Watch Jeopardy! contestants totally fail a clue about Paramore's Hayley Williams
"I hope they all lost and went home with nothing," Williams joked on Twitter
Paramore may have three platinum albums and a handful of hit singles, but that doesn’t mean the band is a household name — at least according to Jeopardy! contestants.
The band’s frontwoman, Hayley Williams, was the subject of a Jeopardy! clue about Top 40 bands during a Thursday night episode, but none of the contestants could identify the singer and her group for $1,600 (the second-hardest clue in the category).
Williams took their awkward silence in stride, however: “I hope they all lost and went home with nothing,” she joked on Twitter in the wee hours of Friday morning after a fan brought the clip to her attention.
Jeopardy!’s coverage of popular music has made headlines in recent months: Beyoncé’s “Becky with the good hair” lyric inspired an entire category in March of this year, while Twitter went wild in October when longtime host Alex Trebek rapped a little of Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” during a clue about the Canadian MC.