Adam Lambert Scorches Kennedy Center Honors With Ballad Version of Cher&#zero39;s &#zero39;Believe&#zero39;: Watch

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It's exhausting to out-diva the most important diva of all of them. But Adam Lambert did his finest on Wednesday evening (Dec. 26) in the course of the broadcast of the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, when he honored Cher, 72, with a surprising ballad model of her largest hit, "Believe."

The Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 1998 dance pop smash with its signature AutoTuned vocals was remodeled into an emotional, tear-jerking show-stopper by Lambert, 36, who as backed by a full orchestra for the efficiency. The track swept to a detailed with considered one of Lambert's signature sustained excessive notes, which appeared to impress the usually unflappable Cher (who appeared to mouth the phrase "wow"), incomes the Queen singer a standing ovation from the packed home.

Watch the efficiency under.

A particular @cher tribute from @adamlambert has the entire crowd swaying. #KCHonors pic.twitter.com/huwF7lNbNB

— CBS (@CBS) December 27, 2018

The evening additionally featured Cyndi Lauper honoring Cher with a spirited "If I Could Turn Back Time."

Watch @cyndilauper flip again time along with her unbelievable @cher efficiency tonight at eight/7c on @CBS and @CBSAllAccess: https://t.co/izyMSOYZYT #KCHonors pic.twitter.com/0GjQaaWnvZ

— CBS (@CBS) December 26, 2018

The Kennedy Center Honors — which was taped earlier within the month — additionally featured tributes to nation celebrity Reba McEntire, composer/pianist Philip Glass, jazz composer, saxophone participant Wayne Shorter and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical.