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Watch Adele Restart the Grammys’ George Michael Tribute: ‘I Can’t Mess This Up for Him’

Adele wasn’t about to let a technical difficulty get in the way of her George Michael tribute. While singing a special cover of his song “Fastlove,” the 25 singer began off-key and stopped her performance after about a minute of singing. “I know it’s live TV … I can’t do it again like last year,” she said, referencing her technical-difficulties-plagued performance of “All I Ask.” “I’m sorry for swearing, and I’m sorry for starting again. I’m sorry. I can’t mess this up for him.” Then she gave Michael a proper tribute through tears. See the performance above, and the brief flub below.

Adele Sang ‘Fastlove’ for Grammys’ George Michael Tribute