The goddess Cher has been brought to tears – of the good kind – after watching Adam Lambert perform an emotional rendition of her iconic 1998 tune ‘Believe’. 

Lambert had been performing at the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors which paid tribute to a number of greats in the industry. Joining Cher as honourees was composer Philip Glass, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, singer Reba McEntire, and the brilliant minds behind the Hamilton musical, which of course includes Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The whole event actually took place earlier this month but didn’t air on CBS until this week.

Though nothing can top the original, Lambert’s version of the song was so good it earned a standing ovation from the house. Cher, after wiping away a couple of tears, appeared to mouth the word “wow” when Lambert really went for it.

On social media, the artist shared a link to his performance but unfortunately the video is geoblocked so we’re going to have to wait a little while for the full official video. In the meantime, we have the blessed fan accounts.

My LORD.

Writing about the performance, Cher tweeted: “Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing. Believe In Words, Cant Seem 2. When Your senses are Overwhelmed All Can you feel with your [heart emoji].”

That’s right, the one and only Cyndi Lauper took to the stage next to perform Cher’s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’. 

In separate footage, Cher can be heard shouting “I thought you were in LA” to Lauper who simply replied: “I lied”. 

Iconic.

Afterwards, as reported by VultureLambert and Lauper rocked Cher and Sonny’s ‘I Got You Babe’ together. Musical group Little Big Town then performed a whole Cher medley before Whoopie Goldberg herself, appeared in full-Cher-character to honour the legend.

Goddamn geoblocking.

Source: Vulture
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