What You Didn’t Know About Adele’s X Factor Performance

Adele performing on the X Factor final was one of the most highly-anticipated parts of Sunday night’s show.

The 27-year-old was due to perform alongside Coldplay and One Direction for the star-studded weekend shows. And as expected, she totally wowed.

The British singer glided onto the stage working a gorgeous sparkly black dress boasting mesh sleeves and a full skirt, and rocking her signature smokey eye.

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Adele was seen working a hot new bob on X Factor's results show Adele put on a brilliant performance of Hello, whilst rocking a gorgeous black sequin dress


But of course, everyone’s eyes were on Adele’s hair, because she’s only gone and had it chopped into a chic new bob! LOVE.

In fact, Adele’s new ‘do was pretty much all anyone could talk about during Sunday’s results show, with the singer even outshining winner Louisa Johnson herself in terms of fan reactions. 

‘I’ve seen more tweets about Adele’s hair on The X Factor than the actual winner of the show’, one viewer commented on Twitter. LOL.

There’s no denying Adele’s performance of Hello was brilliant, but it didn’t come without a little controversy…

adele long hair Adele’s hair was previously a little longer, hanging just past her shoulders


Because while it may have looked live, it was actually pre-recorded – a fact that was revealed when pictures taken from the 10,000 strong audience at Wembley Arena were leaked online before her song had even been aired.


Adele was even seen chatting with host Olly Murs, which was also pre-recorded, and during which she revealed how nervous she was to perform in front of the judges.

Adele, nervous?! Who would have thought…

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adele x factor performance talking to olly murs Adele’s performance was actually pre-recorded and not live… Who would have known?

‘I’m really nervous I feel like I’m auditioning for you, you’re really close’, she told Cheryl Fernandez-Versiini, Simon Cowell, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw. ‘I honestly waited half my life for this.’ Aw.

Explaining what advice she would give to the contestants, she said: ‘Just always go with your own instinct. I’ve always gone on what I have thought.’

‘But I couldn’t do that again, I couldn’t look them (judges) in the eye’, she cackled.

Pre-recorded or not, there’s no denying she sounded beautiful. Ahh, Adele…

Adele posing for a cheeky snap with Olly Murs on x factor Adele posing for a cheeky snap with Olly Murs backstage