WOAH. Isolated vocals from Adele’s performance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ have just hit the internet– and they might be even more amazing on their own than with background music. Seriously, watch this immediately.
Literally, speechless. Adele, 27, was the musical guest on the Nov. 21 episode of Saturday Night Live, dropping by to effortlessly belt her smash hit, “Hello.” Now, isolated vocals (meaning, just her voice without the support of any instruments) have leaked online, and you honestly need to hear for yourself to believe the incredible vocal prowess of this queen. Seriously, check it out now.
Adele continues to prove to us all that she is not a mere mortal. That’s the only explanation for this insanity. As she croons the first “hello” and then begins to get into the meat of the anthemic song, it truly sounds as though the song was originally written and performed acapella.
Adele’s amazing raw vocal feat is made all the more impressive in comparison to other recent “vocal leakings.” In fact, for some artists, those words bring serious terror. For example, at the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Mariah Carey dropped by to perform her Christmas classic, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and, well, disaster kind of ensued. Mariah’s raw vocals quickly went viral– and for all the wrong reasons.
Taylor Swift is another artist who faced an isolated vocal trauma, following her performance of “Shake it Off” at the 2014 Video Music Awards. Audio from the high energy performance surfaced online and it was…not great.
Anyways, Adele’s isolated vocals are also going viral, but in this case, it’s due to how sheerly amazing they are. Not that we would expect anything less from the woman who is quickly going down as the best vocalist of our generation.
What do you think of Adele’s isolated vocals, HollywoodLifers? Amazing, or not too impressive?