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Adam Lambert was ‘f**king nervous’ when he performed ‘Believe’ – but he reduced Cher to tears

Jonny Yates February 11, 2022
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Adam Lambert has opened up about his performance of "Believe" that made Cher cry.

Adam Lambert has opened up about his performance of "Believe" that made Cher cry. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Adam Lambert has opened up about his emotional performance of “Believe” that made Cher cry.

The singer performed a ballad version of the song at the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2019 in front of the pop icon.

His rendition of the gay anthem reduced Cher to tears as she cheered on the American Idol alum, who received a standing ovation.

In an interview with Attitude, Lambert reflected on the performance saying: “It was an honour”.

“I was so f**king nervous when I walked out on stage. And I’ll be honest, I don’t get nervous these days, because I’ve been doing it for a while.

“But my heart was in my throat,” he added.

He goes on to discuss the importance of the certified classic, saying: “The weird part for me is it was full circle. Around the time I graduated high school, she put out the Believe album. I loved it. It was so yummy and pop.”

Lambert is also a judge on upcoming ITV series, Starstruck which sees teams of celebrity impersonators go head-to-head as they transform into their singing idols to perform.

He’s joined on the panel by Sheridan Smith, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford, who will choose their favourite team of the night, before an audience vote picks just one person to go through to the series final.

Later this year he’ll also be reunited with Brian May and co. for the popular Queen and Adam Lambert tour, and you can find out more about tickets below.

Adam Lambert and Queen tour is happening in 2022

Queen and Adam Lambert are continuing The Rhapsody Tour in 2022.

The group and singer will visit venues across the UK and Europe between May and July.

It’ll see them perform some of Queen’s biggest hits including “Somebody to Love”, “Under Pressure”, “I Want to Break Free”, “Who Wants to Live Forever” and “We Will Rock You”, to name a few.

The tour will kick off in Belfast on 27 May and visit arena venues in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before heading to cities across Europe.

Fans can still get their hands on tickets from ticketmaster.co.uk.

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