AceShowbiz - Kelly Clarkson had a night to remember at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, December 02 - and she wasn't even among the recipients of the top medals.
Kelly delivered the most moving speech of the evening before she sang a rendition of Reba's hit "Fancy", stating, "Thank you so much, Reba for listening to me vent as an artist. Thank you so much for comforting me on the phone through my tears like a friend and thank you for being a really rad grandma for my kids."
"If we're all being honest, sometimes when we meet our heroes it doesn't always pan out how you hope, but meeting Reba, being friends with her and eventually becoming family has been one of the highlights of my life."
Kelly was already full of emotions after meeting Cher on the red carpet.
She posted a photo of the two divas together and wrote the caption, "I met Cher!!! My life is better than everyone else's today!"
Cher also appeared to enjoy hooking up with her superfan - she was overheard saying, "I'm so happy to meet you!"
I met Cher!!! My life is better than everyone else’s today! 😂🤣 💁♀️ pic.twitter.com/BoD8EZ0N24— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) 3 December 2018
The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors event was a two-night affair, with the annual Artist's Dinner being held on Saturday night.
In addition to Cher and McEntire, composers Wayne Shorter and Phillip Glass received the traditional lifetime achievement award, while "Hamilton" co-creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire were honoured for their transformative work.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2018 Kennedy Center Honorees!— The Kennedy Center (@kencen) 2 December 2018
Tune in Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET as we celebrate these incredible luminaries during the #KCHonors broadcast on CBS: https://t.co/omAfV68lkU
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Gloria Estefan, who was honoured last year (17), hosted the event.