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Adam Lambert honors George Michael with musical tribute

Adam Lambert honored George Michael with a musical tribute as the late singer was awarded a posthumous prize for his charity work over the weekend (19-20Aug17).

The former Wham! frontman, who passed away in December (16), was posthumously awarded the Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award at Project Angel Food's 27th annual Angel Awards Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday. The singer was Project Angel Food's single largest individual benefactor, reportedly donating $25,000 a year to since 1993 to the charity, which delivers meals to people who are critically ill.

To honor his work, Adam performed a three-song tribute to George, which included covers of Faith and One More Try, and told the crowd, "George Michael was a God-gifted voice from the heavens... and he raised half a million dollars for this organization."

Adam, who often performs with Queen, also belted out the band's hit Somebody to Love, which George sang with the group at the 1992 tribute concert for late frontman Freddie Mercury.

"Now, I know my way around a couple of Queen songs," Adam said. "Actually, round circle here, is that he recorded this song for the Freddie Mercury tribute... 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."

Adam took to Instagram after the benefit to share a video of his rendition of One Last Try and wrote, "Love this song" in the caption. He also posted a picture of himself posing on the red carpet and added, "So thrilled to pay tribute to @georgemofficial at last night's @projectangelfood 's Angel Awards."

During the benefit, Will & Grace star Eric McCormack made the charity $20,000 richer by auctioning off a set visit, show taping and cast meet-and-greet for four people, while NCIS star Pauley Perrette donated $10,000 towards a new meal delivery van.