Adele's Raw Vocals from 'SNL' Have Leaked, Somehow Make Her Even More Legendary

Impressive AF.

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Behold the true, gimmick-less glory that is Adele's isolated mic feed from her Saturday Night Live performance (opens in new tab) this weekend, which thoroughly trounces everyone suffering from so-flat-they-were-singing-in-semitones-itis at last night's American Music Awards. (You know who you are.)

Perhaps captured by some unknown sound tech who thought it unfair to keep such a gift to himself, this a cappella, effect-free version of "Hello" really shows her rare talent. And to think that this is probably Adele at her worst…

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

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