Today, Adele appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where, after performing “All I Ask,” she somewhat expectedly discussed her Grammys performance of the same song (in which a mess-up with the mic made it sound somewhat out of tune) and then somewhat less expectedly pranked a Jamba Juice.
First, to the pressing issue of addressing the Grammys. Adele was a good sport about it on Ellen, but through her self-deprecating humor made it clear that the whole thing had embarrassed her. She said:
Sound check was great… went really well. But during the changeover, the microphones fell onto the piano strings, which is what the guitar noise was — some people thought it was Bieber rehearsing, but wasn’t him… I woke up to people in England being like, “We still love you, don’t worry,” and I was like, “I didn’t ask if you still love me, but thanks!”… I cried pretty much all day yesterday. I was embarrassed. In fairness, I would have cried if it went really well as well. I always cry. But I kept spontaneously bursting into tears yesterday… It wasn’t too bad, I treated myself to a burger and a beer.
Now, to the less pressing, but very amusing issue of Jamba Juice. Following the typical structure of an Ellen prank, Ellen hooks Adele up to a headset into which the host dictates exactly what Adele should say — she sends her to a Jamba Juice inside a Crabtree and Evelyn, and tells her to ask, simply, for a Jamba Juice. She also has Adele ask the employees to describe Jamba Juice, and has her assert that they have the same thing in England — but that it’s called Swishy Chug. Obviously, Adele has to repeat “Swishy Chug” many times for total comprehension/ridiculousness. She then proceeds to withdraw scissors and cut her own wheatgrass and begin to chew on it, saying through mouthfuls of the stuff, “I feel like a deer in a forest.” Controversial opinion, but I’d say it definitely outdoes the Adele-as-Adele-impersonator prank. Watch: