This is for anyone who still has not seen the special concert ADELE: ONE NIGHT ONLY. Just watch. It is worth every minute to be in the presence of greatness and a legend. 

Adele stands alone in front of Griffith Observatory at sunset. She faces the huge Hollywood sign. The view is intimate breathtaking. Her orchestra, backup singers, and piano player flanks her on either side, yet far enough away to not be anywhere near her light. The audience, filled with famous stars, is small, intimate, arranged in groupings. When the sun finally sets, each distinct area is specially lit. It is enchanting and personal. 

This concert gives each viewer the best seat in the house as Adele performs. She is truly a one-of-a-kind artist. She sings from deep within her heart and soul. Adele shares all that she feels and leaves it on that stage. Her choices include both old, familiar songs and several new ones from her latest album. There just aren’t many who can do what she can do. It is magical, uplifting, funny, sad, and spectacular all at the same time. 

This concert also offered Oprah Winfrey interviewing Adele in between several numbers. This is where you learn about the non-performer Adele. You are able to hear the backstories about her life told as only Adele can. 

My two favorite quotes of the evening:

  • “I am not afraid to fall apart in front of people.”
  • “It’s not my job to validate how people feel about their body.”

Strong, powerful words. 

ADELE: ONE NIGHT ONLY was perfect. It’s a performance anyone could sit back and watch over and over again and still not get enough of this iconic superstar.

It is available to stream on CBS/PARAMOUNT+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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