Monday, February 13, 2017

Why Adele's Mishap While Covering George Michael's Tune Made Me Happy

Were you like me last night, bounded by emotion while watching the Grammy Awards last night?

Somehow the monumental force of love creeped in and I felt this synchronicity with the screen. I will admit that I am probably with Kanye West’s ideas of who deserves the trophy and usually do not watch the award show at all for that simple reason. But I felt that there were many moments that were beautiful beyond reckoning.

Adele swept up a few ideas that I loved. The biggest night of music started with a performance by Adele and she enchanted the crowd by simply singing without all the theatrics proving that she is a real singer and does not need much more than her voice to be in harmony with the people in her surroundings.  They felt what she had to give because she really sang her song with pure emotion and meant every word.

But I found immeasurable comfort in who she is as an individual when she started to sing her tribute to George Michael. As she sang the cover of George Michael’s “Fast Love,” she realized she messed up by singing in the wrong key. She stopped the band, recognized her mistake before the more than a million viewers and started the song over to do the job that she was supposed to do.

We live our lives in recurring rhythms. We get up, try and then if we fail, we are hit with snowballs of commentaries about it that isn’t entirely fair but true. It is not normal for us to see someone humble enough to admit, hey, I’m not doing this thing right. Can we try it again? And then she tried it again and nailed it.  She decided not to feel vulnerable and alone in her mistake on stage. She carved into her ego for another opportunity and got out of the heat that she felt that she was in. Many of us watching stared in disbelief. I felt a tinge of sadness for her though I also felt like getting out of my seat and dancing like a jitterbugger at Duke’s Place thinking of how she commanded the moments to follow. She showed herself as human and that is what made the show for me.


Speaking of dancing like a jitterbugger, maybe you are interested in getting into the jazz dance experience. Check out this cool video of dancing and The Harlem Swing Dance Society grooving to jazz sounds by the JNote Band. https://youtu.be/0DMMHXwhylY


If you understand the moves that these dancers are doing, this is what it felt as an individual who steps up to the plate and sometimes fouls out felt like. Adele proved that there is nothing wrong with taking a second chance at hitting a home run. The difference is, she did on the wildest night of music. This song was about the wildest joints in town during the jazz era when Duke Ellington was feeding up chocks full of dreams.



37 comments:

  1. I love that she took it so seriously to show respect and do it right! that was awesome of Adele! I agree : )
    it takes a true artist and good person to be like that!

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  2. I didn't get to see the Grammy's last night! I love Adele and her music, she is one of my favorite singers.

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    1. I don't usually watch it but this time I did.

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  3. I loved that moment of the Grammys more than any other part. It was so sweet to see her stop and go back to do it right to honor him.

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  4. I agree! It takes a special type of person to acknowledge their mistakes in front of millions of people and recover so quickly. She's such a boss.

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  5. Love Adele! Her voice is amazing!!

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  6. Adele is amazing!! I love how real she is!! This was an amazing performance

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  7. I didn't watch them. I usually don't, but get some small glimpses afterward. I will look at this one!

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    1. Me neither but I was engaged this time.

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  8. That's why I really love Adele, I love how she handle it. She's really pretty amazing

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  9. I didn't watch the Grammy's but have heard great things about Adele's performance. It says so much about her character that she was willing to stop and correct her mistake vs just plodding through.

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    1. Yeah. It was pretty good I must say.

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  10. Adele is so humble in acknowledging her mistake and making the band stop. I admire her and everything about her.

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  11. I didn't watch this, I know what was I thinking? I have however seen clips on shows that covered it and thought she was real classy and took a risk in someone else's best interest. She seems like a great person.

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    1. Yeah. The clips are pretty interesting.

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  12. I can't believe I missed the grammy's this year. I'd of loved to have seen it, I'm a fan of Adele.

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    1. You could probably catch it on demand.

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  13. I missed watching the Grammy's but I heard all about it. I think it's great that Adele wanted to start over and do that song justice.

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  14. I missed this as well but I think that she was super brave for fessing up to the mistake. My husband is a musician and he has had this happen to him. I told him that I couldn't tell that it was off but then again I don't know my music scales.

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  15. I think that Adele is awesome! I would love to meet her in person someday. She is a great singer and sounds like a great person too!

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  16. I got to see a little bit of the Grammys. I did see some of Adele in the beginning. I think she's such an amazing singer and person.

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  17. I love Adele - she is a class act! I didn't get a chance to watch this year but I'll have to look it up!

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  18. I didn't watch the show, but I loved that she could stop, admit her mistake and keep going. What a great lesson to teach our kids!

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  19. I love Adele! I didn't get the chance to watch the awards night, but I heard she really did well. Her being humble makes me love her more.

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  20. I love Adele, and it is not just for her singing. I think she has a huge heart and is incredibly funny.

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  21. I really love Adelle! She's so amazing and I love that way she sing.

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  22. Adele is a great singer and when she screwed up she showed all of us that it is okay. Kudos for her for doing it right. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  23. I love Adele. She doesn't only have an amazing voice, I think she got an amazing personality as well. Too bad, I missed watching the Grammy's.

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  24. I love me some Adele and I'm glad she gave props to Beyounce after they snubbed her because of their "Urban" ideals. - yolonda

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  25. I love Adele, and respect what she was trying to do, but I felt that even that 'corrected' version did George Michael no justice. It just wasn't that great, however Bruno Mars knocked his tribute to Prince out the park! Her voice and style of singing just doesn't sync well with George's style in my humble opinion. But I did get to see that moment as it happened live and wondered how it would play out.

    Great post!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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