Adele opened the Grammys tonight with her cover of Lionel Richie’s Hello (I Wish) and so many people probably didn’t watch the rest of the show because they were crying out all of the liquids in their body while in the fetal position. But later on in the show, Adele did the tribute to George Michael.
Adele did a slowed-down version of one of my favorite George Michael songs, Fastlove. I nearly broke my jaw while cringing when I heard that Adele was going to do that song, because it is a great slut anthem and makes you want to give a stranger a lap dance, or troll for some dick in the park, or put up a Craigslist Casual Encounters ad with your real phone number hidden in it. Fastlove is not meant to be some sappy, melancholy, elevator song. So I was all ready to say three words that would’ve opened up a trap door to hell under my couch. The three words being: DAMN YOU, ADELE!
But I changed my mind when she stopped after her first verse, blew out the fuck word (which was bleeped, BOO!) and said, “I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him, I’m sorry, I can’t.” Adele then turned away from the mic and said “Fuck.” I like to think that George Michael was in the afterworld, loving every damn minute of this extra dramatic moment.
Watch Adele's tribute to George Michael in full here: pic.twitter.com/LmsfYFKMaG
— Adele Daily (@AdeleDailyInfo) February 13, 2017
Am I still here for Adele’s version of one of my favorite ho shit anthems? Not totally, but I appreciate her starting over for George Michael and dropping the fuck word. And yes, next year, she will get the Grammy for the Best F Bomb Dropped During The Grammys.