Adele Stops Her Grammys George Michael Tribute Mid-Song, Asks to Start Over

The singer wanted to get her haunting version of "Fastlove" just right... so she did it again.  

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On Sunday night one of today's greatest British pop vocalists, Adele, paid tribute to the late, great English pop icon, George Michael, at the Grammys but it wasn't flawless and that's kind of what made it perfect. Her haunting reinterpretation of his track "Fastlove" was certainly memorable enough as it was, but it was what Adele did mid-performance that will go down as one of the night's most unexpected moments.

Midway through the song, Adele stopped, cursed, and asked that her band and orchestra restart the performance so that she could hit every note just right. "I'm sorry I can't mess this up," she said.

Adele paying tribute to George Michael on Sunday.

What happened next was a completely flawless tribute to the singer, who died unexpectedly in December. The moment was so real and raw it left the singer, as well as the room, in tears.


When she hit the stage to accept her Grammy for Song of the Year for "Hello," she once again apologized for dropping an F-bomb during her performance. "First of all, I really do apologize for swearing," she said. "George Michael, he means a lot to me. So I'm really sorry if I offended anyone."

You can check the performance out below.


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