There is a sound technician at the Staples Center in fear for his life after Adele's Grammy Awards performance. The 10-time Grammy winner stepped onto the stage to perform "All I Ask" from her record breaking album 25 only to be met with immediate sound issues. A CBS spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that "there was a 5-to-8-second technical issue with the broadcast, adding without elaboration that it was outside the network's control." Neither Adele nor the Grammys responded to a request for comment at press time.
It was obvious by the singer's face that even she could hear that something wasn't right. Bad performances are not a thing that Adele is familiar with, so witnessing her get taken down by a technical snafu was as painful for the heart as it was to the ears.
The singer managed to power through the performance and ended with a strained smile on her face. However, the reluctant applause from the audience and the Twitter outrage proved that this may have been Adele's worst televised performance to date. Good luck to that sound guy, wherever he may be hiding.