Adele Covers Cheryl Cole’s ‘Promise This’

Published: Thursday 27th Jan 2011 by Sam

Soulful songstress Adele has much cause for celebration this week; after her hotly anticipated sophomore set ’21’ hit #1 in a whopping 16 countries. Not one for complacence, though, the British Grammy winner stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge today for a spine-tingling live set, which included a cover of Cheryl Cole‘s smash ‘Promise This’.

Take a listen after the jump…

The jokes clearly write themselves here. Cheryl’s original couldn’t hold a candle to this. Something I suspect Adele and her team cheekily knew and played on from the outset. In any case, stunning performance!

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  1. Joseph McCoy January 27, 2011

    She’s incredible! This is great!

    However, I wouldn’t mind SONG POSTINGS on Adele but personally she’s BORING.

  2. Stoney-Brie January 27, 2011

    this is sad..

  3. sierra January 28, 2011

    her voice is so empowering. she’s like a modern day Mama Cass.

  4. Siul1 January 28, 2011

    Definitely YES!!
    Adele is one of the most talented artists in the music scene!
    Her new album is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

  5. ChEeRfUl CyNiC XD January 28, 2011

    killed it

  6. Taylor swifts number 1 fan January 28, 2011

    She’s a great singer, deserving of the success shes now getting.

  7. ICON January 28, 2011

    Amazing voice. I can’t wait to get her album.

  8. Ciara Stan 21 January 28, 2011

    Now that was real talent! Beautiful!

  9. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ January 28, 2011

    Adele>>>>>>>>>>>Cheryl Cole IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE!


    Adele shits on MOST of this industry the same way!

    The end.

  10. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue January 28, 2011

    #1 in sixteen countries! I’m so proud of her! I guess talent does win out in the end for some people. I hope this becomes a recurring thing, TALENTED people making QUALITY music actually achieving commercial success.

    And I listened to 21, and while I’ve yet to truly absorb the album, I don’t think it’s premature to say that it is BRILLIANT. Best album of the year so far.

  11. Deveal2010 January 28, 2011

    I love it & I love Adele she can blow !! Back!

  12. DION-ISH January 28, 2011

    Adele is FUKIN Amazing. Her Voice is unbelievable. She be singing with everything in her!!

    Her album is really good, and her music is truly some of the best ive heard in recent years!

    FYI — She Loves Rihanna, Shes RihannaNavy so another reason to Back this B**** with everything in me! lol

  13. Bubbles January 28, 2011

    Yesss Adele!! Ugh her voice is just exquisite. Her new album by the way is perfect.

  14. Megan January 28, 2011

    okay so yeh adele sings it well, but cheryl cole is 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 times hotter so therefore cheryl’s version is better 🙂

  15. youcansaywhateveryoulike January 28, 2011

    siiigh….oh why did they have to mention that chick??was it necessary?jus askin…and Adele is f***in AHHMAZZIN!!!!!

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  17. Taylor swifts number 1 fan January 28, 2011

    If she hadnt sang a cheryl cole song… adele wouldnt get a mention on here. Adele is a better singer then cheryl cole obviously, if cheryl didnt have the looks she does, no one would be intrested in her singing voice at all. Shows, just how far looks will get you in the music industry, shes a great example of this.
    Adele all the way!

  18. TweetMe January 28, 2011

    #sosad wen anotha can sing ur own song better than u can loving this version *16 countries is a matter of days* F*** Cheryl Tweedy 😉 #ThatIsAll

  19. Anne January 28, 2011

    That was beautiful. I LOVE Adele’s voice. She’s a very talented vocalist. Her last album was great; can’t wait to hear the new one.

  20. CHECKMATE January 28, 2011

    Adele can sing in comparison to Cheryl “Lip Syncing Chezza” Cole. Problem is she’s a BORING bland singer. She would be perfect if this was the 90’s. The folksy ballad pop singer is a dozen years from where her era is supposed to be. Sigh, yaaawn.

  21. tilis January 28, 2011

    Love it. Her album, 21 is great! She writes all of her songs which are incredible like her voice.

  22. Legendtina January 28, 2011

    how can you praise britney spears and rihanna and then pput down cheryl cole. lmfaooo they all got the same vocal range

  23. antertain January 28, 2011

    Well credit to Cheryl & her team for having a song that this super artist in Adele would want to cover.

    GREAT cover btw.
    She’s always brings that rich tone and passion

  24. antertain January 28, 2011

    Salute the backing/assisting vocalists as well.
    Harmonies YESS!!!

  25. WonderLand19 January 28, 2011

    Yes the harmonies were Stunning.
    Please post more of adele. Real talent must outshine average singers. This is only happen with the help of blogs and the public. If you like Real talent, buy it. don’t just morn about it. In this day and age, numbers say alot. Which is a good/bad thing.

  26. KD January 28, 2011


    I completely agree, TGJ needs to start promoting real music instead of giving so much coverage to artists like Rihanna (who they claim to hate).

  27. shannon January 28, 2011

    cheryl coles version is much better personally this version is slow and BORING!!!

  28. shannon January 28, 2011

    cheryl cole is much prettier aswell 🙂

  29. Ayo January 28, 2011

    Actually Sam, Adele said she wanted to do the song because she is a huge fan of Cheryl’s and that she really loves her, and even though Adele is cleary a better singer than Cheryl the original version is much better. Sam you would be respected alot more as a serious blogger if you tried to show reasonable and contructive criticism as oppose to just throwing shade all the time. It makes you look bitter and unprofessional.

  30. BAA January 28, 2011

    @Dion ish Adele >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rihannaa Im so glad that someone that is talented is doing so good and i luv her powerful diva filled voice. I hope this trend continues too for all the people who have talent that can sing and dance their ass off. @Lengendina LMAO preach they are all the same

  31. Elle January 29, 2011

    Adele is CLEARLY a better singer than Chezza (who can’t sing at all!) why do people have to mention Adeles appearance? whats that got to do with her being an amazing artist or not. You have to remember that before Chezza made it … she had a lot of work done on herself to help her career (hair extensions, dental correction/ whitening, falsh lashes etc…unfortunately no singing lessons!).
    I personally think that Adele is a beautiful, deep, soulful girl! so for all you haters lay off her! 21 is an amazing album!

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