Adele sings on ‘Saturday Night Live’ after all

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Despite multiple assurances that she would focus on acting when appearing as a host on “Saturday Night Live,” Adele broke out in the song several times during a parody on “The Bachelor” or so. half an hour in the show.The skit found Adele, who was billed as her superstar, interrupting every single dating scenario by breaking into solo pianist versions of one of her hits – “Hello,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and others – to the annoyance of other women.

The skit ends with a break from a final script by erupting into a brief but voice-filled finale of “Someone Like You,” stepping out into the small audience’s studio as they screamed and clapped. “Catch me next week on ‘Love Island’! she cried with a smile at the end.

Adele even said during her opening monologue that she would not be singing on the show, explaining that her long-awaited follow-up to her 2015 hit album “25” is not over, “and I’d rather put on wigs. , have a glass of wine or six and see what happens! The booming R&B singer HER was the musical guest of the evening – “I love her so much,” gushed Adele in an Instagram post – and indeed was excellent on both her performances.

It was a clever dodging of the long-standing question of when Adele’s fourth album might arrive. Although Adele casually said late last year that a new album would be released in September, her manager Jonathan Dickins told Music Week in June: “We’re all in the same boat, you do stuff. and then all of a sudden the world stops. It will come when he is ready. I can’t put a date on it yet. We have music, but we are still working. ”

The singer has reportedly worked with Raphael Saadiq and John Legend on new material, as well as longtime collaborator Paul Epworth, who co-wrote his 2011 hit “Rolling in the Deep” and the Oscar-winning song by James. Bond “Skyfall” with Adele, told The Times about the challenges in trying to outdo their previous work.

“Each time there’s a little more pressure,” Epworth said. “It was because the first thing we did was ‘Roll in the deep’. There is more expectation from her and me. And maybe I put the pressure on myself to try and recreate it? It’s very difficult. We would take the guitar and say, “I can’t do this”. It is as if we are trying to retread old land.



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