Hearts and Keys wrote:
Here are a few of my favourite Adele live performances from TV and Radio, with some personal comments.
Most have already been posted here, possibly all, although I don't remember having seen this particular performance of MMHTS before.
Daydreamer (Later with Jools Holland)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q_z2WkSKTc
First TV appearance. Great song - tick, Incredible voice - tick, Charm - tick, Charisma - tick. All there from the beginning.
Melt My Heart To Stone (Last Call with Carson Daly)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkvX1t3VQfQ
Stunning and effortless, even by Adele's standards.
Hometown Glory (Late Show with David Letterman)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NiGsZUvuA
Fluid, jazzy, 'in the moment'...no, it's no use, just can't articulate properly why I love this performance so much.
Need Your Love So Bad (BBC Radio 6 Music - 'Live')http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq5zvsfoVW8
Promise This (BBC Radio 1 - 'Live Lounge'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5hqVQ9DBA
Sensational. Adele the alchemist transmutes base metal into solid gold. In the third phase of this song, when she sings the loud 'Ye-ea-eah', I grin every time. It's Pavlovian. Try not to, just can't help it.
Set Fire To The Rain (The Graham Norton Show)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2j279pZxTY
Jaw-dropping. Literally in my case. This was the fourth or fifth Adele video I saw on Youtube after discovering her via a link from a Joan Armatrading performance on Jools Holland. When it finished I became aware that my mouth was hanging wide open. Gratifyingly, after a mere 30 or 40 plays, my jaw now only drops about a centimetre.
Someone Like You (Itunes Festival)http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv ... 8xLO3J71D0
No words. Well up every time.