Adele was allegedly left seriously angry over the sound issues that plagued her 2016 Grammy performance.
According to a new report by Showbiz411, Adele was “pissed” about the Grammy technical issues that saw her microphone go silent partway through her performance of “All I Ask,” and was left so angry that she refused to attend any after parties.
“She left the Staples Center in a huff,” an insider revealed to Showbiz411 of Adele’s exit, adding that she instead “headed to In-N-Out Burger” rather than rubbing shoulders with her fellow artists and industry insiders at the Sony Music Entertainment 2016 Post-Grammy Reception, attended by stars like Carrie Underwood, Rachel Platten, and John Legend.
According to the source, Adele was expected to attend the function following the Grammys on February 15 but never actually arrived at the Los Angeles bash. “There are no photos of her,” Showbiz411 confirmed of Adele’s alleged post-Grammys ditch.
Adele spoke out about the drama that surrounded her Grammy performance on social media after her performance, where she hinted that she was left less than thrilled by the technical issues and also confirmed her trip to the Los Angeles fast food chain.
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“The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. S*** happens,” Adele tweeted out following the big show on February 15, revealing that she was just about to get her fast food fix. “Because of it though… I’m treating myself to an in n out [sic],” Adele added on the 140-character site, “So maybe it was worth it.”
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow also spoke out about Adele’s performance debacle in the Grammy press-room after the show, where he confirmed that a microphone fell onto the strings inside a piano and confirmed the issue was not Adele’s doing.
“We have the most complicated technical show on television when it comes to music, bar none,” Portnow told reporters of Adele’s performance post-show, according to the LA Times. “Inside the piano are microphones, and a mic dropped into the strings. It happens to all sorts of people, but it rarely happens on our show.”
“When we switched over to the backup system, it had to drop out for a few seconds,” the Recording Academy President continued when asked about Adele’s sound issues. “When performing in intimate performance, it can be unnerving. We certainly don’t like it when those things happen, but they happen.”
Variety also confirmed that Portnow praised Adele after her performance and was eager to make it known that the problems that surrounded the “All I Ask” performance were not Adele’s fault.
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“To Adele’s credit, she killed it, she did a fantastic job, the pro that Adele is,” Portnow told press backstage at the Staples Center in California. “That was all an issue on our behalf. Kenny [Ehrlich, Producer of the Grammys] asked that we make that really clear to everybody.”
Twitter users and Adele fans took to the social media site to express their confusion over the issues during Adele’s performance, with many blasting the Grammys crew for the very noticeable sound problems.
“Catching up on Grammys… feel bad to say but [Adele’s] performance was flat and off tune in some places,” Twitter user @balasankaran wrote on the social media site on February 16, joking, “Am I going to get banned from internet?”
“#Adele’s performance was terrible,” @sabuli_k added on the 140-character site of Adele’s performance, “I feel bad for her cause I know [Adele] messed up because of the technical difficulties. #GRAMMYs #Grammys2016”
Other social media user even joked that the crew member responsible for Adele’s snafu probably won’t have a job much longer. “I feel bad for the sound technician who is going to get fired over this Adele malfunction,” @EmmeSwenson wrote, alongside the hashtags “#Adele,” “#Grammys” and “#yikes.”
What did you think of Adele’s technical issues at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards? Why do you think Adele skipped the post-Grammy parties?
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