Grammy Awards 2012: 10 burning questions
By Todd Martens
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Will Adele return to form?
She had 2011's top-selling album in "21" and is the favorite to win album of the year, yet she also hasn't performed live for about five months. Sidelined since October due to vocal trauma, Adele will return to the stage on the Grammy telecast. A soulful traditionalist, Adele uses her vocals as a powerful instrument. She can belt, but she's no over-singer, as she wields her bluesy rasp for wise-beyond-her-years phrasing rather than showboating. She underwent surgery in November, and how she'll sound is one of this year's most-watched story lines.