Ahhh, so that’s what happened! After her performance sounded a bit, well, off, Adele took to Twitter to explain the strange guitar tuning sounds that interrupted her soaring voice. But don’t worry, she’s not upset about it. In fact, she celebrated in the best way possible! See her tweets here!
Fans were left feeling more than a little perplexed (read: furious) following Adele‘s, 27, long-awaited performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, after the singer’s typically flawless performance sounded well, a bit off. Was it the piano? Was there actually an untuned guitar playing somewhere in the distance? As it turns out, neither was the answer, but Adele did take to Twitter to pinpoint the real culprit, all the while explaining the amazing way she celebrated in spite of it. See what she had to say about the whole kerfuffle below!
From the start of Adele’s performance of “All I Ask” — an otherwise beautiful song off her new album 25 — we couldn’t help but notice that things sounded a little off. As did Adele apparently, as the singer took to Twitter following the botched performance to explain what really happened — and no, it had nothing to do with her flawless vocals. “The piano mics fell on the piano strings that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Shit happens. X” she wrote. Amen!
Adele Celebrates Grammys Performance In The Best Way Possible
Despite appearing visibly upset during the broadcast, Adele made sure to keep a positive attitude about the whole snafu, and even treated herself to the most amazing post-awards show celebration of all-time: that’s right, In-N-Out! “Because of it though… I’m treating myself to an in n out,” she wrote. “So maybe it was worth it.” So worth it!
And just to prove that Adele wasn’t making the whole “technical issues” thing up, Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, later backed the singer up, telling reporters that it was an issue of too many complicated performances. “We had the most complicated show on television. Period. End of story,” he said. “So, from my understanding, the microphone in the piano was knocked into the strings inside of the piano, so what was done there — and these things happen — the engineer people had to switch over on their backup system, so to switch over on the backup system, they had to back out for a couple seconds in the house here, and that’s what happened.”
“All credit to her for how professional she is,” he continued. “She did a great job and we certainly don’t like when those things happen, but those things happen sometimes.” Bummer, but we’ll take it.
Botched performance aside, Adele looked absolutely stunning on stage, where she dazzled in a sparkly red dress. While she wasn’t up for any awards this year — her record-breaking album 25 just barely missed the eligibility period for nominees — the good news is that that just means we have another epic Adele appearance to look forward to this time next year. Once again, so worth it.