Adele Dedicates Song to Brussels Victims in Concert: 'I Think They Heard Us'
By Rachel McRady
Adele used her powerhouse vocals on Tuesday night to bring some light after the horrifying terror attacks in Brussels earlier that day. Performing in London’s O2 Arena, the chart-topper made a special dedication to the more than 30 victims of the tragic violence at the airport and metro station in the Belgian capitol.
“When I heard the terrible news about Brussels, I felt bad and sad that I was going to be doing a show… This is ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and this is for Brussels tonight,” Adele told the roaring crowd. “Let’s all sing it.”
She then played the piano and belted out her rendition of the popular Bob Dylan tune as the arena was lit up with swaying cell phones. At the end of her performance, Adele thanked the crowd for singing with her and said, “I think they heard us.”
Tuesday’s attacks are believed to be the work of the terrorist group ISIS. On Wednesday morning, two of the alleged attackers, brothers Khalid and Brahim Bakraoui, and a third man were arrested, CBS News reports.
Following the bombings, the city, as well as other major cities around the world have increased their security precautions. Singer Mariah Carey is scheduled to perform in Brussels on Sunday, and has not confirmed whether or not this appearance is still happening.
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