Adele Explains Her Off Key ‘All I Ask’ Grammy Performance
Adele's pitch is consistently & historically flawless. FLAWLESS. That was 100% an audio issue & she was fighting hard from go. Hush, ya'll.— Nichole Nordeman (@nicholenordeman) February 16, 2016
NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, #GRAMMYs!!!!!!!!!!!— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) February 16, 2016
Did anyone else just see Adele not hit a single one of her high notes? Cringe. And that acoustic guitar issue…Can we blame bad sound?— Joy Macke (@joyheartshearts) February 16, 2016
Adele's struggles tonight might've been monitor-related — there were sound issues all over the place — but she was pushing. Hard— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) February 16, 2016
The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Shit happens. X— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow went into detail explaining the flub after the show. According to Variety, “The process of lifting the piano onto a satellite stage, a microphone inside the piano dropped, which caused the clanking sound heard over the broadcast. They tried to correct it by going to a backup system, which caused the feed to be lost for a second.” However Adele was still able to pull through, proving how fantastic she really is. “To Adele’s credit, she killed it, she did a fantastic job, the pro that she is,” Portnow explained. “That was all an issue on our behalf. Kenny (Ehrlich) asked that we make that really clear to everybody.” Adele’s hit album 25 was not eligible for any Grammy’s this year and will compete in next year’s categories where it is expected to sweep the competition.
Because of it though… I'm treating myself to an in n out. So maybe it was worth it.— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016