Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Adele asked for a do-over while performing a new arrangement of George Michael's "Fastlove" as a tribute to the late British singer at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Adele began singing the song with images of Michael showing on a screen behind her. But a few moments into the act, she stopped.
"I know it's live TV. I'm sorry," she said before her next words were bleeped out by the CBS censors. "I can't do it again like last year. I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I'm sorry. I can't mess this up for him."
The audience cheered for her and she started over. The crowd gave her a standing ovation when she finished.
Adele opened the Grammys gala with a powerhouse performance of her own ballad "Hello," then went on to win the awards for Best Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.