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.