For two months now, I’ve been casually listening to Adele’s album 19 — it makes excellent background music while writing TV Watches. But it took two powerhouse performances on this week’s Sarah Palin Presents: Saturday Night Live to make me truly appreciate this cheeky (yet quite stage-frighty) pile of cuteness. The striped dress, the cardigan, the Day-Glo nails, the fact that unlike many female pop stars these days, she appeared to have eaten in the last 24 hours — suffice it to say that now I love Adele even more. Check out the video for her second single, “Cold Shoulder,” below.
The 20-year-old Londoner, who has “always been a size 14-16, and been fine with it,” saw 19 go platinum in the UK. After the double appearance on an SNL that received record ratings, I can’t imagine U.S. buyers will give her the cold shoulder. Will you be giving her some love? And can she crack the notoriously unforgiving U.S. radio market?