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Grammy rehearsals: Can Adele conquer her nerves?

Adele_musicares Who was the most nervous performer at the Grammy rehearsals this week? It was probably Adele, the 20-year-old British singer whose  "Chasing Pavements" has her up for record of the year and best new artist.

She looked a bit wide-eyed during her stage time earlier this week, and after one run-through of her hit she let out a long sigh. "I messed that one up," she said, although instead of "messed" she used a more pungent word that begins with an F.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland went out of her way to provide some supportive, smiley small talk with Adele between takes. The young singer soldiered through. Afterward, though, she zipped out of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where the Grammys will be held Sunday night, and declined interviews.

"She's just too nervous," explained someone with the production team.

It's going to be worse Sunday night: Instead of empty seats, she'll be singing to U2, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder and Kanye West....

-- Geoff Boucher

Related: British chanteuse Adele's voice belies her age

Related: Grammy countdown: An inside look at rehearsals

Photo: Adele performs at the Musicares tribute to Neil Diamond in Los Angeles on Friday night. Credit: Associated Press

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"instead of "messed" she used a more pungent word that begins with an F."

You Americans are soooo prude!!!!! Why can't you just say the word?(I can't either because otherwise my comment wouldn't be published) And why don't you show naked people on television?

Little childs also see their mothers taking a shower, so why should the be so bad influenced seeing a naked woman on TV?

Man, I'm so proud being an European and a German....I saw naked people on TV when I was 7 and it wasn't a strange thing for me...and also not bad for my developping..

but well......

It's because Americans prefer their television shows full of murder and violence. They'd rather see someone's head blown off, than hear some say the nasty f-word.

Wishing Adele all the success she deserves.

You can do it, Adele! The U.S. loves you! <3


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