Adam Lambert, a star known for his journey on “American Idol” and as the frontman of Queen, delivered an unforgettable version of Cher’s classic, “Believe,” during the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2019. Held in the esteemed Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., the event on December 26, 2018, was a grand celebration of lifetime achievements in art. Lambert’s rendition was a standout moment, honoring Cher, one of the celebrated figures of the night.
Lambert transformed “Believe” into a deeply emotional ballad, strikingly different from its original upbeat and catchy rhythm. His soulful interpretation stirred the audience, leaving an indelible impression, especially on Cher.
Cher was deeply moved by Lambert’s performance, a feeling she expressed weeks later on Twitter. She described his rendition as “beyond imagination,” highlighting its profound impact on her.
Witness the emotive power of Adam Lambert’s performance of “Believe” at the Kennedy Center Honors. This memorable act not only celebrated Cher’s legacy but also showcased Lambert’s unique artistry. Watch the video below to experience the moment that captivated the legendary Cher.