Commentary: Kennedy Center Honors: Adam Lambert amazes Cher
The high point of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors comes late, during the Cher tribute. Adam Lambert delivers a tender version of “Believe” that has the Oscar-winning actress wiping away tears and the audience responding with a standing ovation.
This year’s edition, airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS, is packed with thrilling moments. If you’re feeling down, let this two-hour celebration of the arts pick you up. Gloria Estefan is the gracious host.
Cyndi Lauper struts through a ferocious “(If I Could) Turn Back Time” that gets the audience up and moving. She and “American Idol” alum Lambert close the evening with “I Got You Babe.”
But Lambert’s soaring “Believe” is the peak, a haunting take on the Cher standard.