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Cher ‘overwhelmed’ by Adam Lambert singing Believe – as is everyone else

Cher ‘overwhelmed’ by Adam Lambert singing Believe – as is everyone else

Adam Lambert sings for Cher at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony

The 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony took place 2 December in Washington DC. You will probably already have seen that singer and actress Cher was among this year’s award recipients. What you might not have seen was Adam Lambert’s tribute performance to the singer.

The event was finally screened on TV last night in the US and Twitter quickly exploded over Lambert’s heart-stopping performance.

Lambert, 32, performed a lush, orchestral ballad version of Cher’s 1998 dance hit, Believe. Cher herself fought back tears upon hearing it.


Among those moved by the performance was actor John Barrowman, who tweeted: ‘I am speechless @adamlambert just #devastated me with his #tribute to @cher singing ‘Do you believe in life after love’ truly #amazing.’

Another surprise for Cher was an appearance by Cyndi Lauper, who sung If I Could Turn Back Time. Why a surprise? Because Lauper had previously told Cher she’s be in Los Angeles on that day, and not in Washington.

Viewers clearly saw Cher shouting to Lauper, ‘You told me you were going to Los Angeles!’. ‘I lied!’ was Lauper’s reply.

Lauper and Lambert also united on stage to sing I Got You Babe.

‘Shocked and over the moon’

After the CBS TV screening, which was hosted by Gloria Estafan, Cher took to Twitter to try and express her gratitude.

She said, ‘Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing Believe In Words,but Cant seem 2.When Your senses are Overwhelmed All Can you feel with your ❤️.
I Was Shocked AND Over The MOON When Cindi (Lauper) came out Rocking the house.
Shocked Because SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS IN LA,’

Lambert responded: ‘It was a total honor … You’re a goddess!’

Besides Cher, this year’s awards recipients also included Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, and Wayne Short. Hamilton co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, and Alex Lacamoire also received special Honors for their work.

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