Adele Enters Adele Impersonation Contest [VIDEO]

This is SO great. Vulture recaps:

Adele’s sense of humor may not always translate in her songs, but trust us, it’s there even when she’s not drunk-tweeting. During a BBC special that aired in the U.K. on Friday night, Adele appeared in a sketch for Graham Norton — or at least they say that’s Adele. Meet Jenny: an Adele impersonator who, underneath all those bizarre-looking prosthetics, is in fact the real deal. She’s so good at pretending to be herself, she even fools all the other fake Adeles who show up to an audition with her.


(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Well, nobody can fault Adele’s PR team, that’s for sure.

    • shawnthesheep

      Certainly the most cynical reaction you could have. Bully for you.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        You’re welcome!

  • Steven B

    I was at the Oprah show once when Dolly Parton was the guest and she told a story about entering a Dolly Parton impersonator contest in SF and she LOST the competition!

    • DaddyRay

      I remember that – I couldn’t stop laughing

    • DaddyRay

      really cool that you were at that show – always wanted to go to an Oprah taping

      • Steven B

        I live just north of Chicago so I had several opportunities including Whoopie Goldberg and the cast of Color Purple, Martha Stewart, Bob Green and I can’t recall who else. I also saw Rosie ODonnel’s show when she was there for that short run.

        • DaddyRay

          Northwest burbs myself – enjoying our first snow?

          • Steven B

            NO! I’m way up in Lake County and it’s snowing like crazy here. I have to shovel this shit in the morning.

          • Cherry

            Small world, I am in Lake County as well. I don’t mind snow for the most part but it’s a little too early. Sometime after Thanksgiving would have been good.

          • Steven B

            It’s a small JMG World.

          • Steven B

            And the hits just keep on happening. It’s still coming down. Here’s my husband clearing off the back porch with your new collie puppy Emoji who thinks he’s helping daddy but who is just getting in the way. LOL
            You can see how much snow has piled up on the table and bench.

          • DaddyRay

            Awww you ruined it – you aren’t supposed to ever leave the house again until it melts

          • Steven B

            Blame the hubby for that. LOL But it’s still coming down so it’ll fill in again. Here’s to hoping it all melts out by Turkey Day.

          • CanuckDon

            Wow…hopefully it’s going northeastward and not heading to the snow belt of southwestern Ontario!

          • 2karmanot

            Makes me miss Vermont!

          • DaddyRay

            We almost have enough for a JMG meet up

          • DaddyRay

            Way too early for me

          • Steven B

            Same here.

            And for the occasion we made some homemade chili and a fresh loaf of bread is coming out of the oven. We have Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life on TV so if anyone wants to come over for lunch or dinner, you’re more than welcome.

          • fuzzybits

            We have a driveway that turns into a sheet of ice in the winter.

          • Steven B

            We came home from watching Hunger Games and were surprised to find this.

          • DaddyRay

            Pretty until you have to go out in it
            I love the way it clings to the tree branches

          • DaddyRay

            wow just saw the picture, you have a heck of a lot more snow up by you. I can’t imagine how buried you are going to be by tomorrow afternoon when this ends.

          • Steven B

            Luckily we have a decent snow blower. But we plan on moving to Palm Springs in the Spring and I can’t wait to say good bye to all this shit. As you know, it’s pretty the first time but by January I’m ready to open a vein.

          • DaddyRay

            I hear you, fall never lasts long enough for me. As soon as the leaves are off the trees it gets a bit depressing.

            Love Palm Springs – it has been a while.
            Enjoy

          • fuzzybits

            And January usually drags on forever.

          • Steven B

            We ended up with 16″ of snow. Twice as much as was being predicted yesterday.

          • DaddyRay

            That doesn’t happen often, usually they over estimate

          • Jeffrey

            beautiful

          • james_from_cambridge

            Beautiful! I don’t think it’ll ever snow here in Massachusetts ever again…it’s been ridiculously warm since…well, since last May. It’s ususally freezing by the beginning of October but it won’t go below 60 degrees. We’re probably gonna have Thanksgiving and Christmas with it feeling like Spring. Ridiculous! Anyway, enjoy the snow!

            Can’t wait to to see the Hunger Games later today!

          • fuow

            You know, after last winter, I wouldn’t be provoking the snow gods like that if I were you.
            Never snow again in Massachusetts.
            We’ve had snow since late August on the higher parts of the ranch, only got the real stuff here at home a few weeks into October, didn’t hang around. Hope this one does.

          • Bj Lincoln

            The wife and a couple of friends got tickets to an advanced double feature of Mockingjay 1 and 2. You are going to love it!

          • Steven B

            You are right. We did love it.

          • Gigi

            You live in Florida?

        • delk

          hah! I live a couple blocks from Harpo (it’s about to be torn down). I’m on the ‘sight seeing bus tour’. Whitney Young HS (where Michelle Obama graduated) United Center (the house that Michael Jordan built) and Harpo. The bus rolls by everyday when I walk my dog. 🙂

          • Joe in PA

            I think it might be your dog they are coming to see. 🙂 What a cutie! (and I’m sure you are too) 😉

          • Steven B

            Why…. Thank you!

    • David Walker

      When asked about impressionists of her, she usually acts a tad pouty and says she doesn’t like them because they have better hair and dresses than she ha. And she loves to sing with them. I do love Dolly.

      • delk

        We’re going to Dollywood next month!

        • Bj Lincoln

          That sounds like fun!

          • MichaelJ

            It is fun! Although it also is very commercial — too many gift shops, at least when I was there 20 years ago. Be sure to go to the little “museum” of artifacts from Dolly’s childhood.

        • David Walker

          Jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous

          • delk

            We went 4 years ago during the holidays. It is sooooo over the top decorated!

      • Bj Lincoln

        I feel in love with her back when she was a guest on Hee Haw. Remember when Johnny Carson asked if her tits were real? She just smiled real big, waited for the crowd to quiet down and said “Yes they are, but if they weren’t she would go buy her a pair.”

        • Steven B

          I fell in love with her back when she was a guest on the Captain Kangaroo show.

    • TuuxKabin

      well, San Francisco!

    • Gene

      I love Adele and I Adore Dolly. I heard a woman ask her once “how long does it do to do your hair like that?” “how the hell I should I know?” she answered with a big friendly grin “I aint there when it happens”

    • Gigi

      Cher was at a gay couples’ wedding once and a guest asked her for her card. She thought Cher was a Cher impersonator. She said, “You do Cher better than Cher.”

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  • DaddyRay

    Someone just has to uncover Adele’s drunk tweets – Anonymous where are you when we need you!!!

  • jawnbc

    If you have access to the BBC iPlayer, Adele at the BBC is worth an hour of your time. A great reminder of why she is a once in a generation artist. And so, so real.

    • ChrisMorley

      Hola Unblocker will convince the BBC site that you are actually in the UK and so lets you view i-Player.

  • Max_1

    They’re ALL winners!!!

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  • John Boily

    She’s one class act all the way. She really made their day. Good sport!

  • Aman InAmsterdam

    Saw the whole show last night. It was fun and very good. I am aware that TV shows are often scripted and rehearsed, but she still comes across as authentic and as someone who would love to go to the pub with her mates on a Friday night to get pissed and have fun. And then there’s that voice; she’s a brilliant live singer

  • JCF

    Was surprised Drag Adele didn’t have better hair and make-up [Now Sashay Away…]

    • Joe in PA

      she looked more like Drag Cher. /s

  • I love her. Partly because she is just a woman based on talent, not looks or marketing, but partly because as someone else mentioned on here, she is the type of woman I think who still goes out with her friends to grab a beer and laugh about the bad sex she had. She just seems like an authentic person with a beautiful voice, no gimmick.

    Aso, she looks FABULOUS. I always thought she was beautiful, but I must say I think she is at a lovely weight for her figure and her face is gorgeous.

    Good for her on all her success!

  • Dulce et Banana

    “They guyve me gluvs to cover me ta-oos”

    I could listen to her read a shopping list. She’s just delightful and not a trace of diva.

  • Buford

    Great… reminds me of Jewel’s undercover karaoke of her own song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmv1VhrtYRo

  • Blobby

    she is way too funny. not that her music is bad, but I like her personality more than her voice.

    • fuow

      While I like her voice, I understand you. It’s the way I feel about Sam Smith.

    • fuzzybits

      She’s cool and everything but give me Sharon Jones.

  • Gigi

    I love her laugh. She’s got a great sense of humour.

  • fuow

    The astonishing thing is how many of the impersonators twigged at the first bar. They really, really know her.
    A couple of the impersonators sounded pretty good, too.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I like that it was not a bitch fest back stage. Everyone was so supportive of the others. They all had talent, some more than others. I like Adele’s music but not a fan of watching her. I don’t know much about her but she seems to have a good humor.

    • TuuxKabin

      I had troubled understanding the accents. Sub-titles would help, but it didn’t take away from the enjoyment of everyone having such a good time. This and the cat duet on the ear worm post have started my day with a smile. Thanks Joe!

  • hiker_sf

    Apparently, I’m the only gay man in the universe who thinks that Adele is just ‘okay.’

    Her range seems limited and her interpretations aren’t anything new. I don’t understand her fandom.

  • Rick van Sant

    If you guys (and gals) love this one, then google “adele ushi” from a Dutch TV show a few years ago. It’s so funny…

    • TuuxKabin

      You call that funny? I call it hysterical. She is such a natural. Love her accent, refreshing from a posh English accent, her manner and of course her talent. Thanks for turning us guys and gals on to Ushi and Dushi. I have a new past time. Do carry on.

  • MDixon34

    Gobsmacked. That word needs to be used more.

  • This was absolutely amazing. Brought a tear to my eye after a week of absolutely horrendous news.

  • Genryu

    Wonderful! 🙂

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  • Lumpy Gaga

    LOL missing the intro.