Does Ed Sheeran have a famous doppelgänger?
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 mixup 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.”