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Adele, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots perform “Hello” with children’s instruments — watch

on November 25, 2015, 9:06am

With record-demolishing sales and an astounding isolated vocal track as proof, there’s little question that Adele is the reigning queen of pop. But part of her success can also be attributed to her cross-generational appeal, as she demonstrated with a web-exclusive clip from The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

The English songstress appeared on the program to perform the 25 cut “Water Under the Bridge”, but stuck around to deliver a special rendition of her latest chart-smothering hit. Instead of just a normally stunning delivery, though, Adele was joined by Fallon and The Roots all playing instruments you’d find in a child’s classroom. Using banana-shaped shakers and a rainbow xylophone and kazoos aplenty, the legendary Roots crew created an amazing adaptation of the track. Fallon may have been tapping a wood block while Questlove shaking some party clappers, but somehow Adele’s voice still kept the song an emotive, powerful stunner. Check out the performance below.

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