The “Easy on Me” singer took the stage at the iconic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles after a six-year musical hiatus, performing a 10-song setlist that included a mix of old favorites like “Hello” and “Rolling in the Deep,” as well as some new tracks from her upcoming album, 30.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest musical highlights from the long-awaited special.
Adele Opens With Her Megahit
Adele kicked the outdoor concert event off with a performance of “Hello,” that proved, off the bat, that she’s every bit the powerhouse she’s always been, if not more so.
Adele — as glamorous as ever in a fitted black mermaid gown and her signature bun, as well as sparkly gold galaxy earrings — belted her gorgeous hits, and soon-to-be-hits — in a special that also intertwined her sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.
She Shares Some Love for Her Little Boy
During the concert, Adele revealed that it was the first time her 9-year-old son, Angelo, had seen her in concert, and could barely contain her love.
“This is the first time that my son has ever seen me perform,” Adele said, fighting back tears. “It’s the absolute honor of my life, baby, to have you here tonight. And you look so beautiful, and so handsome and smart.”
Playing the New Stuff and Classics
Adele delivered the debut performance of her new singles “Easy On Me” and “I Drink Wine,” and both proved to be big hits with the audience. Although her rendition of her iconic “Skyfall” tune was an undeniable highlight. Truly, the concert was a non-stop cavalcade of “best moments.”
In one of the most visually stunning moments of the night, Adele stepped up to the mic as the familiar notes to her 2010 hit, “Rolling in the Deep,” began.
Without missing a beat, she flawlessly sings the classic (with a twist of course) to perfection against the backdrop of the observatory and ocean waves simulated against the walls.
Adele Makes a Special Moment Epic
Another delightful emotional surprise came when Adele helped one man pop the question in a spectacular proposal surprise that really raises the bar when it comes to surprise proposals.
The blindfolded girlfriend had no idea what was happening, or what her boyfriend had planned. She hardly seemed to even believe it after taking off her blindfold. Then, when the lights came on to reveal Adele and the star-studded crowd, she was truly beyond speechless.
The primetime special also featured a sit-down interview straight from Oprah‘s rose garden, in the GRAMMY-award-winning musician’s first televised conversation about her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after her divorce from Simon Konecki, weight loss and raising her son, Angelo.
Needless to say, fans had a lot of feelings about the concert, and shared their praise on social media while watching the show.
Adele One Night Only aired Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on CBS, and is available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. 30 drops Friday, Nov. 19.