Grammy Award-winning artist Adele performs a collection of her original songs, including tracks from her new album, “30,” and some classic hits in front of a star-studded audience at the world-famous London Palladium.
Step Into the Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough (8 p.m., ABC) – One week before the Academy Awards, a star-studded cast of singers, dancers and actors — including Oscar-nominated Ariana De Bose pays homage to the most iconic moments of dance on film by reimagining the most legendary cinematic performances through a modern lens. Other guests include: Kevin Bacon, Charli D’Amelio, Jenna Dewan, Harry Shum Jr., Baz Luhrmann, Tate McRae, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, Amber Riley and John Stamos.
Adele on NBC, Sunday Night Dramas on PBS
Adele performs before an audience of London celebrities in a two-hour concert special. The PBS tradition of Sunday night drama continues with new seasons of Call the Midwife and Sanditon, joined by crime drama Before We Die. As a curtain-raiser to next week’s Oscars, Derek and Julianne Hough celebrate movie dance classics in a prime-time special. If you missed it on streaming and in theaters, the Sopranos movie prequel The Many Saints of Newark lands on HBO, where it all started.
An Audience with Adele
Adele sings, the world listens. American audiences now get to experience the superstar’s hometown concert in London, first shown in the U.K. last November, from the stage of the London Palladium. The crowd includes celebrities who pepper Adele with questions about her idols and inspirations, and she’s surprised by a special guest from her childhood. The songlist includes early classics (“Someone Like You” and “Hello”) and newer favorites (“Easy on Me”).
Call the Midwife
Sunday-night drama is back in full force on PBS, led by one of its longest-running British hits: the 11th season of Call the Midwife, which opens on Easter 1967 with the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House joining in the celebration. Casting a pall over the festivities is the discovery of a newborn’s skeleton during a nearby demolition, which hits Trixie (Helen George) particularly hard.
Marvel Movies Unsurprisingly Dominate The Kid’s Choice Award Nominees
Taylor Swift has a whopping four nominations at the most prestigious awards show of the year: Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards, which airs next month. The singer snagged not one but two nominations for album of the year, both for her re-recorded albums Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version). She’s also nominated for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Song for “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).” This is noticeably not the 10-minute version of “All Too Well” but, since there are nearly a dozen versions of this song, the confusion is acceptable.
Along with Swift’s four nominates, Adele also managed to secure Favorite Global Superstar, Favorite Song for “Easy On Me,” Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Album for 30. Also among the nominees is pop breakout star Olivia Rodrigo with three nominations — two for her music, one for her role on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Billie Eilish also has three noms: Favorite Album, Favorite Song, and Favorite Female Artist.
As for TV and movie categories, Marvel shows have also come out on top, with Loki and WandaVision receiving numerous nominations, along with movies Black Widow and Eternals. Favorite movie actress includes Angelina Jolie, Camila Cabello, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Zendaya. For Favorite Movie Actor, the nominees include Tom Holland for his portrayal of Peter Parker, Dwayne Johnson for both Jungle Cruise and Red Notice (was that a kids movie?), John Cena, LeBron James, Ryan Reynolds and Vin Diesel. As always, the Favorite Movie category includes a lot of CGI animals: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom & Jerry: The Movie, and Cinderella.
The awards will be hosted by iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove and Rob Gronkowski, and will probably feature a lot of slime. You can catch The Kid’s Choice Award’s April 9th at 7:30 pm on Nickelodeon.
Adele doesn’t have ‘Gaga’s level of discipline’ to break into Hollywood
Hollywood producers think the idea of Adele leading a Hollywood film ‘is out of bounds’, Adele’s dream to star on the big screen is not supported by Hollywood producers. The Easy on Me singer’s desire to make a Hollywood debut won’t be fulfilled anytime soon as filmmakers reportedly believe she doesn’t have ‘Gaga’s level of discipline’ yet.
The Easy on Me singer’s desire to make a Hollywood debut won’t be fulfilled anytime soon as filmmakers reportedly believe she doesn’t have ‘Gaga’s level of discipline’ yet.
That’s not all, Hollywood execs may even believe that her lack of discipline is behind the cancellation of her Las Vegas Residency.
“She’s got her handlers working overtime searching for top-notch scripts, but they’re coming up short,” an insider revealed to OK! Magazine.
The source continued, “Is this somebody who producers want to bet $40 or $60 million on and build a whole film around? Not likely.”
“The idea of her leading a film, even a musical, is out of bounds for a lot of people,” the insider went on.
“To movie producers, she’s still a soundtrack singer, not the main attraction, and there’s a growing view her window is closing fast,” they added.
“It’s hard to see what Adele’s end game is when nobody in Hollywood seems to trust her just yet.”
Teacher Shares Adorable Video of First Graders Singing Along to Adele
Avideo has gone viral on Tiktok after a teacher shared a trick she tried with her first-grade class on a day they were being a bit “chatty.”
TikToker @aleciavanzyl, whose first name is Alecia, posted the video earlier this month and it has since received over 6 million views.
“I tried something today. It was the last few minutes of school and my Grade 1’s were a bit chatty,” Alecia wrote in text written over footage of her sitting in what looks to be her classroom highlighting a document.
As the video begins voices can be heard in the background seeming to come from the teacher’s students. She then, very subtly begins to sing Adele’s Easy on Me. Before long, little voices are heard joining their teacher singing the British singer’s hit song.
A team of researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that “music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating the event in memory.”
Beyond music showing itself to be a helpful tool in helping the brain, and in turn, students, to pay attention, having music education offered at schools has also proven to be important.
The Save the Music Foundation discovered by conducting a five-year case study in Newark, New Jersey just how important music education can be. The organization provided access to music education to approximately 98 percent of more than 35,000 students in the area.
“[About] 68 [percent] of teachers reported students improved their academic performance, while 94 [percent] of teachers noted improvement in social-emotional skills like ‘grit, perseverance, and teamwork.’ Moreover, 94 [percent] of teachers reported increased academic engagement due to the program,” read an article published by the organization.
Many of the over 11,000 comments written below Alecia’s viral video were touched by the voices joining in with their teacher to sing the ballad. Many, though, noticed the humor in the young children singing a song about such mature topics like divorce.
“Not the babies singing like they’ve been through some things,” one commenter wrote.
“Dying. ‘I am still a child.’ LITERALLY BABIES, literally!” said another noting one of the lyrics in Adele’s song.