What *Really* Happened with Adele's Grammys Performance, Including the One Major Upside

Not a bad consolation prize at all.

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By all accounts, Adele has only improved her vocal technique, her voice has matured, she's reaching the kind of mythical infallibility few non-Beyoncé artists enjoy, etc. But at last night's Grammys, her performance suffered (opens in new tab) when a production gaffe visibly threw her off, as she explained in a pair of tweets late Monday.

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Ooooh. Okay. [In football coach voice, while clapping] Good attitude, Adele. Good attitude! 

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Much better ending than the show's sound engineer probably got, that's for sure. And you can bet her next performance will be even more characteristically *flawless* just to make up for it all. 

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.