Watch Adam Lambert Transform Cher’s ‘Believe’ into a Beautiful Ballad


During the Kennedy Center Honors, Adam Lambert completely transformed a Cher classic. Watch him perform “Believe” as a beautiful ballad.

The Kennedy Center Honors were Wednesday night and some of the best in music were honored. Cher was one of the honorees along with Philip Glass, Reba McEntire and Wayne Shorter. Lambert’s tribute to the iconic Cher came in the form of her big dance hit, “Believe.” Instead of performing it like Cher, he completely reinvented it.

Lambert took the fast-paced dance track and stripped it down. He made it a powerful, beautiful ballad of his own. It was so moving, it brought Cher to tears.

Little Big Town, Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg and Amanda Seyfried also paid tribute to Cher during the event. Following it, Cher took to social media to express her gratitude.

Watch the performance above and watch Lambert and Lauper’s duet to “I Got You Babe” below.