On November 13, 2021, MBC announced that they will release a project with English singer-songwriter Adele sometime this month — and netizens were equally shocked, confused, and amused by the news.
An official announcement was shared on MBC’s Twitter account, including a photograph of Adele and with no specific date set.
— withMBC (@withMBC) November 12, 2021
It’s not the first time Adele appeared on an MBC program, either. Back in 2016, Bae Cheol Soo‘s Music Camp aired an exclusive interview with the singer. While there are rumors that Adele will appear in person for the 2021 broadcast, it’s likely that it will be a livestreamed appearance like her previous work on MBC.
However, that’s not stopping netizens from creating hilarious hypotheses. Fans speculate that Adele may be appearing on MBC’s Show! Music Core, and have posted edits of Adele on the stage with MCs NCT‘s Jungwoo, Minju, and STRAY KIDS‘s Lee Know.
is she coming to show! music core? we would love to see adele at show! music core ❤ pic.twitter.com/qKjh5s3yRk
— 리노 (@thinkabtminho) November 12, 2021
Furthermore, a post on a Korean community board that’s spread online has fueled this rumor by hinting at Adele appearing on Show! Music Core on November 27, 2021. However, this has not been confirmed by MBC.
ADELE will be appearing on Music Core on 11/27????????!!! 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/XiaXThgUQS
— Only for IZ*ONE || Glassy out now! (@gnia2011) November 12, 2021
“Adele sunbaenim” and “Adele unnie” even trended on Twitter thanks to the public’s surprise over the announcement.
Many have joked about Adele doing a standard K-Pop idol introduction inspired by her single “Hello” — “From the other side! Annyeonghaseyo, Adele-imnida” — as well as some relating to her other hits.
ADELE SUNBAENIM ON MUSIC CORE
“from the other side! annyeonghaseyo, adele-imnida!” pic.twitter.com/WOMhEHsQeA
— rram ☁️ (@rrammelbv) November 12, 2021
Still chasing pavements! annyeonghaseyo, adele-imnida! https://t.co/GLPlu2f21t
— Kacey (@yujeongpop) November 12, 2021
setting fire to the rain! annyeonghaseyo, adele-imnida! https://t.co/BuZxeiNH66
— ♔ jack ♔ RE:T-ARA IS COMING (@jingzone) November 12, 2021
Adele is scheduled to release her fourth studio album, 30, on November 19, 2021. She released the single “Easy On Me” on October 15. Adele will perform a concert special on CBS titled Adele One Night Only on November 14, as well as an ITV special An Audience with Adele on November 21.