‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’: Raven-Symoné Loses on Technicality After Misspeaking Lyrics

by Megan Molseed
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Sunday night’s installment of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune has created quite the buzz as former Disney Channel star Raven Symoné loses a puzzle on a technicality.

Raven Symoné joined Tori Spelling and Tara Lipinski in the latest episode of the popular Wheel of Fortune spinoff, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

It seemed the former That’s So Raven star was doing quite well during one of the puzzles. That is until it came time to solve as she barely misses the correct answer to a puzzle with the clue “70s Song Lyrics.”

Going into the round featuring the puzzle in question, Raven Symoné was looking to score big as she was falling just behind fellow Celebrity Wheel contestants Spelling and Lipinski.

Things were looking good for the former The View host when the thirty-six-year-old actress started to figure out the answer to the 70s song lyric in question.

‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Contestants Feel the Tension In A Close Sunday Night Game

However, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune host, Pat Sajak knew the specifics of the puzzle may trip someone up during the puzzle solve. So, he decides to caution Symoné before she solves.

This warning seems to give the actress some pause; so instead of solving in that turn, Symoné opted to spin again for a total of two more times.

At this point, Sajak notes that he could feel a lot of “tension” coming from the contestant as she risked her turn during the spins. This is when Symoné decided to finally solve the puzzle.

Raven Symoné’s puzzle solve to the 70s lyrics was a snippet from the 1977 Bee Gee’s hit Stayin’ Alive.

The contestant knows exactly what the snippet is, and she tells Pat Sajak the answer is “AH, AH, AH, AH STAYIN’ ALIVE STAYIN’ ALIVE.” However, this, Sajak says, is not the correct answer.

“Can’t take that,” Pat Sajak tells Symoné after her guess. “I’ll explain that why later.”

Now, after guessing a puzzle wrong, Symoné loses her turn.

The turn then moves to Tori Spelling who was ready to solve the puzzle, but she says she felt terrible doing so after Raven’s guess was so, so, so close.

“AH HA HA HA STAYIN’ ALIVE STAYIN’ ALIVE,” Spelling says carefully as she correctly solves the puzzle.

A minor difference for many, but longtime Wheel watchers certainly know how particular the game showrunners can be when it comes to situations such as this.

Thankfully, the actress took her loss in stride. The actress told the Wheel of Fortune host that she was still enjoying the game.

Tori Spelling went on to be the big winner for the evening taking in a whopping $54,300 for her chosen charity.

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