Adele has admitted to her own pitchiness during her Grammys performance, during which the sound went dark, according to E! Online citing the singer’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.
It means that even ten-time Grammy winners such as Adele are capable of making musical failures, and that’s exactly what the “Someone Like You” singer did during her first public interview after the Grammys incident.
When Adele came on stage and was about to start performing her song “All I Ask,” the sound went dark for a few seconds, and an extra guitar could be heard playing over the singer’s track. According to numerous reports, the extra guitar is believed to be from Justin Bieber’s band, which was warming up on the other stage.
As it turns out, the audio issues were caused by a mic falling into the grand piano. And when the technical issues were fixed, Adele sounded a little out of tune at times, as it was noted by her fans.
After that stressful performance, which could have been cut to a commercial any second, Adele treated herself to a burger and a beer, as revealed by a noticeably upset Adele herself via her Twitter account. “Sh*t happens,” Adele tweeted.
The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Shit happens. X
— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
On Thursday, Adele made her first public appearance after the Grammys and admitted that she had cried pretty much all day, according to Billboard.
— CNN (@CNN) February 19, 2016
Adele also admitted in her interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she knew right away what it was, when she heard the extra guitar noise.
“I knew what it was because in rehearsal on Saturday they were like, ‘We’re going to double mic the piano just in case one doesn’t work’ and I knew where the mic was and I wanted to turn around and lift it up, but I froze.”
However, despite the fact that her fans accuse her of sounding a bit out of tune during her Grammys performance, Adele still thinks that it went well. She also noted that she is always a bit pitchy, but this time she got carried away by emotions after the technical issues with the audio.
Adele also admitted that she would have cried all day even if she delivered an outstanding performance on Monday, as she “always” cries.
However, as noted by Billboard, Adele’s live vocal excellence is “well documented,” and even though there were serious sound issues during the performance, it still doesn’t explain the fact why the “Someone Like You” singer delivered a performance that was way below her norm.
Instead, Adele delivered a top notch performance during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, during which she pulled a hilarious prank on Jamba Juice staff, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 19, 2016
During the prank, Adele went into a Jamba Juice after her so-called assistant went in and asked the staff to treat the singer as a “normal person.”
While DeGeneres was in Adele’s ear and the singer was repeating everything Ellen told her to say to the Jamba Juice staff, Adele went in and asked for a large Jamba Juice in a small cup. Explaining that she has never been to Jamba Juice before because “in England we don’t have Jamba Juice,” she asked the staff to explain what is Jamba Juice.
The funny conversation between Adele and the staff then goes on for almost six minutes, during which she takes scissors out of her purse, cuts some wheat grass, and puts it into her mouth.
If you haven’t yet, you must watch the hilarious prank that was aired on Thursday during The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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