An Adele x The Bachelor cross-over is the last thing anyone could have expected, but it’s also the only thing that we’ve ever needed.
This week, Adele made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, and even though H.E.R. was the show’s official musical guest, many fans hoped that Adele would bust out her Grammy-winning vocals at some point.
I mean, the real hope was that she would drop a snippet of the new music we’ve been holding out for all year (but, like, no pressure babes). But she at once disappointed and elated us all at once in her opening monologue.
“My album’s not finished, and I’m too scared to do both. I’d rather put on some wigs, have a glass of wine or six and just see what happens,” Adele said.
I mean, what a mood.
She also addressed her dramatic weight loss that caused such a stir earlier this year.
“I know I look really, really, different since you last saw me,” she said, “but, actually, because of all the COVID restrictions… had to travel light and I could only bring half of me. And this is the half I chose.”
This is queen energy.
The rest of the show was an absolute hoot, with Adele showing off her acting and comedy chops. But the highlight of the episode, undoubtedly, was her Bachelor sketch where she sang snippet of not one, not two, but four of her greatest hits.
Adele singing Rolling in the deep, Hello, Someone like you and When We Were Young is easily one of the greatest things to come from 2020. pic.twitter.com/6JQhoCrriT
— #ENDSARS #CONGOISBLEEDING (@chuuzus) October 25, 2020
Adele played herself: Adele Atkins, a 32 year old bachelorette who is looking for love and is well-acquainted with heartbreak (she’s had it, very famously, at 19, 21 and 25). The skit spoofed the franchise’s ever-iconic cocktail parties and the madness that transpires as one contestant (of course) becomes too attached too quickly.
That contestant was Adele, who had a tendency to break out into song as if the show was her very own musical.
Like when she didn’t get the first rose and, naturally, started singing ‘Someone Like You’.
Or, when she was feeling all the feels during her chat with The Bachelor, Ben K. (played by Beck Bennet) and busted out ‘When We Were Young’.
They even took the piss out of the iconic “can I steal you for a quick chat” moment, with Adele dropping by another girl’s chat to belt out ‘Hello’ (in sepia tone, too) or, when another bachelorette cuts into Adele’s chat, smashing a glass and ripping into ‘Rolling In The Deep’.
She not only blessed us with her voice – which, btw, is as strong as ever (drop the album babes) – but a whole new host of reactions to meme.
Adele: “The album isn’t finished yet”
— Fred (@FredAdkins_) October 25, 2020
Unfortunately, Adele didn’t receive a rose that night, but she did save the night (and 2020) by coming back to sing the rest of ‘Someone Like You’.
I love that #SNL put on a whole skit just so Adele could sing her hit songs. ❤️
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 25, 2020
Adele was bored and said I want an Emmy, so now we give her an Emmy. I don’t make the rules. pic.twitter.com/ZspXRgfRjL
— Traci (@Traci_Zj) October 25, 2020
adele: hosts a tv program for an hour and a half, shows us her acting skills in 6 different skits, makes us laugh, serves looks, sings live
her fans: we asked for new music pic.twitter.com/PPVarpDc5r
— nat (@clownforadelex) October 25, 2020
Iconic. Simply iconic.
I’m just going to say it: Adele for Bachelorette 2021. Imagine the scenes! If Adele can save 2020 in a single skit, and raise its spirit from the dead in the course of one evening, imagine the power that having her for an entire season of The Bachelorette would have?
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