Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Adele

No props, no gimmicks -- just sheer talent!

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.

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!

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.