Cyndi Lauper spoke about her optimism for 2021, in addition to performing two songs, at a New Yr’s Eve efficiency in New York.
Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve, broadcast stay from Instances Sq., initially noticed the ‘Time After Time’ singer staff up with Billy Porter – alongside whom Lauper had beforehand collaborated on the 2013 Broadway musical model of Kinky Boots – to carry out an acoustic rendition of her 1986 Quantity One hit ‘True Colours’.
“This has been a yr of nice loss,” Lauper stated, introducing her second track of the night, ‘Hope’. “However in my coronary heart, I really feel that if we stick collectively, we simply stick collectively and assist one another, we are able to make it by. I’ve hope.”
Watch a brief clip of Lauper performing ‘Hope’ beneath.
Followers have been lower than impressed with Lauper’s musical efficiency, nonetheless, with a number of Twitter customers expressing their horror of the standard of her voice on the present.
“2020 can’t get any worse, there’s only one hour left.”
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— Emerson Lotzia, Jr. (@EmersonLotzia) January 1, 2021
— Chase D (@chased8980) January 1, 2021
Billy Porter questioning why he agreed to sing with Cyndi Lauper pic.twitter.com/hQbRiDt5fN
— Hannah Patterson (@hannahp4tt) January 1, 2021
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard additionally sang ‘Georgia’, Cher carried out her cowl of Marc Cohn’s ‘Strolling In Memphis’ and Boy George lined Lauper’s traditional ‘Women Simply Wanna Have Enjoyable’.
The present raises cash yearly for True Colors United, a nonprofit organisation that Lauper based 12 years in the past to assist fight LGBTQ youth homelessness.