Cher ‘overwhelmed’ by Adam Lambert’s Kennedy Center Honors tribute
Legendary singer Cher tweeted she was “overwhelmed” after Adam Lambert and Cyndi Lauper performed for her at the Kennedy Center Honors.
At the beginning of December, the iconic singer and actress was named as one of the recipients for the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors, alongside Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler.
The glamorous awards event was aired on Wednesday (December 26) on CBS, showcasing and celebrating each of the honorees. During the television special, Adam Lambert took to the stage to perform an acoustic rendition of Cher’s hit “Believe.”
Taking to Twitter as the event aired, Cher said she was “overwhelmed” by the emotional performance. The icon could be seen shedding a tear while watching Lambert sing.
John Barrowman also tweeted that the “truly amazing” performance had left him “speechless.”
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Lambert wasn’t the only one to celebrate Cher’s back catalogue, as Cyndi Lauper took to the stage to perform a rendition of “If I Could Turn Back Time.”
Cher was stunned again, but this time for a completely different reason. “You told me you were going to Los Angeles,” Cher shouted to Lauper. “I lied,” the star replied.
Lambert and Lauper returned to the stage later in the event to perform a version of “I Got You Babe” together.
The Cher Show, a musical based on Cher’s life and career recently opened on Broadway to rave reviews and is expected to be followed up with a biopic and memoir in the near future.