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The World Almost Came to An End with a Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna Grammy Performance

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Yet another Grammy-related disappointment. 

Turns out the George Michael tribute at the Grammys could've been a diva collaboration for the ages, but as was evident throughout the night, some dreams just aren't meant to happen.

That dream, in particular, belonged to Michael's longtime manager Michael Lippman. According to Billboard, Lippman's dream involved today's holy trinity of sisters doing it for themselves--Adele, Beyonce, and Rihanna--each performing "a song of different tempo and era ('Freedom' and 'One More Try,' among them) in one giant Michael mash-up."

Imagine, won't you, what that could've looked like. Adele starting and restarting with "Fastlove," Rihanna trying it with "One More Try," and Bey coming in last because she's not playing these games with a mash-up of "Freedom '90" and her own "Freedom," eventually joined by Adele and Rihanna, linking hands like they just built sandcastles and walked away.

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I mean, that's world peace. Right there. But alas, Michael's family was adamant that it only be Adele--at least that's what Adele says. "[The family] didn't want a tribute at first," she told Billboard, "and they came back and were very specific that it be me."

Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich cites Adele's passion and love for George Michael corroborated Adele's story, saying, "The dream was Adele--we had to get it right."

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Glad that worked out for everyone.

Ultimately, Adele turned in a lovely performance and as a British artist delivered some "hometown glory" for Michael. Besides, it was probably best Bey didn't take part--a pregnant lady should just be able to lean back and put her feet up in a casual slay.


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