George Michael Tribute Halted By Adele At The Grammys 2017


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Technical difficulties aren’t going to ruin Adele at the Grammys 2017, the singer made sure of that!

On Sunday night, Adele was set to perform on the Grammy Awards stage, bringing her big set of vocal pipes to belt out her hit song, “Hello” and to pay tribute to legendary music icon, George Michael.

And because of the technical difficulties the singer had endured last year, she made sure that this time, she was not going to let it get the best of her.

It can be recalled that during the 2016 Grammy Awards, Adele’s performance was disrupted by some audio errors, forcing producers to switch to a backup sound system.

“I cried pretty much all day,” the “Someone Like You” singer told Ellen Degeneres, following her Grammys mishap last year. “It threw the whole thing off.?

She added: “Next time I have any sound issues, I am going to start over. [I’ll say,] ‘Sorry, that’s not working for me.’ Otherwise, bye!”

And it looks like Adele is a woman of her word.

A few minutes into her tribute to George Michael at the Grammys this year, the songstress decided to stop mid-performance because of technical difficulties (again!).

“I know it’s live TV. I can’t do it again like last year,” the singer told the audience. “I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry. I can’t.”

The singer re-started the performance and sang her heart out instead of acting like a bratty diva – a mark of pure professionalism (very much unlike Mariah Carey on New Year’s eve, amirite?).

Adele ended the performance with tears in her eyes and the audience on their feet.

“Thank you!” Adele mouthed before leaving the stage.

This is the second time Adele experienced technical errors during the supposedly prestigious music award. Last year, Academy President Neil Portnow said they had “the most complicated show on television”, reason why such things happen.

Nevertheless, Adele at the Grammys 2017 will always go down in history as that time an incredibly talented woman refused to let technology get the best of her. Can we get an Amen?


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