Watch Adele's Heartbreaking VMA Performance of "Someone Like You"

Entertainment Aug. 30, 2011 AT 5:52PM

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No props, no gimmicks -- just sheer talent!

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Adele might not have won a Moon Man Sunday night, but her soulful performance of "Someone Like You" was one of the VMAs' most unforgettable moments.

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Unlike her musical contemporaries who relied heavily on theatrics to put on a show, the 23-year-old British songstress needed only her melodic voice and powerful lyrics to elicit heartfelt reactions from stars in the crowd -- including Britney Spears!

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Following the show, a source tells Us Weekly Adele and some friends headed to The Abbey to celebrate. After a few Gin and tonics, Adele and her crew tore up the dance floor! 

Watch Adele's moving performance of "Someone Like You" in the clip above.

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