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Adele Blocked Beyonce & Rihanna From Performing George Michael Tribute With Her

Welp, that backfired...

Adele's tribute to George Michael had everyone talking during the Grammys. The singer stopped mid-performance and started over again, profusely apologizing for her off-key rendition of "Fastlove." However, Billboard shares that the tribute wasn' always supposed to be a solo endeavor; George Michael's manager wanted Beyonce and Rihanna to be a part of it.

The publication describes that Michael's longtime manager "also had a dream: Grammy host James Corden, whose 'Carpool Karaoke' series was launched with Michael in the passenger seat, Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna; each taking a song of a different tempo and era ('Freedom' and 'One More Try,' among them) in one giant Michael mash-up."

Grammys executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, says that idea was beginning to be executed but then they changed course because it became evident "how passionate Adele was and that she had a vision for what she wanted to do with it."

Given Beyonce's incredible performance and Rihanna's general awesomeness at the show, that original vision would have been pretty cool to see.

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