Triple-stumper from Saturday, 2-5 (originally 10-14-09): In World of Dance: "Bossa Nova." (You provide the country of the dance's origin.) The contestants guessed Spain and Cuba before Mr. Trebek revealed that "What is Brazil?" was the correct response. I love to dance myself, and I'm curious now about this dance and its origins. And just because I love it, here is a video of "Soul Bossa Nova" from Just Dance 2 for the Wii (I dare you not to get up and shake it!):
I didn't know that the song "The Girl from Ipanema," which I'm only sort of familiar with, is also in the bossa nova style. It was the first internationally known bossa nova song, and possibly the best-known. I also didn't know that Elvis Presley sang a song called "Bossa Nova Baby." In additon, the Black Eyed Peas, who of course sung the half-time show at the Superbowl this weekend, recorded a bossa nova song in 2006 called "Mas Que Nada," which was on a Sergio Mendes album.
Recaps and commentary on Jeopardy! episodes, from two devoted fans. Jeanie was on Jeopardy! March 28, 2012!