Room x37 – Spotting Syncs 101: A Pointless Exercise Part 4.1 – Under Pressure

This is exciting for a Pointless exercise in physics, innit?

The Made in Chelsea Boys are up 1 nil in the Head 2 Head by picking La Cotton for their answer. Neither The Apprentice team (on screen Ruth) nor the home team, Team Bonner (The Invisibles) could beat that answer.

Couldn’t rely on, let’s face it, Apprentice losers to get a Ruth to the final and a chance at the jackpot… I was gonna have to pull my finger out…

Click Armour
Click for Song. H/t A Void on Merovee for posting it

On with the show…


AA: Thanks very much. Okay, well here’s comes your second question. Solomon and Ruth, you get to answer this one first, but you have to win it to stay in the game. The second question concerns…

Eurovision Winners

AA: Eurovision winners. Richard?

OZ: We’re now going to play you, er, a little extract from 5 Eurovision Song Contest winning songs. We need you to tell us the name of the country that released, er, these 5 songs, please.

AA: Okay. So, let’s play our five excerpts. Here is the first excerpt, we have A.

Reaction to A
Click to Hear Song A

SEB: That’s Dana. Ireland.

RxB: Yep.

AA: Here’s B.

Reaction to B
Click to Hear Song B

(SEB and RxB look at each other and pull ‘I don’t know faces’.)

AA: C.

Reaction to C
Click to Hear Song C

RxB: No fucking clue.

SEB: Me either.

AA: Here’s D.

RxB & SEB: Sweden.

Reaction to D
Click to Hear Song D

AA: And here, er, is E.

Reaction to E
Click to Hear Song E

SEB: That’s Lordi. Norway.

RxB: No, Finland. They’re Finnish; everyone makes that mistake.

SEB: Oooo… 

RxB: Shut up! I’m going E, Finland.

AA: There we go, five excerpts from Eurovision winners. Solomon and Ruth what are you going to go for?

RUTH: Erm, ohh, no…

SOLOMON: Alright, let’s…

RUTH: I know the last one, I can actually hear…

SOLOMON: Shall we flip a coin?

RUTH: No. I can actually hear the last song because it’s a mad video, so I can see it in my head.

SOLOMON: I think you’ve got a gut feeling on this one.

RUTH: Right, I’m gonna punt it. I’m gonna go E and I’m gonna go Norway…

RxB: Noo! It’s fucking Finland *sigh*

AA: E, Norway says Solomon and Ruth. E, Norway. Now, Jamie and Alex talk us through the rest of the board.

JAMIE: Ha hum…


JAMIE: Do you wanna begin?

ALEX: We were trying to sort of pick out languages and I believe B was sung in French.

JAMIE: Ya, so we’re thinking…

ALEX: Um, but other than that it was all English, I think.

JAMIE: Then you, though, you thought E was… He went E, it’s Scandinavian…

ALEX: Scandinavian… Swedish maybe…

JAMIE: I think we’ll do B then, so we’ll go B, French.

AA: You’re gonna say B, France. So we have E – Norway, B – France. Solomon and Ruth said E, Norway. Let’s see if that’s right, let’s see how many of our 100 people said ‘Norway’.

E Norway
Click for RxB Reaction

AA: Nooo… Er, Jamie and Alex said ‘B, France’, so let’s see if that’s right, let’s see how many people said it. It only has to be right for you to win the point.

jamie and alex are wrong
Click for RxB Reaction

AA: Noo… both wrong. Er, which means after 2 questions, Jamie and Alex you’re still up 1 nil.

OZ: There’s people at home screaming, please just go for Abba… Go for Abba!

JAMIE: Do you know, we couldn’t remember where Abba were from, we couldn’t remember.

RUTH: They’re Danish, aren’t they?

JAMIE: Is it Swedish?

AA: They are Swedish.

OZ: They are from Sweden.

JAMIE: You said that!

OZ: Er, the first one. Let’s take a, let’s take a tiny listen to A… Is Dana for Ireland and Ireland would have scored you 66. B… It’s not France. It’s Celine Dion singing for Switzerland and it would have been a good answer, actually. It would have scored you 11.

SEB: Oh, Celine Dion. Didn’t know that.

RxB: I’m just waiting to see how many points Finland scored.

OZ: The third one was Conchita Wurst, very famously, er, and, er… Austria, the answer there and Austria would have scored you 27.

RxB: Oh that’s the bearded lady from Austria. That’s a Shining word, you know.

SEB: How’s my beard looking? *sticks out chin*

RxB: *caresses SEB’s face* Very nice, stubbly.

OZ: D, Abba from Sweden… we discover. Sweden would have scored you 81. And E? Everyone’s right, it’s Lordi from Finland and that would have scored you 39.

AA: Lordy indeed.

RxB: Told ya! Finland. 

SEB: Yep. You won that one *rubs chin* I’ll give you your prize later *winks*


Nail biting, eh? 😉

Next up the Head 2 Head continues. Will the next question be the decider or will Ruth and Solomon pull it back to one all. You’ll just have to to tune in next time to find out… unless of course you’ve seen the episode  😉