When Adele stopped her tribute to George Michael at the Grammys, she cursed after failing to nail the sound.
But she quickly apologized, and started again.
The singer was performing for the second time that night, a slowed-down arrangement of Michael’s ode to casual gay sex Fastlove.
‘I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again,’ Adele said. ‘I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry, I can’t.’
With images playing in the background, Adele finished the ballad version of the dance classic and received a standing ovation.
It was a similar story after last year’s ceremony, when Adele was plagued by technical difficulties during a performance of All I Ask.
The Grammys saw other performers have issues. Metallica had a microphone failure during a performance with Moth Into Flame, meaning lead singer James Hetfield had to share a microphone with Lady Gaga.
Adele also performed Hello at the top of the show. She won five awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. While she won for Album of the Year, she said she ‘couldn’t accept the award’ and instead dedicated it to Beyoncé and her groundbreaking album Lemonade.
The other big winner of the night was David Bowie, who died in 2016, winning four awards for his last album Blackstar. These were his first ever Grammy awards for music, having won for Best Video in 1985 and the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2006.
George Michael died on Christmas Day last year, at the age of 53.
Watch the original video for Fastlove here: