Adele who also had trouble with her live performance at last year’s Grammy had to stop her staging at 2017 Grammy Awards, while giving her tribute to George Michael. An emotional Adele stopped mid-way her act but brought her back together saying, "I can't mess this up for him."
Adele wanted her performance to be perfect for late songwriter, George Michael who died on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53. So when she messed it up, she cursed and started all over again.
“I know what it’s like to be [s***]. I can’t do it again like last year,” she said, referring to her infamously imperfect, technical-difficulty “All I Ask” performance at the 2016 Grammys.
“I’m sorry for swearing, and I’m sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry. I can’t. I’m sorry for swearing. I’m really sorry.”
The second performance she delivered was perfect and beautiful without a glitch. The singer nailed it, while photographs of George Michael had a slideshow on the screen behind her.
As adele neared the end of her performance, she was breaking down to tears while the gathered supportive crowd gave her a standing ovation.
The 28-year-old singer kick started the awards ceremony with her live performance of her album, Hello, which won song of the year over Beyonce. The two superstars are going head-to-head in two more top categories.
Adele also won two early Grammys: Hello won best pop solo performance and 2" won pop vocal album in the pre-telecast ceremony.
After winning her Grammy for song of the year for "Hello," Adele used much of her acceptance speech to thank the song's producer and co-writer Greg Kurstin.
I’d like to thank Greg because Greg kept coming to England for me, to work with me. He would come to me in England so I didn’t have to leave my son and yet he would leave [his] son and daughter. So thank you for your patience with me and for helping to create my favorite song I’ve ever doneAdele
Even when accepting her Song of the Year Grammy onstage, she apologised for swearing and messing up her tribute to George Michael, saying, “I really do apologize for swearing. George Michael, I love him. He means a lot to me. So I’m really sorry if I offended anyone anywhere.”