“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert paid his respects to the legendary George Michael on Saturday night.
The late singer was posthumously honoured at the Project Angel Food gala in Los Angeles for his decades of humanitarian work with the organization. The non-profit delivers meals to people who are critically ill.
Michael, who died on Christmas Day last year, was awarded the Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award. The distinction was named after the actress, a longtime benefactor and an early activists for HIV/AIDS fundraising.
Lambert, 35, honoured the Wham! frontman with three songs. “George Michael was a God-gifted voice from the heavens,” he said. “And he raised half a million dollars for this organization.”
He performed powerful renditions of Michael’s songs “One More Try” and “Faith”. Lambert is currently on a wildly successful world tour as Queen’s frontman.
And so Lambert also treated the audience to a little ditty by Queen. “Now I know my way around a Queen song,” he said. “So I’m gonna connect this circle and we’re gonna do ‘Somebody to Love'”.