The singer played herself as one of the contestants of 'The Bachelor' aiming to win the heart of Ben K., played by Beck Bennett.
Adele hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend and starred in a hilarious parody of The Bachelor, a dating competition on ABC. Adele wasn't the musical guest on SNL aired on October 24, 2020, but she did perform several of her classics as part of the parody in which she starred as herself. Adele, who was in the news recently, for losing weight poked fun at herself during the opening monologue. "I know I look really, really different since you last saw me. But actually, because of all the Coronavirus restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me. And this is the half that I chose," said Adele.
The parody showed the 32-year-old trying to win over bachelor Ben K., played by Beck Bennett along with several other women. "Hi I'm Adele Adkins, I'm 32. You may know me as the singer Adele. I'm here because I've had a lot of heartbreak in my life. First at 19, and then sort of famously at 21. And then even more famously at 25," said the singer, referencing her albums, reported PEOPLE. "But I have a really good feeling about Ben K. It's only night one but I could already tell he's the love of my life."
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Adele is hilarious as she plays needy, intense, and creepy in the parody. Adele constantly interjects the parody by singing intense lyrics from her albums which are a riot when set against a light dating show. After Bachelor Ben K. hands a rose to fellow contestant Hannah C., played by Heidi Gardner during the rose portion, Adele is upset and launches into her iconic single "Someone Like You." I heard that you're settled down/ That you found a girl and you're married now/ I heard that your dreams came true, she sings before Bennett's character interrupts her to remind her that he's not marrying Hannah C. on the first night of the dating competition. "Yes girl, there's like 40 episodes left so pace yourself emotionally because we've been here 10 minutes and you've already sung that a few times," Gardner's Hannah C tells Adele.
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Bachelor Ben K. tells the audience he's attracted to Hannah C. and has very little in common with Adele but the pop star makes it sound like they are in a relationship, especially with her songs. On her one-on-one time with Ben K., Adele starts belting out her 2015 song "When We Were Young" instead of talking. You still look like a movie/ You still sound like a song/ My God, this reminds me/ Of when we were young, sang Adele, as Ben K interrupts her, "We just met today."
The other contestants are also annoyed by Adele's constant singing. "I absolutely love being on The Bachelor but it has been sort of hard to get alone time with Ben with so many other girls in the house, including Adele. Especially Adele. The problem is Adele," said Chloe Fineman's Hannah B., and right on cue, they show Adele interrupting her alone time with Ben. As Ben asks Hannah B. to tell him about herself, Adele breaks into a performance of her 2015 hit "Hello." A frustrated Hannah B. yells at Adele, "It's not been years since you've known Ben! You've been singing to him all night." Hannah B. then storms off.
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Adele then tells the audience that she may have been coming on a bit too strong and is going to play it chill and cool. In the very next scene, Adele loses it when one of the other contestants asks her if she can steal him for a sec. She crushes a wine glass she's holding and breaks into a performance of her 2011 classic "Rolling in the Deep." There's a fire starting in my heart/ Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark/ Finally I can see you crystal clear/ Go 'head and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare, sings Adele as she stares down the contestant, filled with rage and spite. After she starts singing her fourth song, Ben K. says it might just be best for Adele to leave the house. "I will go quietly, there will be no more drama from me," said Adele before returning dramatically for an encore performance of "Someone Like You," before joking, "Thank you, everyone, catch me next week on Love Island."