Adele Faces Audio Issues During 2016 Grammys Performance — Grade It

Adele Grammys

“Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years, you’d like to meet.”

The opening line of Adele‘s smash single “Hello” has never seemed more appropriate than on Monday night, when the songstress returned to the Grammy Awards stage for the first time since 2012.

This time around, Adele — dressed in a stunning red gown and accompanied by a pianist on the floor of the Staples Center — traded in the ubiquitous “Hello” for more recent single “All I Ask.”

The lowest point of the performance? In a telecast filled with audio issues, the sound cut out for a few fleeting seconds at the top of Adele’s number, before returning in the middle of the first verse. According to a CBS rep, “There was a brief five-to-eight-second technical issue that was out of our control.”

What did you think of Adele’s Grammys return? Watch part of it below, then grade it and drop a comment with your review.