right away after the game to see the Andy that Nikole met on a Jeopardy message board and married was the one we all know and love. It seems not, but wouldn’t that have been a fun coincidence!

  5. Courtney understood how to wager in final jeopardy she gave herself a chance to win tonight if the others answered wrong my congratulations to her on a job well done

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