Adele Opens 2017 Grammy Awards With Rousing Performance of “Hello,” Receives Standing Ovation (Obviously)

Hello, its Adele… and the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Adele opened music’s biggest night by singing her hit “Hello.”

Standing alone on a circular platform and wearing her signature floor length gown (albeit a little fancier for the Grammys), the British singer did what she does best and delivered a nearly flawless vocal. As I’m sure you’ve tried in the car or in the shower, you know singing “Hello” live is no easy task.

The performance may also serve as Grammy redemption for Adele. During her return to the Grammy stage after a four-year absence, Adele’s 2016 performance of “All I Ask” was underwhelming as it was tainted by audio issues. This may also be why she seemingly gave a sigh of relief after singing “Hello’s” final note to a standing ovation.

Adele had five Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, with “Hello” earning three nominations alone. By the time she opened the show, Adele had already won two awards during the pre-telecast ceremony (Pop Vocal Album, Pop Solo Performance). By the end of the show, Adele racked up three more wins with Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

Watch her show-opening Grammys performance of “Hello” here:

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