David Letterman said it best with an assertive “Wow!” Sam Smith stunned last night with a tenderly soulful performance of his latest single, “Stay With Me.” And when I say performance, I mean like, this is the kind of thing that would make Simon Cowell sniffle. If you are the type of person who plans to have a wedding near a body of water and then have f–king doves fly out from behind you, you better have a recording of this performance to queue up.
Sam Smith is a megastar in the making (we called it!), and now I am just crossing my fingers for an Adele/Smith/Mary J. Blige arena tour at the end of 2014. Watch Smith’s performance below and be sure to listen through his shimmering new album, In The Lonely Hour, out now via Capitol.