AceShowbiz - Guests at the 2019 Met Gala were surprised when Cher graced the stage to deliver a performance that brought them back down the memory lane. During her set at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday, May 6, the veteran songstress belted out several of her classic hits, much to the attendees' delight.
Her performance was introduced by co-chairman Lady GaGa, who said, "We have some incredible performances tonight and I would ask you to kindly pay attention. Are you quiet? Are you focused? Are you ready?" Dancers from Ryan Murphy's "Pose" then emerged in colorful costumes to kick off the set, before Cher appeared in a black leather jacket, silk camisole and giant platinum blonde wigs.
She belted out one of her classics, "Believe", which left some of the attendees dancing. Among them were Harry Styles and Katy Perry. After offering rendition of "If I Could Turn Back Time" and ABBA's "Waterloo", Cher changed her costume to a black jumpsuit and giant blue wig to belt out "I Found Someone".
She concluded her performance by delivering a lengthy, heartfelt speech. "I wasn't going to say anything tonight, but then I saw the 'First Monday in May' documentary and it reminded me of when I was a little kid, and it made me kind of excited and depressed, and drama queen-ish," she said. "But I was really poor, and dyslexic... I had to wear rubber bands on my shoes. I was s**t poor, but I had this love of color and painting and patterns and everything, fabric."
She continued, "When that 64 box of Crayola came out, I lost my mind. I wanted something, and I wanted to be more than just a singer and when I met Sonny he'd do anything I'd want him to do, so I just lived out my dream with him, and we just kept going. I just want you to know how proud I am to be here and be a part of this."