Cher, the icon that is music’s most recognisable voice in the world, will be making a career comeback by performing live on The Voice season finale. Talk about a special treat for the show’s fans. It just doesn’t get much better than Cher.
The 67 year-old singer and actress has been busy since her three-year, 325-date Farewell Tour ended in April 2005. When it finished it was the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist at that time. Then in 2008, Cher began a three-year, 200-performance residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. She received a reported, $60 million per year for that lucrative gig.
In 2010 Cher went back to working as an actress the musical film, Burlesque. She Played a nightclub producer that a young Hollywood hopeful is hoping to impress. One of the two songs she recorded for the movie’s soundtrack, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Cher lent her voice to the an animal, Janet the lioness, in the film comedy Zookeeper in 2011.
But Cher is turning her back on her acting career and she is going to be singing live in a career comeback by appearing on The Voice season finale. This will obviously be just one part of her comeback plan. A comeback that she’s been working on for at least the past year.
In 2012, she began working on her first studio album since her 2001 Living Proof album. She announced plans to embark on a concert tour, which singer has dubbed the Never Can Say Goodbye Tour. In June 2012, the singer revealed that a Broadway musical based on her life and music was currently in development. She has said that she may play herself in the show. The 67 year-old performer also executive produced and starred in the Lifetime documentary about her mother, Dear Mom, Love Cher in May, 2013.
But she hasn’t sung live on TV since her 2003 NBC special, Cher: The Farewell Tour. She’s expected to perform “Women’s World,” the first single off her upcoming new album of the same name that is set to be released Sept. 24.
Cher’s comeback appearance on The Voice will probably help the show to overcome any negative publicity from coach Adam Levine’s muttered comment into his “live” microphone. Levine said, “I hate this country.” This rather ill-timed remark came after two of his team members were not rescued by public voting.
The award winning singer and actress has several received several awards over the years will make a live appearance on the June 18 season finale of NBC’s The Voice.
According to NBC, this will be Cher’s first live TV performance in more than 10 years. The performer’s long lasting success in a broad spectrum of entertainment platforms has earned her the nickname, “Goddess of Pop.” As well as her many awards, she was also crowned the World’s Number One Pop Icon by AEG Live. Goldmine magazine’s Phill Marder called her “[a] superstar of the highest order” who “has been and remains today one of the Rock Era’s most dominant figures”. He also said that, “no female has represented Rock & Roll with her music, appearance and attitude more than Cher.”
Cher will perform Woman’s World, the first single off her upcoming album of the same name, due Sept. 24. Woman’s World marks the first album in 12 years for the iconic singer. She is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the past six decades, notes NBC in the announcement.
Cher performing live on the season finale of The Voice will mark a comeback in a long absence in her career. The season finale airs June 18.
By Michael Smith