Gay icon Cher was moved to both laughter and tears at the Kennedy Center Honors, thanks to fellow icon and ally Cyndi Lauper and out performer Adam Lambert.
Lambert delivered an emotional rendition of Cher’s hit “Believe” at the ceremony, which took place December 2 and was broadcast on CBS Wednesday night. She can be seen wiping away tears, and another honoree, country music star Reba McEntire, was visibly moved as well.
Then Lambert and Lauper closed the show by performing “I Got You Babe,” a chart-topper for Cher and her then-husband, Sonny Bono, in 1965.
Other honorees at the event were jazz musician Wayne Shorter, composer Philip Glass, and the creators of Hamilton. Watch “Believe” and “I Got You Babe” below.