Steve October 26, 2020
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Cher performed a reworked version of “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe” in support of Joe Biden at a virtual benefit concert, and found time to visit a Las Vegas gay bar to encourage people to vote.

As the US presidential election draws close, LGBT+ icon Cher was the final act in an event titled “I Will Vote” on Sunday (October 26) for the Biden For President campaign.

She rounded off an incredible line-up, which included Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, John Legend, P!nk, Ben Platt and the Black Eyed Peas, with a special musical endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Her performance was introduced by Queer Eye’s Fab Five and the concert’s hosts George Lopez and Ana Navarro, who celebrated the 74-year-old’s decades-long career.

Cher performed “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe,” the Oscar-nominated song that featured in the musical Cabin in the Sky in 1943, but reworked it as a tribute to Biden.

She sang: “It seems like happiness is just a thing called Joe / He’s got a smile that makes the lilacs wanna grow.

“He’s got a way that makes the angels heave a sigh / When they know president Joe’s passing by.

“Right now our country’s gloomy, fear is in the air / But when Joe’s president, hope is everywhere.”

She continued: “Joe will keep us safe — that’s all we need to know.”

Cher tells Las Vegas gay bar election ‘is the most important’ moment of her life.

Cher has been tirelessly campaigning for Biden, and on the same day as the benefit concert she appeared at a Las Vegas gay bar to encourage the LGBT+ community to vote.

She told the crowd: “This is the most important thing that has ever happened in my 74 years. You must get out there.”

Discussing her fears surrounding a second Trump term and the regression this could cause for LGBT+ rights, she added: “A lot of you aren’t old enough maybe to remember how bad it was, but it was really bad — and it can be worse.”

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