Adele Stops, Then Restarts George Michael Tribute Performance at 2017 Grammys and Nails It
When Adele wants a Grammys performance do-over, mid-performance, you give Adele a do-over.
The singer took to the stage at the 2017 Grammys to give a tribute performance to George Michael. While her set did not go as planned, it will certainly go down as one of her most memorable.
The Grammy-winning singer performed a haunting, slow version of "Fastlove," Michael's 1996 comeback fast-paced pop hit, while an orchestra and the song's video and other clips of the iconic '80s music icon played in the background. But after a minute or so, she stopped and cursed.
"I know it's live TV," she said. "I can't do it again like last year. 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. I'm sorry for swearing. I'm really sorry."
The musicians and video then started again and Adele nailed her performance, getting emotional and drawing a standing ovation.
Like many of her fellow Britons her age and slightly older, the 28-year-old grew up listening to Michael's songs. She is such a big fan that she dressed up like the singer did during his Faith era in the '80s for her 27th birthday.