Adele Powers Through Glitchy 2016 GRAMMYs Performance, Explains What Went Wrong
By Chris Azzopardi
Adele brought her big, belty "All I Ask" to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards stage on Monday, when she powered through a performance that, unfortunately, was mired with glitchy audio problems. What was that overwhelming jangle? Could Adele even hear herself?
"The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. S**t happens," she tweeted. "Because of it though... I'm treating myself to an in n out. So maybe it was worth it."
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
Recording Academy president, Neil Portnow, addressed the technical difficulties during Adele's performance, saying: "We have the most complicated technical show on television when it comes to music. Period, end of story, bar none."
"A microphone dropped into the strings, if you've seen the inside of a piano, we can actually even hear it in the control room," the record producer added. "These things happen."
"I will say we have an extraordinary track record," he continued. "We picked it up immediately. We were back on track, you know, sort of seamless."
Portnow then credited Adele for rolling with the issues.
"When you're performing in a particularly in intimate performance like she was doing, a solo vocal with a piano, it can be unnerving," he said. "All credit to her for the professional that she is. The show must go on. She did a great job."
Being the pro that she is, Adele pushed on, singing alongside a piano accompanist in the glow of a bright, yellow light. And even if the performance was a bit off -- at least she looked like a knockout!