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Adele re-started her Grammys tribute to George Michael and absolutely nailed it

"I can't mess this up for him!"

Published: Monday, 13th February 2017 at 8:47 am

Only Adele could pull this off: the 28-year-old singing superstar stopped a tribute to George Michael mid-song, before starting again and getting it spot on.


Performing on the stage of the 59th annual Grammy awards last night, the singer cursed, apologised and asked to restart the slowed-down version of Michael’s Fastlove.

“I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again,” Adele said. “I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry, I can’t”.

And so the music and images of Michael projected in the background were reset, and Adele knocked the ballad version of the dance track out of the park – before later going on to win five Grammys, including Best Album and Best Single.

After finishing she received a standing ovation from the crowd.

It wasn’t the only performance of the night to go without a glitch. During a Metallica/Lady Gaga mashup of Moth Into Flame, singer James Hetfield’s microphone failed, forcing him to share a mic with the queen of pop.

But being a George Michael fan, this year Adele made sure she paid proper tribute to the singer who died at his home aged 53 late last year.


You did him good, Adele.


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