At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday, Adele made what was supposed to be a grand return to the award show stage, but ended up a dodgy performance marred by audio difficulties. (Adele herself sounded great to me, but some Interneters had a different opinion, I realize.)
This week, Duchess 'Dele appeared on Ellen to talk about her performance of "All I Ask," in which a microphone inside the accompanying piano fell onto the strings, emitting a sharp clanging sound. She took it comparatively well, though the 25 singer admitted she shed a few -- actually, more than a few -- tears after the show.
"I cried pretty much all day yesterday," Adele said, signaling that she is indeed one of us, the bumbling shamble-humans who get reduced to soggy cry-piles whenever things go awry in our lives. Or, you know, whenever our faves have a bad time on stage. That shit affects us, man.
"Well, the thing is, in fairness, I would've cried if it'd went really well as well," she continued. "If it'd been a stand-out performance, I would've cried as well. I always cry."
OK, yeah. Adele stays on brand. That's good.
It wasn't all weepy news, though. Adele stuck around Ellen's show to pull a prank involving a Jamba Juice, a pair of scissors, wheatgrass, and Ellen's devious instructions being whispered into Adele's ear. Truly a gift from the heavens, even in the darkness of this cold, heartless, post-Grammys world of fallen microphones. Bless this mess.