Earlier this month, Cher was surprised with an emotional cover of "Believe" performed by Adam Lambert.
The moment was so touching it brought the pop star to tears.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an honor bestowed to those in the performing arts for their contribution to American culture. This year's honorees were Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter, Reba McEntire, the creators of Hamilton: An American Musical and Cher.
And it's Cher who got the biggest surprise of all.Adam Lambert was introduced on stage by Amanda Seyfried to perform a cover of "Believe", one of Cher's most popular singles. But rather than sing to it as an up tempo dance track, he transformed the song into a mournful ballad.
Watch the performance here:
This Beautiful Rendition Of Cher's "Believe" Is Adam Lambert's Gift To Us All www.youtube.com
As the video cuts back to the audience, you can see Cher wiping tears from her eyes.
While the Honors took place at the start of the month, CBS aired the recording as a special on Wednesday night. After seeing how she reacted, people had to ask Cher what was going through her mind during the performance.
And she responded.
Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing Believe In Words,but Cant seem 2.When Your senses are Overwhelme… https://t.co/XMR5CAB2ZV— Cher (@Cher) 1545897675.0
Others couldn't help but feel the same.
@cher Having heard @adamlambert sing live, I know his voice seems to resonate right through your body in a very vis… https://t.co/XnxRcvuHEC— Robin 💚🗽🇺🇸 (@Robin 💚🗽🇺🇸) 1545898433.0
@cher What a true friend she is.💗 I loved the tribute to you. It was time you saw how powerful and lasting your tal… https://t.co/Ze14U501lG— Terry Turner (@Terry Turner) 1545898074.0
@cher Hearing Adam Lambert sing that rendition was mesmerizing and felt kind of like he was singing it straight int… https://t.co/ckKoxxAaix— Jeanne Rankin (@Jeanne Rankin) 1545902787.0
@cher I live for the day you and @adamlambert do a collab together. Please please let this happen.— Darren Higgs (@Darren Higgs) 1545898992.0
@cher Oh I love Adam Lambert he is so underrated. That guy can belt out just about anything !— GrumpyGrannie (@GrumpyGrannie) 1545900942.0
Lambert was just as touched by her praise.
It was a total honor @Cher!!!! You’re a goddess! https://t.co/Pvp2U1m6y3— ADAM LAMBERT (@ADAM LAMBERT) 1545900444.0
@adamlambert @cher Aww she is and you were absolutely incredible!!!!❤ https://t.co/bur2aOzGCP— ADAM LAMBERT DAILY (@ADAM LAMBERT DAILY) 1545900691.0
@adamlambert @cher You killed it!!!❤️ https://t.co/ZDEx2Ng881— Wendy Deppe (@Wendy Deppe) 1545923135.0
@adamlambert Time after time, you elicit the respect of icons. Talents recognizing their own. 💫— The Adam Lambert Connection 💚 (@The Adam Lambert Connection 💚) 1545900833.0
@adamlambert @cher You are the best, Adam. What a performance, OMG. ❤❤❤— Suzana (@Suzana) 1545902062.0
@adamlambert @cher You were absolutely brilliant Adam! #Believe 😍❤️👍👏👏👏— Lis💚 (@Lis💚) 1545907836.0
Cher has had a pretty stellar year. From starring in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and releasing her ABBA album (and potentially teasing a sequel), to preparing for a global tour to begin next month, she has been busy.
Lambert himself is no slouch either. He's been touring with Queen as their singer, beginning a new Rhapsody Tour in summer of next year.