Hey look, it’s Adele. Before she was able to escape The Tonight Show on Monday, it seems that Jimmy Fallon forced her and The Roots into the kid instrument room to perform a very childish version of “Hello.” She joins an eclectic mix of musicians to enter the room and perform their hits, including the very memorable Mariah Carey Christmas experience and a pre-lawsuit Robin Thicke doing a kid-friendly “Blurred Lines.”
This time it’s a little odd because “Hello” doesn’t really lend itself to the kid instruments the way those other songs have in the past. But it’s Adele and she’s very popular right now, meaning she’s going to get the spot. And let’s not forget that NBC special is in a few weeks, so she’s got to be led out to the masses.
What else is there to say? It’s almost like the only honest thing to say is, “here it is, watch and see what you think.” Not so much a complaint as it is stating the obvious. Jimmy and the crew on The Tonight Show know what works and the formula is hard to argue with. And you certainly can’t argue with Adele. Anybody who can achieve album sales like she has in 2015 is pretty amazing.
(Via The Tonight Show)