Cyndi Lauper and Adam Lambert took turns paying tribute to Cher with covers of “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Believe” and “I Got You Babe” as part of the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. The event took place on December 2nd and aired Wednesday the 26th on CBS.

Lauper’s rendition of “If I Could Turn Back Time” stuck closely to the ringing Eighties rock of the original that was written by Diane Warren, which became a major hit for Cher in 1989.

In addition to celebrating Cher, this year’s Kennedy Center Honors also put a spotlight on the lifetime achievements of Philip Glass, Reba McEntire and Wayne Shorter.

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