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Adam Lambert: 'George Michael had a God-gifted voice from the heavens'

Adam Lambert performed three songs in the late great singer-songwriter, George Michael's honour, at Project Angel Food Gala

The charity delivers meals to people who are critically ill. During his set Lambert told the 500-strong crowd that Michael had a "God-gifted voice from the heavens"

Michael had regularly donated $25,000 a year to the charity since 1993 and overall had raised half a million dollars for it.

Clad in a red leather motorcyle jacket that would have got the approval of the late Wham! frontman, Lambert performed Michael's  'Faith',  'One More Try', and Queen's 'Somebody to Love'.

Lambert told the guests who had paid up to $2,000 for a ticket:

"Now, I know my way around a couple of Queen songs. Actually, round circle here, is that he recorded this song for the Freddie Mercury tribute in 1991, after Freddie had passed, and the song became a huge hit, so I'm going to connect the circle and we're going to do "Somebody to Love'."

During the event, George was posthumously awarded the Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award for his work as a Project Angel Food benefactor.

Founded by author and activist Marianne Williamson and born amid the AIDS crisis of the late 1980s, Project Angel Food has delivered more than 10 million meals (free of charge) to people who are housebound due to life-threatening illnesses.

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