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Cheers erupt from the audience as she bursts into the opening lyrics of Someone Like You with a mezzo-soprano vocal range that also sounds familiarly haunting. The hits keep coming – Easy On Me, Chasing Pavements, Rolling In The Deep and more – with most of the crowd on their feet asking for more at the end of their set. It may be Vegas, but the star on stage is certainly not Adele and her audience is less than a tenth the size of a sold-out house at the 4,100-seat Colosseum theater in neighboring Caesars Palace.

We’re actually a mile and a half walk down the famous Vegas Strip to the Legends in Concert Theater at the Tropicana Casino Resort, which is only 356.

Six nights a week, 45-year-old New Yorker Janae Longo is an Adele impersonator who looks suspiciously like the Tottenham-born diva.

Last week, Janae’s bosses at the Tropicana offered free entry to any of her shows to frustrated fans of the real Adele. Some had snuffed out small fortunes flying to Sin City to hear their superstar kick off her first Vegas residency, only for her to cancel the day before opening night on Jan. 20.

Dozens of people have already taken advantage of the deal with Tropicana. And only a handful of them have subsequently published derogatory comparisons between Adele and her doppelganger, with one describing Janae as “not a copycat but an impostor”.

But Longo admits she feared much worse, saying: ‘When I was first hired I was so honored – but I was worried that all the Adele fans would throw tomatoes at me just because I wasn’t her.

“But they were very kind and it makes me proud to be able to salute his talent on stage.”

Meanwhile, the real Adele last week admitted her ‘regret’ at the last-minute cancellation – over fixed issues and a Covid outbreak among the crew.

She insisted it would have been a “half**ed show” if she had continued.

The I Drink Wine singer, 33, also celebrated her triple win at the Brits last week by stripping down to her bra and pole dancing at a gay nightclub.

She then announced that she wanted to have a baby next year with her boyfriend, American sports agent Rich Paul, 40.