It’s been said that VH1 Unplugged is a contradiction in music, going from big audiences to a small and plugged to unplugged. So it makes sense that Starburst, whose tagline is “it’s a juicy contradiction,” was excited to present “The Contradictions Track,” where artists perform a different kind of song for the audience, one that’s not their own. Before Adele taped VH1 Unplugged, we asked what cover you’d most like to hear her tackle. Among the responses were Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Patsy Cline and Ozzy Osbourne. But Adele sang Aretha Franklin, probably a more daunting act to cover than any of the suggestions. Even though Adele has a world-class voice and specializes in a vintage soul/R&B sound, we wondered how you’d react to a 22-year-old Brit covering one of America’s all-time greatest singers. After the jump, some of the responses from our live viewing party.
cwyliemills via twitter: @officialadele this is fantastic. i love her. she is so beautiful and talented!
Jessica: she sounds so beautiful
Dana: what an incredible voice
KimberleeVDW via twitter: Adele’s personality is so cute and so is her accent
UnplgdSUPERFAN via twitter: she rocks this song!
Taylor: shes so cute <3
Chris: Incredible cover track
Ebonie: This cover is great
Tim: perfect cover for her!!
VH1Top20 via twitter: Never thought anyone could pull off Aretha like this!
Jen: What an incredible version of this song
Eddie: You always walk away remembering the cover song – she nailed it!
lovelykayla15 via twitter: WHOOOO!!!!
UnplgdSUPERFAN via twitter: if anyone can pull offf Aretha
Cleopatra3456 via twitter: Thanks @VH1 Adele is the best!
Jeremy: Adele x Aretha = Great music
Ashley: I love British people! She’s soo talented!
iAMBsomebody via twitter: I Iove Adele’s voice!