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A.H.Black
06-03-2010, 04:58 PM
The televised coverage will be tomorrow on ESPN and ABC but according to the official site http://www.spellingbee.com/ the preliminaries will be streamed live today on ESPN3 - http://espn.go.com/espn3/

I love watching the spelling bee. I don't have any favorites this year. Maybe a Canadian and come through and win it this year.

Stormy
06-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks for starting this! I love watching the Spelling Bee. Too bad I can't watch the Prelims today, but I'll defintiely be watching the final!

A.H.Black
06-04-2010, 12:15 AM
I wasn't able to watch it live either but it is available for replay - http://espn.go.com/espn3/player?id=6015&league=Spelling%20Bee&size=condensed

It will be something nice to watch while I'm working tonight.

A.H.Black
06-04-2010, 05:59 AM
Remember Kavya Shivashankar's little sister. She is now a contestant. Has all the same mannerisms. There are some very cute young ones here for the first time. I love watching the earlier rounds. They go a lot faster and they don't ring the awful bell.

IceAlisa
06-04-2010, 06:32 AM
Here's a bit of news involving The Bee: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100603/ap_on_re_us/us_spelling_bee_protest

Sylvia
06-04-2010, 05:38 PM
Washington Post: Pool of National Spelling Bee competitors whittled down to 48 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/04/AR2010060402610.html)


Remember Kavya Shivashankar's little sister. She is now a contestant. Has all the same mannerisms.
At 8, Vanya Shivashankar is the youngest contestant this year: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/01/1985699/shivashankars-take-sister-act.html

Kansas City TV news article: Vanya Shivashankar Narrowly Misses Spelling Bee Semis (http://www.kctv5.com/news/23791472/detail.html)
She made the 3rd round but "failed to qualify for the semifinals because of her lower score on the written test."

You can follow the bee on Twitter: http://twitter.com/scrippsbee

Wyliefan
06-04-2010, 06:11 PM
Cool -- thanks, Sylvia. I'm following it.

A.H.Black
06-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Today's semi's are going much longer than usual - at least since I have been watching. We are an hour longer than in the past. I wonder if stopping in the middle of a round has any effect on the spellers or the outcome.

Aceon6
06-04-2010, 08:26 PM
Looks like a bloodbath in Round 6.

A.H.Black
06-04-2010, 11:40 PM
I noticed last night that one of the spellers had Yu Na Kim listed as her favorite athlete.

soxxy
06-05-2010, 12:47 AM
They take a long time showing the words to the viewers after pronouncing it to the constestant (who has about two minutes to puzzle it out). It's not as if I'm playing along; I haven't even heard of 99% of these words. I had only heard of "mirin" today.

A.H.Black
06-05-2010, 02:04 AM
I've been watching this for too many years. I recognize words in the lower rounds that used to be on the championship list. I guess they are put in lower rounds because they are words that all/most of the competitors would have studied.

aster
06-05-2010, 03:07 AM
They take a long time showing the words to the viewers after pronouncing it to the constestant (who has about two minutes to puzzle it out). It's not as if I'm playing along

I love playing along -- it's half the fun (especially if you haven't heard of the word)!

A.H.Black
06-05-2010, 03:44 AM
That was pretty anti-climactic. ABC really had time for commercials. I hope they made lots of money.

Congratulations to Anamika.

star_gazer11
06-10-2010, 06:20 AM
I missed this, but I am seeing a local production of the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee musical soon, looking forward to it. :)