Imagine the complete and total opposite of a good ol’ fashioned SNL lip-syncing scandal. That’s the power of Adele, everybody!
One enterprising YouTube user has isolated the vocal track from the singer’s recent appearance on the show to promote her newest album, 25 (not that she needs the sales boost). Lesser singers might be wary of a live performance in a notoriously difficult venue being stripped down into an even rawer version of the track; Adele is not a lesser singer. Somehow, her phone call to her ex/Thanksgiving panacea sounds even better when distilled to just her voice.
Listen to the complete, vocals-only performance of “Hello” below: