On the heels of the “easiest ‘Final Jeopardy!’ question ever” comes another solvable clue that rock lovers everywhere should know.
For last night’s category “Rock Bands,” the clue read, “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, and 2010s.” Think you know the answer? Placed your wager?
It’s “What is U2?” The Irish rock band, led by lead singer Bono (aka Paul David Hewson), has made incredible music for more than four decades. According to Rolling Stone, some of their best hits include “One,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Beautiful Day,” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Only one of yesterday’s “Jeopardy!” contestants did not answer the final question correctly. Georgia Tech graduate student Keshav Shah went into the last round with the most cash at $12,200. But he wagered $11,401 of his winnings and answered, “What is The Police?” While The Police lead singer is nicknamed Sting and their 1983 album “Synchronicity” became a No. 1 hit, the British rock band broke up in 1984.
Reigning “Jeopardy!” champion Courtney Shah may have gotten the right answer, but she wagered a low $800 and came into the final round with only $6,200. So while the seven-time winner may have ended the night with $7,000, it wasn’t enough to beat newcomer Nikole Villanueva.
Villanueva, a direct service provider from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, held steady in second place going into “Final Jeopardy!” with $11,800. But she made big money moves when she wagered $11,500 on her U2 answer, finishing the game with $23,300 in her pocket.
Villanueva will face off against two new competitors (Jen Jazwinski and Ellen Mckeeman) in tonight’s “Jeopardy!” game.
Courtney Shah’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Win Streak Comes To An End
For her second-place finish, the seven-time champion earned $2,000 to add to her exceptional $118,558 “Jeopardy!” pot. While her epic winning streak may have ended, “Jeopardy!” official sites confirmed that Shah will be making another appearance in the next Tournament of Champions.
“It’s a beautiful day for this Final Jeopardy! clue about ROCK BANDS. @U2 We’ll see Courtney in the next Tournament of Champions!” the game show tweeted.
Shah has put up impressive performances for the past week, earning her first “true Daily Double” and acing several “Final Jeopardy!” questions. According to The “Jeopardy!” Fan’s stats site, “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.”
While Shah didn’t quite reach that benchmark, she still has a chance to prove herself in the next Tournament of Champions. According to “Jeopardy!’s” Tournament of Champions Tracker, Shah will be competing against fellow seven-time champion Brian Chang, six-time champion Zach Newkirk, and four-time champion John Focht. More champions will follow as the season continues.