Adele isn’t just a superb songwriter with a magnificent voice. She also has a knack of cutting through the bland corporate backslapping of prestigious awards ceremonies.
In February 2012, she won an astonishing six Grammy awards. During her emotional acceptance speech for the sixth, she wiped her face and said: ‘Oh my God, I got a bit of snot.’
At the Brit Awards a few weeks later, she flipped her middle finger at the audience after being cut off during her acceptance speech for Best Album. She later explained her gesture was aimed at the industry ‘suits’ in the audience.
Last night, she won a Golden Globe for Skyfall. Accepting the award, she said: ‘Oh my God! Honestly, I came here for a night out with my friend Ida – we’re new mums. Thank you for letting us be a part of your world tonight. We’ve been pissing ourselves laughing all night.’
That’s my girl. Next month, she is up for an Oscar. Assuming she wins, I’ll be intrigued to see what she pulls out of the bag in her acceptance speech.
Read more about my biography of Adele here.