Dancing With The Stars 2011: Has US success cost Adele her voice?
Has American success cost Adele her voice… or is it just the cigarettes Singer can”t hit high notes on Dancing With The Stars
11:31 AM on 11th May 2011
She”s currently No.1 in the American charts with her new album 21 having managed the impressive feat of cracking the U.S. market.
But last night British singer Adele was forced to cancel one of her planned performances on Dancing With The Stars because, as she put it, her voice was “knackered”.
The 23-year-old star, who was pictured out in Beverly Hills the night before, did sing her track Rolling In The Deep.
Losing her voice: Adele performed on Dancing With The Stars last night, but was forced to cancel a second planned song because she couldn”t hit the high notes
Under the weather: She explained to host Tom Bergeron that she needed to save her voice and that Delta Goodrem would sing the cover of Natural Woman instead
Adele in Beverly Hills on Monday night with a packet of cigarettes in hand
But fellow guest Delta Goodrem was drafted in at the last minute to perform a cover of the Carole King hit Natural Woman instead.
No doubt Adele”s smoking habit would not have helped matters.
The London-born star explained to host Tom Bergeron that she was struggling to hit the high notes on the song, so would only be performing one track.
She said: “I was going to be covering Natural Woman but my voice is going a bit, its knackered and I need to save it.
“Delta Goodrem has stepped in with an hours notice, so thanks very much. I am gutted,” she added, amusing Bergeron with her very British vocabulary.
Deltathen sang the legendary song with just an hour of rehearsal, after earlier singing a duet of the song I”m Not Ready with former DWTS contestant Michael Bolton.
Last night”s results show saw actor Romeo, 22, given the boot.
Riding high: The British singer is currently No.1 in the American charts with her album 21
Date for the night: Adele was joined by RnB star Tinie Tempah as they headed to sushi restaurant Katsuya on Monday in Beverly Hills
Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio managed to survive another week, though, despite limping through Monday”s performances due to a leg injury.
He will now join NFL star Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson as well as actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Rounding out the final four of the hit dancing competition are the team of Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas.
To the rescue: Fellow performer Delta covered the Carole King track instead
True professional: The Australian singer only had an hour to rehearse after being drafted in at the last minute
Friends: Delta Goodrem posted up this picture of herself and Adele on her Twitter backstage after their performance