'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider uses this Eminem song to pump her up before each show

She's nervous, but on the surface she looks calm and ready...
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Jeopardy!'s current reigning, defending, and undisputed champion, 42-year-old engineering manager Amy Schneider from Oakland, CA, recently spoke of her pre-game routine and took the opportunity to explain how she's going to seize everything she ever wanted.

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Host Ken Jennings, no stranger himself to the Jeopardy! spotlight, asked Schneider during her interview segment about any pre-show rituals she has, in order to get her into "fighting shape."

"Right before the taping starts when they’re doing the countdown, I will get the song 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem going in my head," Schneider explained on January 19 after earning a 36-day total of $1,181,800. "It’s just a reminder that this is my one shot at 'Jeopardy!' and it’s staying in the moment, and there’s no excuse for thinking about anything else. This is the only thing I need to think about right now."

"Well it appears to be working out," Jennings replied, before adding his own Slim Shady reference: "If you’re going to be on 'Jeopardy,'" he said, "think about mom’s spaghetti, and you may win 35 times in a row."

Of course, Schneider did win again on Wednesday's show, adding another $17,800 to her running Jeopardy! jackpot. Amy will go for win number 37 on Thursday's (1/20) show.

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