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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #18

May 2, 2021

Exceptional Artist of the Week V Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Curtis Mayfield last week.

The results after 17 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 17


Ready for Quiz #18?

Are you Mr. Know It All / Miss Independent?!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #18
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American singer-songwriter, born in Texas in 1982.

She won the first season of American Idol and is the name exclaimed by Steve Carrell in the photo below:






400 points……………….Didn’t get the name on the first clue?

Even if you feel Low during A Moment Like This, no need to Walk Away: as this artist advised (through song), What doesn’t kill you makes you Stronger!






300 points……………………She currently hosts her own Daytime TV Talk Show & serves as a coach on The Voice.

Here’s the thing, we started out friends with 2 photo clues.

I’m so moving on (yeah yeah) to photo clue #3!






200 points……………….She also provides the voice of Delta Dawn (The Queen of the Country Trolls) in the animated 2020 film, Trolls World Tour

As a final word equation, she shares a first name with Ms. Ripa (from “Live with Regis & _______”) and her last name is a combination of Mr. Kent and the star at the center of our Solar System.






100 points………………..The artist is K______ C_____________





Answer: كيلي كلاركسون

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive


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  1. 500 – had to rack my brains a bit though and think about who was the right age and had won American Idol.

  2. jprobichaud permalink

    500. Sometimes I feel like the only reason she is so successful is to ensure the continued success of American Idol.

    • I gather sometimes it pays to come in 2nd (the runner-ups sometimes end up doing better career-wise than the eventual winner) – either way, nothin’ better than a 500!

  3. 500 every now and then I find myself drawn into ten or twenty minutes of the Voice

  4. Read ALL the clues and still didn’t have a clue. K– C– and the Sunshine Band?


    • I like that you’ve had the full range of responses this year, Bruce – on the Nina Simone week, don’t even need the full first clue, this week, more clues requested/required!

      • Time is my roadmap, Geoff. I’m lost in the contemporary world. 🙂

      • That makes 2 of us, Bruce – I’ve always felt a connection with “I just wasn’t made for these times” !

  5. 500 for me. My brother-in-law worked on her 2011 album Stronger and has a writing credit on that album. I couldn’t get anything less than a 500 with her.

  6. 400 thanks to being on the GO

  7. 400 smackers..The one season I watched before. lol

    • Not too shabby, Deke – I gather Adam Fox has a shot at the Norris this year!

      • What a stellar year for Fox. Hope he gets it but the competition is fierce for the Norris.

      • Same with Crosby – a stellar year but nobody’s going to catch McDavid for the Hart/Art Ross!

  8. Paul permalink

    200 this week – I knew who you were talking about but just couldn’t pull up the name. And unfortunately TV actress and hockey pictures weren’t helping me this week.

    • Not to worry, Paul – I was chatting about that issue recently with a colleague. I think we determined the actor named “William Fichtner” is the ultimate ‘know who you’re talking about but couldn’t pull up the name’ actor!

  9. 500! I got it at the start before the first clue.

  10. Zack permalink

    500. Miss Independent is a guilty pleasure.

  11. Holen permalink

    I’ve never heard of this lady before, and I’m not disappointed in myself at all for that fact. I didn’t get any points though!

    • That’s OK, Holen – there are a few other zero point/crisp high five scores this week, so you’re in good company!

  12. 500 for me this week, Geoff!

  13. I have no clue who this is. Mark it zero!

    • Not to worry, Steve – as the Neil Young line goes, better to burn out vs. fade away. So if you’re going to drop from a 500, might as well do it with some style!

  14. Oh. La. La. 200 Points.

  15. 500 apiece for Mika and me.

  16. Harrison permalink

    Doesn’t even matter that I almost forgot about this one, because I get a nice fat 0 today

  17. 500 POINTS, OBVIOUSLY!!! Thanks for the boost Geoff! American Idol seasons 1-10 are more up my alley (I know a little bit of seasons 11-12 as well, but I got sick of it afterwards). Also, you’re lucky I’m a sucker for Saved by the Bell!

  18. 500! I don’t believe I could name another winner.

  19. 500. I’m with Kevin, this might be the only one I know. Also, the Steve Carell clue cinched it.

  20. 100 please.

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