“You look like The Romeo’s 2.0”: battle of the titans erupts in ‘The smartest man’ | THE SMARTEST HUMAN IN THE WORLD

“You look like The Romeo’s 2.0”: battle of the titans erupts in ‘The smartest man’ | THE SMARTEST HUMAN IN THE WORLD
“You look like The Romeo’s 2.0”: battle of the titans erupts in ‘The smartest man’ | THE SMARTEST HUMAN IN THE WORLD

Lieve Scheire, Smartest Human 2019 with eight victories. In fact, the man who never lost an episode. Gilles Van Bouwel, Smartest Human 2016 with ten participations. Bart Cannaerts, who is already in the lead in the ranking of ‘Very smartest person’. Those were the protagonists. Too bad there had to be a loser here.

Of the three toppers, who clearly had little sense in the entertaining opening part, Lieven Scheire turned out to be the least fervent quizzer, the man who absolutely did not want to win with a knife between his teeth. This eventually resulted in a final in which Lieven could not make the difference at any time and, strangely, blocked on the decisive question about ‘Camp David’. Strange, because the younger Gilles Van Bouwel knew that Jimmy Carter was the American president who managed to conclude the peace agreement in 1978. Exit of the ever interesting Lieven Scheire. That is also a consequence of only inviting champions.

See also: Gilles Van Bouwel addressed in cinema: “You ruined my film experience.”



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Jan Jaap van der Wal and Jelle De Beule had the thankless job of providing the relaxing note between all that clever quiz violence. That worked, although the trio of candidates occasionally seized power here as well. It is no coincidence that especially -3-6-9- was particularly drawn out and the quiz only really started afterwards. And then it was fun as a viewer. Difficult questions, many good answers, a quiz at a level. A relief after the spread that ‘De Slimste Mens’ had to make last year to keep (too) young candidates on board.

The best quotes

Erik Van Looy: “I don’t think we’ve ever had such a strong trio. Exactly The Romeos 2.0.”

Scheire (about the level of the quiz): “That’s the difference with other seasons. Then you already got a football player, a charm singer and such. But now…”

Scheire (states): “It has been fifteen years since I lost a game here.”

Jan Jaap van der Wal (makes himself sympathetic): “Gilles, to whom did you lose here?” To which Gilles: “From Jan Jaap.”

Jan Jaap (states soberly): “These are three men who really want to win and actually want us to keep our mouths shut. That will be a very interesting dynamic.”

Jan Jaap:”’A well-timed fart, for example at a funeral, you want to pay money for that.”

Erik (about coke): “For the people who don’t know what coke is: an Antwerp regional product.”

See also: Erik Van Looy: “You are exactly De Romeo’s 2.0.”



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Hilarious moments

The three candidates have to Dutchify a difficult and typical Flemish sentence. To which Erik concludes: “Bart very meritorious, Lieven exceptional and Gilles still in training.”

Of course Erik Van Looy is targeted after he informs you that he has already had a near-death experience five times. Nearly drowned three times, once in a near-fatal traffic accident and nearly suffocated eating a hot dog last summer.

Tipping moments

‘3-6-9’ leave the candidates for what it is. Only at ‘Open door’ the battle starts. And Bart Cannaerts makes a rookie mistake. He yells ‘stop’ and then gives a good answer. After which Gilles Van Bouwel takes the seconds in thanks.

Three difficult puzzles are not difficult enough. The position remains in equilibrium.

The difficult photo round doesn’t make the difference either. And so everything is decided in the video round. Where Bart Cannaerts is again the best. He scores 150 seconds with a film about Sammy Mahdi and Nicole de Moor and takes 90 seconds from his competitors. Gilles Van Bouwel falls through the ice here and falls behind.

In the final, Gilles is without a doubt the best player. At the first question he completely clears his backlog and keeps command. Lieven Scheire knows remarkably little about Ferdinand Magellan and the Camp David agreements. Exit Smartest Man 2019.

The final score (for the final game)

1. Bart Cannaerts: 491 sec.

2. Lieve Scheire: 387 sec.

3. Gilles Van Bouwel: 310 sec.

See also: Lieve Scheire Scheire plays the final against Gilles Van Bouwel.



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The score

1. Bart Cannaerts: 5 participations, 4 victories, 1 final won

Jonas Geirnaert: 5 entries, 2 victories, won 2 finals, lost 1 final

3. Delphine Lecompte: 4 entries, 2 wins, 1 final won, 1 final lost

4. Jelle Cleymans: 4 participations, 2 victories, 1 final won, 1 final lost

5. Eva De Roo: 3 participations, won 2 finals, lost 1 final

6. Gilles Van Bouwel: 2 participations, 2 finals won

Newcomer

Lotte Vanwezemael (29), participation 2019

6 entries, 4 wins

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