Adele left many viewers with their jaws on the floor when she stopped her live performance at the Grammys on Sunday night.
In a shock move the British superstar stopped the live orchestra and the lights came on, leaving the star-studded audience stunned while some viewers at home were hiding behind their cushions scared about what was about to come next. How could she possibly salvage the moment?
Frantically apologising to the audience and show bosses, an emotional Adele asked to restart her tribute to the late George Michael again.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow stood by Adele’s decision, despite the knock-on effect for the show running on.
“What I think was magnificent was is it shows the humanity of live television, but it also shows professionals – you heard her say she’s a perfectionist – so she’s not gonna settle for something she’s not comfortable with,” he said, according to People.
“Rather than just go along, she did the right thing.”
The Hello star, who scooped an incredible five awards on Sunday night – even beating her idol Beyonce to many of the gongs – was widely praised for her bold decision to restart her rendition of Fastlove again.
But as many pointed out, Adele regretted not doing it last year when she performed All I Ask at the Grammys.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on her show after the performance, the 28-year-old said: “It threw the whole thing off. Next time I have any sound issues, I am going to start over. [I’ll say,] ‘Sorry, that’s not working for me.’”
“You got this girl,” the Recording Academy tweeted after Adele decided to re-start the track last night.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 13, 2017
“@Adele, you get every do over you ever need,” DeGeneres wrote on Twitter. “Ever.”