Adam Lambert’s Tribute Moves Cher To Tears At The Kennedy Center Honors

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The Kennedy Center Honors in general is an event that moves most people to tears. The event itself is often an emotional journey as people from all areas of the entertainment world gather round to celebrate the life and work of icons.

This year’s show was no exception as the ceremony, which honored Cher, Reba McEntire, composer Philip Glass, jazz sax player Wayne Shorter, and Broadway’s Hamilton gave us some spectacular performances.

One of the night’s most talked about performances was Adam Lambert’s rendition of Cher’s mega hit “Believe.” In recognition of the legendary diva, Lambert, Queen’s acting frontman, turned the chart topping dance hit of 1998 into a moving power ballad. Lambert’s rendition apparently touched the pop diva so much because she was seen wiping tears away from her eyes during the performance when the camera was turned on her to see her reaction.

Cher later took to Twitter to express how much Lambert’s performance meant to her. “Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing Believe In Words, but Cant seem 2,” Cher wrote on Twitter. “I Was Shocked AND Over The MOON When Cindi (Lauper) came out Rocking the house,” she continued. “Shocked Because SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS IN LA, & Over The Moon Because My Friend CINDI Is One Of Our ‘Great’ Singers. When Adam & Cindi Sang Together It=Heaven. ‘Little Big Town’ Were Adorable, & Harmonies. Amanda Was Genuine,& Dear,& When Whoopi Came Out In”Cher Outfit”She brought Down House.”

Cher wasn’t the only one singing Lambert’s praises as his duet partner and fellow performer of the night, Cyndi Lauper, also had nothing but high praise for the singer.

Lauper did her own tribute to Cher when she took to the stage for a version of “If I Could Turn Back Time” and she joined Lambert for a duet of “I Got You Babe.”

Check out their performances below!

Erika Negrón Rivera
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