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This sign language performance of Adele's 'Hello' is mesmerizing

Adele’s huge new single “Hello” has been parodied, remixed, and covered by many artists since its release on Oct. 23, but ASL interpreter Molly Lou Bartholomew performs the original song and video in a new, stunning way.

Bartholomew has dedicated her life to artistic interpretation using sign language, and delivers the full force of “Hello” with only her hands. The video begins with the audio for “Hello” playing, but due to copyright laws, it cuts out and is silent after 30 seconds (we recommend opening the music video in another tab and syncing it up with the opening). As the song goes on, Bartholomew gets more and more invested in the performance, and as the choruses get more emphatic, her facial expressions deepen.

While this is probably Bartholomew’s most emotional video, she has also posted sign language interpretations of songs like Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and “Let It Go” from Frozen.