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Adele Delivers Gorgeous Grammy Tribute To George Michael

"I can't mess this up for him."

After snatching multiple awards, Adele surprised Grammy viewers by returning to the stage to pay tribute to George Michael with a slow, moving version of his track “Fast Love.”

The dedication got off to a rocky start, with the singer stopping the orchestra and asking them to start again.

onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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“I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again,” she said, after stopping mid-performance. “Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him.”

With the thunderous support of the crowd, Adele restarted, delivering an emotional cover as images of Michael flashed across the screen behind her.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  An image of the late George Michael is projected on a video screen while recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
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The “Hello” singer broke into tears during the final notes and was met with moving responses from the other artists in the crowd.

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