Scripps National Spelling Bee round 2

We're down to the top 50 spellers, but the early favorite was shockingly sent home. ABC News' Will Ganss spells it out for us.
2:02 | 05/30/19

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Stem a best TE. EMI had stomach. There oh dear is needed. Day two of the Scripps national spelling bee finals narrowing the playing field from 490. To just fifty while the elimination made zones dollars LOL. Incontrovertible. Is sell high end CEO and TR OB ER TI PLE. But other exits were more of an O and G last year's runner up Andy so Modi famous for her typing technique. Holly unrest not making it to the top fifty this year despite spelling both of her words correctly on stage during day two of the finals why. The question not the letter scripts finalists all take a written exam before we even see them on stage. This multiple choice test focuses on vocabulary and gas spelling written test scores combined with onstage performance determines who advances to the final day of the peace. But no test can determine which words each speller gets onstage that's just luck sometimes it's birth daylight. Correct in happy birthday at half. Getting the and I swear I didn't think you know. Being nice to get he endured a hybrid thank you name it that they got to bailing everybody thinks young. These fifty dollars we'll need that bit a lot combined with all their hard work to take the title at tonight's championship following in the footsteps of last year's McCarthy lemont this old boy in India. Come champs the past. A case that none of us are eligible eligible to win tonight which means no 50000 dollar prize for us be can stomach a few bucks on the B if you want to you can bet on whether you think the winner will be wearing braces. If there will be co champions and what the over under is on how many letters will be in the winning words I love that one in Britain says its. Betting on the kids. Yeah prop bets lowered okay three dollars that bracing is yes and I.

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