Wednesday 16 February 2011

Brit Awards 2011 Best performance: Adele "Someone like you"

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Adele performing Someone Like you at the 2011 Brit Awards

Adele gave another spine-tingling performance of Someone Like You at the Brit Awards yesterday. Adele forfeited any of the fluff and extravagance usually spent on a Brit Award performance, and instead kept it simple with only a piano and some sparkling confetti- that added to the magical feel of the performance- to accompany her bewitching voice.

Something that made this performance even more extraordinary and authentic than any other she has given of Someone like you was the obvious, heightened effect the lyrics were having on Adele as she sang. Because of this her belting wasn't as a crystal clear as usual, and there was some wavering in her voice, but all of that just added to the majesty of a performance that deserves to be noted as one of the best Brit performances ever given.

Later Adele spoke of the emotional performance to  ITV2;
“I was really emotional by the end because I'm quite overwhelmed by everything anyway, and then I had a vision of my ex, of him watching me at home and he's going to be laughing at me because he knows I'm crying because of him, with him thinking, 'Yep, she's still wrapped around my finger.'"Then everyone stood up, so I was overwhelmed."
Adele can do no wrong at the moment for me and every performance and interview makes me like her even more. Fingers crossed the whispers of her stopping  Lady Gaga's Born this way from reaching top spot of the charts this weekend come to be true because, in my opinion, Someone like you not being number one would be an embarrassing reflection on British musical tastes.

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