Her title ain’t Ariana. It’s Miss Jackson, if you happen to’re on ‘Jeopardy!’
A contestant on the weeknightly recreation present riled followers of each pop queens when he incorrectly answered a query on Wednesday evening that included a dwell clip from the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Contestant Alwin Hui, of Washington DC, thought he had a clue when Trebek learn, “Because the recipient of the 2018 Icon Award, she took ‘management’ & took to the stage in her first dwell TV efficiency in almost a decade.”
Then Trebek performed a section of the awards ceremony — with Janet Jackson reprising her legendary “Management” choreography 32 years after the music’s launch.
However Alwin didn’t do not forget that. As a substitute, he requested, “Who’s Ariana Grande?,” in a clip that’s now out there on the present’s YouTube channel.
Trebek replied merely “no,” then contestant Sarah Jett Rayburn chimed in: “Who’s Janet Jackson?”
The egregious popular culture gaffe left viewers shocked and bewildered by Alwin’s ignorance.
“I simply watched a man named Alwin on Jeopardy! name Janet Jackson Ariana Grande. What world IS THIS?!?!? #Jeopardy,” requested one fan on Twitter.
“Completely unforgivable lmfao,” added one other, full with a Twitter video clip of muffled laughter.
For her half, Sarah, the apparent favourite, took house the large prize that evening, plus two nights prior and once more Thursday evening, bringing her complete as much as $89,300. Her closing recreation will air tonight earlier than the present takes a manufacturing hiatus in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Those that know the present may say that Trebek went fairly straightforward on Alwin. Earlier this week cringeworthy footage from one awkward change with a contestant resurfaced on Twitter, going viral 4 years after it aired. It exhibits the beloved gameshow host calling one participant, Susan Cole, a “loser” after confessing her love for “nerd-core hip-hoo.”
Trebek mentioned the style was for “losers, in different phrases.”
Cole finally took house over $67,000 after a three-game streak.