1. In this important tournament, the judge pulled strings to bring his girlfriend back from elimination.2. All contestants defeated by the group winners will take part in the repechage for their last chance to qualify for the final round.
 repechage back from eliminationrepechage = 敗部復活的比賽的名詞back from elimination = 敗部復活，因為 "敗部" 就相當於 "淘汰"，也就是 elimination
We do end-of-year countown at the Time Square every year.