In a Grammy Awards show humming with memorable moments, Adele stole the spotlight by swearing, stopping and restarting her tribute to fellow Brit George Michael.

Adele. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Now it emerges that the performance could have been an even bigger blockbuster.

Michael Lippman, Michael’s longtime manager, wanted Grammy host James “Carpool Karaoke” Corden, Adele, Beyoncé and Rihanna each to sing lyrics of different tempos and eras “in one giant Michael mash-up,” The Hollywood Reporter said.

“But it became quickly evident … that she had a vision for what she wanted to do with it,” THR said.

“With her manager, Jonathan Dickins, inching the endeavor forward, and Columbia Records chief Rob Stringer, himself a longtime associate of Michael’s, in full support, Hans Zimmer was recruited as the arranger and conductor for the performance. Within a week, he had a recorded orchestral track ready. The mastered version was furnished to Grammy producers only on Thursday.”

Meanwhile, Adele’s slowed-down rendition of Fastlove was hailed by celebs and commoners alike.

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