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Oprah doesn’t let not knowing the words stop her from singing her heart out to Adele

Patrick Kelleher November 15, 2021
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Oprah trying to sing along to Adele's "Hello"

Oprah trying to sing along to Adele's "Hello". (Twitter)

Twitter has gone into full-blown meltdown after Oprah shared a highly relatable video of herself trying and failing to sing along to Adele’s “Hello”.

The talkshow legend shared the clip on Twitter shortly after her special One Night Only conversation with Adele aired on CBS. The programme saw the pair sit down for a candid discussion about Adele’s divorce, parenthood, weight loss and various other topics.

Adele also debuted some new tracks from her upcoming album 30 – and she delivered a rousing rendition of her 2015 hit “Hello” for good measure.

We all love singing along to Adele, even when we don’t know the words, and apparently Oprah is no exception. In a video posted to her official Twitter account, the talkshow host can be seen trying to sing along to the track – but her efforts quickly stumble.

To make matters worse, Lizzo can be seen in the background of the video belting every word to “Hello” – because of course she knows the entire thing off by heart.

Twitter declared Oprah a ‘national treasure’ after she failed to sing along to Adele’s ‘Hello’

Oprah, meanwhile, looks a little unsure of herself. She uses every trick in the book to make it look like she knows “Hello” a little better than she really does – but the “slowly moving your mouth in the hope that it’ll look like you’re actually singing” technique ultimately falls flat.

Naturally, Twitter quickly leapt on the clip, with many firmly telling Oprah that she hadn’t gotten away with it – but the reaction was all in good humour. Most people were quick to empathise with Oprah, with many saying they’ve had similar experiences.

To make things even better, this isn’t even the first time Oprah has tried and failed to sing along to a popular song. In 2019, she sent fans into a frenzy when she showed that she didn’t know the lyrics to Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” during a cover shoot for magazine.

Because this is Oprah we’re talking about, Carey herself said it was fine by her if the talkshow legend wanted to rewrite the words to her classic song.

“Honey, if Oprah wants to rewrite my lyrics it’s ‘fine with me!’ (Said like Miss Sofia from the Color Purple),” Carey tweeted in responses to the social media uproar at the time.

Related topics: adele, Oprah

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