Have you ever thought that Ed Sheeran and Beck look alike? Not many have, believe it or not, but one person on this planet does and that is a reigning Jeopardy! champ who thought so.
The champ started making Twitter headlines after he mistook a picture of musician Beck for Sheeran on an episode of the classic game show this week.
While buzzing in for the category of “One-Name Rockstars,” contestant David Sibley guessed “Who’s Ed Sheeran?” after being shown a photo of Beck.
Viewers had a lot of feedback for Sibley online, noting that Sheeran and Beck are decades apart in age: While the “Shape of You” singer is 31, the “Loser” rocker is 52.
Sibley is hardly the first contestant to make a musical mix-up while competing on the show. One contestant mistook Nickelback for Arcade Fire — another Canadian band — during a Billboard-themed category in January. The $1,000 prompt read, “The Best of this Canadian band Volume 1 included ‘Rockstar,’ ‘How You Remind Me’ & 17 other songs.” While Kate guessed Arcade Fire, Harsh eventually got the right answer, to which host Ken Jennings lightheartedly replied, “Nickelback: Never the incorrect response!”
In an episode in July, lyrics from Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” were used in a clue, and all three contestants were stumped by the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit, missing out on the question. Swifties had a lot to say about the moment, with one Twitter user writing: “Having a little power trip bc I knew the answer to a Jeopardy question was Taylor Swift & none of the contestants got it.”
Machine Gun Kelly also hilariously went unguessed by contestants after an episode last year included this $800 clue even included his initials: “The stage name of this rapper and actor gets shortened to MGK.”
Take a look at what Twitter thought of the mix-up. Special thanks to Billboard.
The REIGNING CHAMP on #Jeopardy today just buzzed in SO CONFIDENTLY to say "Ed Sheeran" when shown this picture of Beck in the category "One-Name Rockstars."
Readers, I shrieked. pic.twitter.com/uB5uHr0u82
— cjoanporter (@cjoanporter) September 29, 2022