|Genre game show|
Country of origin Russia Ukraine
No. of seasons 14
Presented by Tina Kandelaki
Number of seasons 14
|Composer(s) Matthew Strachan|
Original language(s) Russian
First episode date 8 March 2003
|Based on Britain's Brainiest Kid|
Awards TEFI Award for Best Game Show
Nominations TEFI Award for Best Children's Program
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The Cleverest (Russian: Самый Умный, Ukrainian: Найрозумніший) is the Russian-Ukrainian telecast of the intellectually entertaining character, one of the most popular versions of the British teleproject Britain's Brainiest Kid.
- The cleverests Club
- Round 1
- Additional contest
- The decipheter
- Round 2
- The final
- The closure
- Reglament of the season
- The winners of regular championships
- Participation of The Cleverest Club and their parents
- Participant of unregular contestants
- The chronology of game show air time
It has the winner of the TV contest «TEFI». It is hosted by Tina Kandelaki (from 2003 to 2012), Lyudmila Dobrovolskaya (in 2013). First the telecast was aired on Russia and Ukraine - March 8, 2003. Last episode aired on June 23, 2013.
«The cleverest’s Club»
It combines the best players of the telecast. The club credited the contestants showed most knowledge level in the current season and scored the most points. The club is divided into leagues: junior (6 and 7 grades), senior (8, 9 and 10 grades) and gold (11th grade and students). 48 persons are in each league (except for seasons when a new league grows).
The game held with three rounds.
Twelve players are asked questions with four answer variants and only one answer is correct. The goal is to answer to the greatest number of questions correctly. The number of asking questions is 18 (12 questions were asked up to summer of 2004). The six semi-finalists are identified in Round 1 (up to the summer of 2004 three players was identified and two first rounds were with different players). Additional questions are asked if it is impossible to identify six best players. Players who are in Round 2 on the major questions, are having not been answering them. After each additional question the check is to know whether is another leaders determined or not. It may be asked not more than 6 additional questions. If six players aren’t determined after additional questions are asked, then additional contest is between players who are in a tournament table almost closer to moving the next round (so called ‘the pursuiting group’).
Four words are given which you must relate to four categories, for example «Capitals and lands».
Six players scored the small points in Round 1 are moving to Round 2. To determine the right order of answers players have put in Rounds 2 and 3, first «The Decipheter» is held. The Decipheter is the task in which players are offered to guess a word deciphered by an alphanumeric code where each word is replaced by the corresponding number in the T9 system. The ‘Ё’, ‘Й’ and ‘Ъ’ letters aren’t using in the decipherer. The earlier player is doing the task, the earlier he will answer the querstions in Round 2, and the better his situation will be when he selects any category to play the Round 2. Contestant has a right to select the game button for him in Round 3.
A key for the decipherer:
Round 2 is playing with the two circles. Each of six players must choose a topic in the second circle that he would select to answer. The number of topics are 12 (six topics for two circles). If the topic was played by player, then another players will no longer choose it. Player must asnwer to maximum number of questions correctly in one minute. One point is added to the right answer. Up to 25 questions may be asked in one minute and thus player is able to score 50 points in two circles. Your quick reaction is needed here when you answer to the question. Players are selecting the topic successively according to the «Decipherer» contest results. During first circle of Round 2 the host usually asks her questions to player about his life and point of view on all sorts of his problem probably to know the player closer. Three players scored the greatest number of points are moving to the final game.
If it’s impossible to determine three leaders, for example: several players divide the same place leading to the final game, then the same additional contest is playing between these players that was played in Round 1.
The «Decipherer» determines that how players are moving in Round 3. Player standing for the red button, after player asnwers standing for an yellow button and then three player standing for the blue button.
If player answers correctly, he earns points and square is coloring to player’s button colour. If he answers incorrectly, then the square isn’t changing its colour and he can choose it again (but another answer will be asked). If player colored his five buttons vertically, horizontally or diagonally, then he earns bonus five points. This bonus is in one game only. Cells on the scoreboard are allocated so that five in a row at least contain exact one «three-point» and «one-point» questions.
Each player is asked nine questions. Player scored the greatest number of points wins. The game may be over early evein if no one has a chance to beat the leader. If one leader was not determined after nine circles played, then questions continue to be asked until questions are on the board. In this case if the winner isn’t determined, then additional contest held.
On December 25, 2012 an administration of STS Channel announced the telecast is closed «due to the change in fiscal policy of channel».
Half a year later it was closed in Ukraine as well. Last episode was airng on June 23, 2013.
Reglament of the season
According to the results of the semifinal games of last season (according to the rating of points scored) a certain number of players is eliminated, which must defend their membership in the eliminating stages. The number of eliminated players in eliminating stages equal to the number of eliminating games of next season multiplied by three. Also players who were selected on the game, are competing there. Three players are selected to the club from each eliminating game. Club members compete in semifinal games. Four semifinal games held determining players for the grand final. Three players of each semifinal go there. The grand final is the final game of the season. The winner of grand final becomes the champion of the season.
This game won the TEFI contest in 2004 in nominating «Children’s program».
It received the award «Teletriumph» in 2008-2009.
It won the TEFI contest in 2009 in nominating «Telecast».
The winners of regular championships
When this season was over the generation change happened: The Major League left, Junior became Major and new Junior League was gathered.
When this season was over the generation change happened: The Major League left, the Junior became the Major and new Junior League was gathered.
After this season the Gold League added where high school students and usual students may participate. From the moment three leagues are: two participate in a season, but the one don’t.
When this season was over the generation change happened: The Major united the Gold, the Junior became the Major and new Junior League was gathered.
When the current season was over, then generation change and game rules were happened.
Participation of «The Cleverest Club» and their parents
There were a few special editions of ‘The Cleverest’ in program history when season shows airing:
Participant of unregular contestants
At present both these projects where unregular persons had articipated, have not been airing.
Contestants taken first and second places in the qualifying rounds have competed in the final game to be called as «the cleverest»:
The cadet game was not been demonstrated in Ukraine.