It's hard to dive out the biggest diva of them all. But Adam Lambert did his best on Wednesday night (December 26) during the release of the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors at CBS, when he honored Cher, 72, with an amazing ballad version of her biggest hit, "Believe."
The Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 1998 dance pop smash with its signature AutoTuned vocals was transformed into an emotional, tear-jerking show-stopper by Lambert, 36, backed by a full orchestra for the show. The song swept to an end with one of Lambert's signature-high notes, which seemed to impress the typically unflappable Cher (who appeared to the mouth word "wow"), the Queen singer earned a standing ovation from the packed house.
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– CBS (@CBS) December 27, 2018
The evening also featured Cyndi Lauper who honored Cher with a lively "If I could return time."
– CBS (@CBS) December 26, 2018
The Kennedy Center Honors – who were lost earlier this month – also paid tribute to the country's superstar Reba McEntire, composer / pianist Philip Glass, jazz composer, saxophonist Wayne Shorter and Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton musical.