Singer posed as 'Jenny' and competed against fellow Adele lookalikes
Adele pulled a prank on a group of her own impersonators as part of a comedy sketch.
The clip, which can be seen below, was filmed as part of a BBC music special which aired on TV last night (November 20) and was hosted by Graham Norton. In the scene Adele dons a fake nose and covers up the tattoos on her hands to play “Jenny”, a fellow Adele impersonator.
She then lines up alongside the rest of the lookalikes in a sing-off, chatting to them behind the scenes. “I can’t wait for 25!” one of women says as the real Adele replies, “She’s taking her time.” “I’d like to see you say that to her face,” another one adds, unaware of who she is talking to.
Only when she begins to sing in trademark Adele style do the rest of the women catch on and realise they are in the presence of their idol. Watch the clip below:
The singer’s long awaited third album came out yesterday (November 20). It features the single ‘Sorry’ as well as ‘When We Were Young’. Much like previous album ’21’, ’25’ is not available on any streaming services.
In the message posted online, Adele said she was “grateful to be able to even put another record out” and added the promoting the album around the world in recent weeks has “literally taken my breath away.” See the full message below:
“This feels like such a long time coming, my new album is finally out. I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be able to even put another record out, and put it out how I want. The last month has been a whirlwind, it’s literally taken my breath away. I hope you enjoy the record as much as I enjoyed making it for you.”
Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear that withholding the album from streaming sites such as Apple Music and Spotify has harmed Adele’s sales power. Music Week reports that ’25’ is currently Number One iTunes in 106 countries. iTunes has 119 stores globally. NME contacted Apple to verify these figures but has not yet received a reply.
A spokesperson for Spotify added: “We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy ’25’ on Spotify alongside ’19’ and ’21’ very soon.”
The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:
‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’