Adele is only 27-years-old, but she already has an Oscar for composing the title song from “Skyfall” as well as a bushel of Grammys – 10 to be exact, including Album of the Year for “21” in 2011. Now she has a chance to get another step closer to EGOT thanks to a new category at the Daytime Emmys.
The television academy added an award for Best Musical Performance in a Talk Show or Morning Program to honor standout musical guests in daytime TV. And since Adele was making the rounds of the daytime talk circuit last fall to promote her latest blockbuster album, “25,” she’s now in a position to check Emmy off her to-do list.
Another musician, Robert Lopez, did the same thing: he picked up Daytime Emmys for Best Music Direction in 2008 and 2010 for “Wonder Pets” before quickly completing his awards grand slam in 2013 with an Oscar for “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”
If Adele wins, all she’ll need is a Tony to complete her collection. Watch her nominated performance below, along with the performances of her rival nominees and then make your prediction as to who will win on May 1.
Adele is nominated for her November 25 appearance on “Today,” when she performed the song “Million Years Ago.” This is the first Emmy nomination for Adele, but even if she doesn’t win she may have another chance this year at the Primetime Emmys for her December concert on NBC, “Adele Live in New York City.”
Adele isn’t the only nominee who’s closing in on EGOT. Veteran Annie Lennox has also won an Oscar (for “Into the West” from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”) and multiple Grammys. She’s nominated for performing “I Put a Spell on You” on the February 10, 2015 episode of “The Talk.”
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are nominated for performing their Grammy-winning chart-topper “Uptown Funk” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on January 13, 2015. The song has already won them the Grammy for Record of the Year, and Mars’s showmanship previously earned him a Primetime Emmy nom for performing in the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO, “CBS This Morning”
Lynne is a music legend and a founding member of the long-running band Electric Light Orchestra. Recently revived as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the band released a new album last fall and appeared on “CBS This Morning” on November 20, performing more than one song for the program’s “Saturday Sessions,” which could be an advantage in this contest.
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Photo credits: Adele and Annie Lennox by CBS; Bruno Mars by FOX