Sunday, December 30, 2018

Adam Lambert Doing Cher's "Believe" Was Something To Behold

Adam Lambert's version of Cher's "Believe" was stunning and moved
many to tears, including Cher at this past month's Kennedy
Center Honors. Strip down that song, and it can be pretty amazing.
A 14-year-old Britain's Got Talent contestant had the same idea
two years ago, to magnificent effect. 
Earlier, this month, the annual Kennedy Center honors went to Wayne Shorter, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, the creators of "Hamilton" and Cher.

There's always a gala televised thing for these honorees and of course, the highlight was people performing songs by Cher.

For some reason, I've never been a huge fan of Adam Lambert. Nothing against the guy; he just never wowed me. Until now.

One of Cher's biggest hits was "Believe" a sort of dance club, Auto-Tuned but catchy hit from 1998.  Hidden in that dance tune is some heartbreaking, great lyrics and Lambert took full advantage of them.

The result was a great rendition that moved Cher and many others to tears.

Below are two videos. I'm doing that because Lambert wasn't the first person to strip down and slow down "Believe." In 2016, a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent," Jasmine Elcock, who was only 14 years old at the time, did an even more outstanding job with "Believe" than Lambert, if you can believe that.

First video is Lambert's, second is Elcock's. Which one do you like better?

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