Cher ‘overwhelmed’ by Adam Lambert’s Kennedy Center Honors tribute

December 27, 2018
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Cher arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner of the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors. (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Cher arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner of the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors. (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Legendary singer Cher tweeted she was “overwhelmed” after Adam Lambert and Cyndi Lauper performed for her at the Kennedy Center Honors.

From appearing in Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again! to releasing her own album of ABBA classics and even finding time to announce a world tour, Cher has had a fantastic year.

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.”

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.

Cher's tweet about the performances from Lambert and Lauper
Cher tweeted about the performances from Adam Lambert and Cyndi Lauper.

Lambert and Lauper returned to the stage later in the event to perform a version of “I Got You Babe” together.

Responding to Cher’s tweet, Lambert tweeted that it was “a total honor” to perform the track. Lauper added that the singer had sounded great even in sound check.

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.

Related topics: Adam Lambert, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, john barrowman

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