A 21-year-old in Michigan man recently convicted for unlawful imprisonment offered the court and his victims a musical mea culpa before being sentenced to jail time.

Brian Earl Taylor's apology was apparently inspired by Adele's hit song "Hello" -- I say apparently because the melody and several of his lyrics kinda, sorta come close to her song, but mostly nah.

"Hello there, your honor, I want to say I'm sorry for the things I've done," Taylor sings before apologizing to the judge, his mother, and the victims in an effort to show he was contrite and maybe get a few years shaved off his sentence.

The unorthodox acknowledgement of regret resulted in a viral video, but not a sentence reduction. The future Prison Idol contestant is going to have to serve between three-and-a-half and 17 years in the clink.

Maybe he can follow up the original video with one from behind prison bars. Something like, "Hello from the iiiinsiide. At least you can't say that I didn't try. To tell you I'm sorry, for all the things that I've done."

Or not.