So the ridiculous annual horror show that is the MTV Video Music Awards happened this week. Didn’t hear about it? Count yourself among the lucky. From the opening act – Lady Gaga dressed as a 50s greaser dude and talking for ten unendurable minutes – to Lil’ Wayne’s dull, bleep-strewn mess of a finale, it was shockingly bad. There was – I swear to God there was – a Britney Spears tribute, complete with dancers reenacting her “greatest hits.” I couldn’t look away.
There was at least one exception. British singer Adele took the stage and performed – with simple elegance and emotion – her hit song, “Someone Like You.” She was mesmerizing. Yes, Beyonce’s pregnant – Adele stole the show.
The video below is her performance at the British equivalent of the VMAs. I have to link to that because MTV doesn’t make the show’s content available online, but perhaps we should thank them for that small favor.