Adele Pranks Adele Impersonators by Performing as an Adele Impersonator and It …

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

EXCLUSIVE ‘It proves you don’t have to be a diva’: Adele super-fan describes her shock at being tricked by her idol in hilarious BBC comedy sketch.

But one of the singer’s biggest fans, who stars alongside her in a hilarious sketch during Friday night’s Adele at the BBC special, has revealed that’s not the case. Her record label has made it clear that, at least for the time being, the album will not be available for streaming on Spotify, Pandora or any of the other similar services.

I hope people see that and they don’t think it’s a put on thing.’ As well as performing and chatting to Graham Norton during the special, Adele, 27, takes part in a sketch featuring a group of Adele impersonators who are told they are auditioning for Graham’s new top secret TV shoot at the Wimbledon Theatre, London. However Adele, complete with prosthetic nose and chin, a slower, softer accent and full length gloves to cover her tattoos, is doing some impersonating of her own as she joins the audition too. While waiting to go on, ‘Jenny’ interacts with the other singers claiming she has been impersonating Adele for four years and quips it’s been ‘a bit slow recently’ due to ‘not much demand’. However when she starts singing, within a few bars, and with heart-warming reactions, the impersonators one by one start to realise that ‘Jenny’ is actually the real Adele.

Adele’s representatives haven’t commented on this, but the answer probably lies in the unique position that the British singer finds herself in right now. It created a pop culture moment that we don’t experience very much anymore: everyone seemed interested in the song, from the youngest music fans to the oldest across many demographics.

Despite the fact that Adele is young—she’s 27, and part of the generation who has always expected to get music for free, whether via illegal downloads or streaming—her audience seemingly covers all ages. And while older generations tend to consume new music less actively than younger people, they remember “event” records, albums whose release seemed to be a bona fide occasion, whether it was from Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen, Madonna or NSYNC, Guns N Roses or Pearl Jam.

And they are likely excited about the rare occurrence of an album release that equates to one of those sorts of “events.” Perhaps even enough that they will go out to whatever retail outlet still stocks CDs, and pick it up. She was so lovely to all of us and so complimentary as well, it made the whole day incredible from start to finish.’ The Hello singer made time for the impersonators once the cameras had stopped rolling.

There haven’t been many albums as hotly anticipated as this one in recent years, and team Adele is clearly hoping that that anticipation will lead to the public reverting to a behavior that’s seen as nearly quaint in 2015: actually paying for music.

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