AceShowbiz - After kicking off the 2017 Grammy Awards by performing "Hello" perfectly, Adele faced an audio problem during her next performance. The 28-year-old singer had to restart her performance after realizing she had been singing in wrong key during a tribute to George Michael.
Adele performed a new arrangement of Michael's "Fast Love" in front of a backdrop of images from the "Faith" hitmaker's life and career. The soul and R&B diva had been singing for a while before realizing something was off as her voice sounded very shaky. The telecast cut audio for a moment as she demanded to restart her performance.
"I know this is live TV... I can't do it again like last year," she said, referring to her 2016 botched performance. The "Someone Like You" hitmaker seemed emotional and frustrated as she accidentally dropped the F-bomb. She abruptly stopped her performance to completely restart the song. "I'm sorry for swearing, and I'm sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him," Adele said.
Although she needed to do over her performance, she received a lot of support from the audience. The crowd cheered Adele as they gave her a round of applause a moment after she finished her explanation. Famous names like John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Rihanna, Faith Hill and Jennifer Lopez were caught on camera giving Adele a standing ovation. The ceremony's organizer even gave the "All I Ask" singer an encouragement by tweeting, "You got this, girl #GRAMMYs."
You got this, girl #GRAMMYs— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) 13 Februari 2017
Adele was not the only one to suffer a problem while performing at the Sunday, February 12 show. Metallica was performing "Moth Into Flame" with Lady GaGa when the rock band's frontman/vocalist James Hetfield realized that his mic didn't work. He already sang two verses when his mic was completely off and needed to share mic with GaGa. Despite the technical difficulties, Metallica and GaGa gave a spectacular performance as they pulled out an impressive headbanging duet. GaGa showcased her powerful vocal and even did a stage dive.
Although the rock band seemed cool on stage, once they stepped off, Hetfield was seen tossing his guitar towards somebody, probably his guitar technician. Hetfield seemed pretty upset as he walked away, apparently because his mic was off when he started to growl and it made him look like a fool.
Those mishaps aside, Alicia Keys and Maren Morris managed to give a clean performance. They delivered a "punchy, string-slathered" performance of Morris' ballad song "Once". Morris sang the first verse of the song, before Keys took over at the second verse. And the two harmonically sang the song's historical final verse together.