Adam Lambert Pays Tribute to George Michael at Project Angel Food Gala With ‘Faith,’ ‘One More Try’

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Project Angel Food honored the late pop icon George Michael at its Angel Awards Gala on Saturday at the organization’s headquarters in Hollywood. The event featured a tribute performance from “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert.

Lambert, who currently fronts the legendary British rock band Queen on tour, performed covers of Michael’s hits “Faith” and “One More Try.” He also sang Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” a song Michael also covered.

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Michael was a dedicated supporter of the organization, and was honored posthumously with the Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award. He was integral in keeping the organization afloat as it struggled to keep its doors open while feeding AIDS patients during the height of the epidemic in the ’90s. Michael donated $25,000 to the organization, which he continued to do annually until his death in 2016.

“George Michael was responsible for keeping our doors open and keeping critically ill members of the Los Angeles community fed when we were in dire need of help,” said Project Angel Food executive director Richard Ayoub. “His generosity and kindness will never be forgotten, and through the Goss-Michael Foundation’s support, every meal we provide still has some of his spirit.”

Michael’s partner, Kenny Goss, spoke at the event about the pair’s dedication to Project Angel Food.

“I’m so happy that George is finally getting the recognition he deserves with Project Angel Food’s Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award,” Goss said. “There’s been a lot said about George since he died, but I’d love for his legacy to be his music and his generosity.”

The event raised $600,000 for Project Angel Food through a variety of auction prizes, and also honored Nordstrom as a longtime corporate partner, in addition to KTLA 5’s Jason Ball and Gayle Anderson, for their outstanding commitment to the charity.

Watch Lambert’s performance of “Somebody to Love” here or below.

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  1. Julia Williams says:

    You should correct this article to say that Kenny Goss was George Michael’s EX-partner of 13 years. You make it sound as though Kenny Goss was George Michael’s partner when he died. At his time of death, Fadi Fawaz had been George Michael’s partner for more than 4 years. George Michael remained friends with Kenny Goss because the Goss-Michael Foundation’s work remained extremely important to him. This is a very important detail that you overlooked. One sentence has the ability to change an entire article, not to mention that it is disrespectful to Fadi Fawaz and George Michael’s memory. I expect VARIETY to get the details right. This is disappointing..

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