Adele at the Oscars: 'I Feel Like Beyoncé!'

02/24/2013 at 11:25 PM ET

Adele Oscars 2013 Performance
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It isn’t proper diva etiquette to admit that you’re inspired by other singing superstars — but Adele is no ordinary diva.

Before hitting the stage to perform “Skyfall,” her Oscar-winning James Bond theme, the British singer dished to ABC’s pre-show that her performance look made her feel “like Beyoncé.”

It wasn’t the Burberry dress itself that reminded her so much of the fellow new mom, though. It was because the crystal-embroidered silk dress was so heavy (“15 kilos!” she joked) that it was hard to perform in.

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Oscar rehearsals made Adele question how Beyoncé sings and dances in her heavily embellished performance numbers. “I take a breath to do a big note,” she said, illustrating with a huge gasp. “It’s a bit difficult!”

But from her flawless, modern hair (a switch-up from the ’60s inspired do she wore on the red carpet) to her big, belting performance, we bet Beyoncé was at home taking some notes herself. Tell us: What did you think of Adele’s performance? Did you prefer her red carpet hair or her performance look?

–Jennifer Cress

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Mirka on

She looked gorgeous. Make-up, hair, dress, shoes all flawless. Loved her performance as well, very cool. Congrats to her on her win.

JM on

Beautiful woman, flawless performance and hands down the funniest speech when she thanked her man after accepting her award. I just love her!!

Setra on

I’m sure Beyonce was taking notes; Adele did wonderfully and looked specatular, they’re both two of my favorite artists. I can see how her dress weighed so much with all of the sparkles. I was at work at DISH last night when this was on so I recorded it on my DVR. I set up my DISH Hopper using the PrimeTime Anytime feature, to record all primetime shows on ABC last night. This meant I didn’t have to worry about setting up an individual timer.

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