WATCH: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Brutally Misses Easy David Bowie Answer, Fans Lose It

by John Jamison
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Look, everyone has their area of expertise. And pervasive as music is in our society, the fact of the matter is that some people aren’t as familiar with century-defining artists as others. With that out of the way, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that recent “Wheel of Fortune” contestant Jacquelyn was outside her comfort zone when she tried to solve a Queen and David Bowie-themed puzzle.

Millions of miles away from her comfort zone, based on her answer. A veritable star woman, waiting in the sky. Perhaps it’s because she thinks she’d blow our minds. Okay, wrong song. But the entire situation is pretty mind-blowing to behold. Take a look for yourself.

At the risk of sounding too harsh, it’s possible Jacquelyn froze under pressure. Then again, what does she really know about “Under Pressure” in the first place? If we’re to take her response as an honest, best guess, then she knows very little about the musical stylings of Queen and David Bowie. And that’s completely fine.

But you have to be prepared for an intense reaction from the internet when you throw a “David Louie” out there in place of The Starman’s real name.

The man’s reaction in the video is all of us watching this. He’s the perfect example of a healthy response to bad “Wheel of Fortune” misses like these. No anger, no name-calling, no hatred. Just some mild disbelief and pure entertainment.

And for the sake of accuracy, it’s important to mention that this particular “Wheel of Fortune” episode first aired back in November 2020.

The Internet is Less Than Pleased With ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant’s Answer

Needless to say, upon seeing the video, Twitter wasted absolutely no time in letting Jacquelyn know how badly she missed. And while the world would be a far better place if everyone just laughed at the situation and moved on, that’s not the reality we’re living in.

So, we might as well dive in and take a look at what the armchair experts had to say about Jacquelyn’s now-infamous response.

“Answer on Wheel of Fortune was Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie… lady answers Queen & David Louie… sis who the eff is David Louie & HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW DAVID BOWIE?!?!” a stunned Twitter user wrote.

And this… this GIF is justified. It might just be the perfect response.

For all the criticism, the ultimate irony here is that Jacquelyn crushed this episode otherwise. In fact, after winning the bonus round, the seemingly hapless “Wheel of Fortune” contestant walked off the set with $40,000.

At the end of the day, it was a simple mistake. One that anyone could, but granted, likely wouldn’t make. But hey, we’re only human. David Bowie may have been something more, but that’s a topic for another day.

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