Last night at the Grammys, Adele took the stage to sing "All I Ask." She was accompanied only by piano because she needs nothing more, and the world braced itself for perfection. Then the world kept bracing and bracing itself, because something sounded icky.

Her mic cut out a bit, there was a weird tinny sound, and could Adele possibly be singing off-key? Even as people cringed, it was hard not to immediately defend Adele from any potential criticism.