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The "Rolling in the Deep" singer will no longer be performing at the 2022 BRIT Awards at London’s O2 Arena, leaving event organizers "scrambling to make alternative arrangements" for the highly anticipated February 8 show.
"Adele was confirmed to perform on the night, but has now pulled out — which has been a massive blow for the organizers," a source dished to The Sun. "They are talking to her team to see if she can appear by videolink. It’s a massive headache but they want her involved in any way she will agree."
The source also explained that the event would need to find someone to accept her awards on her behalf, assuming she takes home any big wins.
"Names already mentioned include Sam Smith, and even Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa — who are both up against Adele for awards — but they are all looking unlikely," the source continued. "They have also made an approach to Stormzy, in the hope that they can persuade him."
This would have been Adele's first BRITS performance in five years, and rumors are swirling that the unexpected cancellation is directly connected to "Weekends with Adele" being rescheduled.
"It seems there were concerns of another backlash if she’d performed on the Brits so soon after calling off her Vegas shows last-minute," the source told the outlet. "That decision has understandably caused a great deal of disappointment and, in the wake of that, Adele and her team decided to call off her Brits performance."
As OK! previously reported, insiders claimed the "Easy on Me" artist constantly butt heads with her Vegas residency set designer Esmeralda "Es" Devlin and asked for "endless changes" to the show prior to its sudden cancellation.
"In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Es," a source spilled. "She was already nervous and the falling-out sent her spiraling into a panic because she was desperate that everything should be perfect."