For example, there are plenty of people who probably don’t know how old Diana Ross is off the top of their heads — and this was certainly the case for some “Jeopardy!” contestants in March 2022. Per Aol, When asked the “Jeopardy!” question “In 2021 at age 95, this singer achieved a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album of new material,” two of the show’s contestants, Finn Corrigan and Karen Johnson, guessed Diana Ross.
Their answer enraged fans of Ross, who is in fact 77 years old — a far cry from 95. Some of them took to Twitter to express their shock and frustration. “Diana Ross, aged 77, watching the Final #Jeopardy answers today:” one user tweeted, paired with a GIF of David from “Schitt’s Creek” saying “What the actual f***?”
Johnson and Corrigan would later apologize for their mistake on Twitter, pointing to the pressure associated with being a “Jeopardy!” candidate and a ticking clock that forced them to answer on the spot.
The real answer — as their fellow “Jeopardy!” contestant, Margaret Chipowksy, knew — was Tony Bennett. Thanks to her knowledge of Bennett, Chipowsky was then able to pull off a last-minute “Jeopardy!” win, rising from third place to first.