Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Live Music) for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (Season 38, Game 172):

These 2 events held 2 1/2 months & 2,500 miles apart in 1999 were the last of one major music happening & the first of another

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Cherry Ignacio, a software product manager from Maryland Heights, Missouri
Cherry Ignacio on Jeopardy!
Mallory Kass, a children’s book editor from Brooklyn, New York
Mallory Kass on Jeopardy!
Danielle Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Peachtree Corners, Georgia (2-day total: $27,999)
Danielle Maurer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are Woodstock (’99) and Coachella?


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Two and a half months after Woodstock ’99 made headlines for the terrible behaviour of its attendees, the Coachella festival debuted at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Coachella has since turned into one of America’s preeminent music and arts festivals. The Empire Polo Club was seen as viable for large-scale events after Pearl Jam played a concert there for 25,000; Pearl Jam was refusing to play in Los Angeles itself due to Ticketmaster’s exorbitant fees (even in the 1990s, this was a thing.) Rolling Stone magazine has a review of the first Coachella.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: State Capital Attractions; Numeric Homophones; From She to Shining She; Jewish-American Traditions; Outside Your House; College Sports Mascots

Our challenger Mallory got off to the best start, picking up the Daily Double en route to a lead! She consolidated that lead after the interviews as well, picking up 13 correct in Single Jeopardy! (Also, in case you haven’t seen it, someone on Reddit posted a clip in the last 24 hours of Ken using the term “Single Jeopardy” as well. It’s a thing, and it was improper for fans to criticize Mayim for using it.)

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Shakespeare Plays by Quote; U.S. Government; John Goodman is Hard to Find; Japanese History; “G” Whiz; The WWF

Danielle roared back in Double Jeopardy today, picking up both Daily Doubles in the first 8 clues and keeping Mallory off the scoreboard over the first 13 clues of the round. Unfortunately, there was some methodical play and 14 Triple Stumpers today; that led to three unplayed clues. Danielle led going into Final with $13,400, with Mallory in 2nd at $9,100 and Cherry at $2,800.

In Final today, only Mallory got it correct; she becomes Jeopardy! champion because of this and gets to defend her title tomorrow!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Danielle $13,400
Mallory $9,100
Cherry $2,800


Tonight’s results:
Cherry $2,800 – $2,100 = $700 (What are Woodstock and Lollapalooza?)
Mallory $9,100 + $5,000 = $14,100 (What are Cochella + Woodstock?) (1-day total: $14,100)
Danielle $13,400 – $4,801 = $8,599 (What are Burn Coachella + Burning Man)


Mallory Kass, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 10, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mallory $8,300
Danielle $1,800
Cherry $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FROM SHE TO SHINING SHE $800 (clue #10)
Mallory 3000 +1500 (Danielle 600 Cherry 400)
2) SHAKESPEARE PLAYS BY QUOTE $1600 (clue #4)
Danielle 1400 +2000 (Mallory 7100 Cherry 1200)
3) “G” WHIZ $1200 (clue #8, $28000 left on board)
Danielle 3800 +2000 (Mallory 7100 Cherry 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 203


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: JOHN GOODMAN IS HARD TO FIND $1600 $2000 THE WWF $2000
Total Left On Board: $5,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 72 (0.42 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Mallory $8,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.93% in first on buzzer (14/54), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Danielle $12,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Cherry $2,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $23,400
Lach Trash: $14,600 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Danielle Maurer, career statistics:
49 correct, 9 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
27.11% in first on buzzer (45/166)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600

Mallory Kass, career statistics:
17 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
25.93% in first on buzzer (14/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400

Cherry Ignacio, career statistics:
8 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,800

Mallory Kass, to win:
2 games: 32.628%
3: 10.646%
4: 3.474%
5: 1.133%
6: 0.370%
Avg. streak: 1.484 games.

Today’s interviews:
Cherry developed a screening test for autism.
Mallory wrote “The 100”.
Danielle got to sing in the South Korean DMZ.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I generally enjoyed Mayim’s hosting today; I liked how she talked about Danielle’s cosplaying.
  • Lilly is going to love Mallory’s wardrobe for tomorrow.
  • Link to the box score: May 10, 2022 Box Score
  • Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
    (Danielle $13,400 Mallory $9,100 Cherry $2,800)

    Danielle: Standard cover bet today is $4,801. However, if you absolutely despise the category, you might want to consider a bet between $2 and $3,798 (the $2 in case Mallory chooses to bet to pass your score by $1, and the $3,798 because Mallory has significant occasion to bet no more than $500.)

    Mallory: To have the best chance of winning, you need to stay above $8,600. Limit your bet to no more than $500. However, if you really have a read that Danielle is going to bet small, though, bet at least $8,100 and consider going all-in in order to force a cover.

    Cherry: Unless someone overbets, you’re not going to win today. However, because of the situation, it’s worth keeping at least $1,003 around (just in case Mallory bets $8,098 instead of $8,100 above). Limit your bet to $1,797.

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    25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 10, 2022"

    1. David Gong | May 10, 2022 at 10:12 am |

      I figured that Coachella was one of the events, but I’ve never heard of Woodstock.

      • The original Woodstock music festival (actually held in Bethel, New York, about 40 miles from Woodstock) was held in August 1969, and is generally been considered the most iconic music festival of all time. Woodstock 99 (held in Rome, New York, about 100 miles from the original site) was the final one of several attempts to emulate the original ’69 festival, but was marred by numerous behavioral problems of the attendees.

        • My brother lived in Washingtonville NY which is about 50 miles from Bethel and people were parking on I-84, not far from my brother’s house, and walked from there.

      • https://youtu.be/h62RmIsx6MA
        Preview of HBO documentary on Woodstock 99.

      • If Danielle was not able to get it right, I’m surprised that she did not try guessing Bonnaroo since it is held only about 200 miles from where she is from and it began “approximately around” 1999. (Though Burning Man hasn’t ended, it doesn’t get the publicity in the East that Coachella does, so I could see someone thinking it was just a thing of the past that still gets mentioned anecdotally.)

    2. Throughout the last few months, I have asked myself whether Mayim has not been that great of a host or whether her skill simply does not match up to Ken’s level. For the most part, I have given her the benefit of the doubt and assumed the latter position. However, with each passing day, I find myself revisiting this question. I am not one to stop watching the show based on the host, and I feel that such calls have been hyperbolic, but my interest is admittedly waning watching a sloppier product.

      (Andy, if this is not within the bounds of this comment section, please feel free to remove it. Rest assured that I harbor no ill will with this comment.)

      • The Latin phrase about such topics as which host one prefers is “de gustibus non est disputandum”: Meaning something like “There is no point arguing about matters of individual taste” (like, e.g., preferring Chocolate ice cream vs Vanilla). I think this applies to Mayim & Ken. Kara and some others prefer Ken. I for one “detest” Ken as a host (NOT I hasten to add Ken the person). I find his style presiding over the game to be utterly repellent & false. But that does not mean I am correct. It just means I prefer Mayim as a host because she strikes me as perhaps more genuine. I like vanilla. You like chocolate. We are BOTH “right”! Peace and enjoy the games.

    3. Nancy Miller | May 10, 2022 at 1:38 pm |

      I so agree! Have been a rabid Jeopardy fan forever. Have stopped watching as of this week because I don’t appreciate having that much of an actress for a host. This show should be about the contestants and in her case it isn’t I feel. Will miss Ken a lot as, of course, I miss Alex. Feel very grateful that I can get the daily Jeopardy info from your wonderful site.
      Thank you Andy!

      • Robert Fawkes | May 10, 2022 at 3:13 pm |

        I have to agree with you, Nancy. The difference I see is that Ken serves as the host of Jeopardy! whereas Bialik seems to be an actress playing the role of host. That may be a distinction without a difference to some but to me, it makes all the difference. My guess is still that the show only sticks with Bialik long enough to fulfill the terms of the contract and then makes Ken the regular host going forward after that.

        • Pam Schultz | May 11, 2022 at 1:45 pm |

          I agree with your host assessment. Personally, I think Ken does a better job making the show about the contestants not about the host.

    4. Abby Russell | May 10, 2022 at 1:42 pm |

      And just like that she’s gone. At least she did better than Nancy Zerg as a giant killer. Also I told you so 🙂

    5. I certainly respect the views of others, but I am not seeing what others see that causes their lack of enthusiasm for Mayim.
      I like both Ken and Mayim, and would probably pick Ken over Mayim if I had to, but certainly no strong feelings.

    6. Can someone tell me what Mallory answered today for the Sports team mascot question about Ralphie the buffalo ? It sounded like she said ‘steam boulder’. I have no idea what that means

    7. Steve Probst | May 10, 2022 at 6:20 pm |

      Regarding the Ken-Mayim debate, I’ll admit I had reservations about Ken because of his past social media postings, and his shaky debut during last year’s host “auditions”. He has greatly improved as host and has become much more polished and professional. He needs to be named The Host Of Jeopardy as soon as possible.

    8. Beverly Chiang Branam | May 10, 2022 at 8:21 pm |

      Who is Lilly? (“Lilly is going to love Mallory’s wardrobe for tomorrow.”)

    9. Michael Johnston | May 10, 2022 at 9:31 pm |

      Of course I know about the original Woodstock, and I remember hearing about some follow-ups. I couldn’t say when they happened. Likewise, I had no idea when Coachella started. Live music events leave me cold :/

      Current FJ streak: 3L

    10. L. A. Watson-Haley | May 10, 2022 at 10:33 pm |

      Does anyone know why Jeopardy.com’s NYT Clue of the Day seems to be stuck on May 4?

    11. Pizza Face Fred | May 10, 2022 at 10:39 pm |

      All I care about is the trivia. All this extraneous stuff is silly . . .

    12. I thought of Woodstock and Coachella, but I figured it wasn’t right because I was thinking the US is 5,000 miles wide. So I was trying to remember what that music festival in Austin, Texas is called. (The US is actually about 2,500 to 3,500 miles wide… well, now I know.)

    13. I assume you were thinking of ‘South by Southwest’ (SXSW, right?) in Austin. Are you Canadian? I ask because from easternmost Maine to westernmost Alaska is 5165 KM.

      Woodstock and Coachella was what I first thought, too, but was under the unsupported impression that the clue was referring to more continuously running festivals than Woodstock. So then I thought maybe the new one was Bonnaroo and the old one was something out west that perhaps pre-dated Coachella or Burning Man and I’d just never heard of it. But it turns out Bonnaroo did not begin until 2002. [Since I lived in ‘Music City’ (Nashville, TN) then, perhaps I was hearing about Bonnaroo for 2 or 3 years before they were able to have the first actual event. Even now most performers are announced nearly a year ahead.] I had settled on Newport Folk Festival and Coachella, though I doubted I was correct — and, in fact, they are a bit too far apart in miles and Newport had shut down in ’69 and was revived in ’85 and has not ended again. (The Newport Jazz Festival has had an even choppier history, but wouldn’t have fit, either.)

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