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Cher Just Surprised CinemaCon With a Fabulous Performance of Abba’s ‘Fernando’

Cher just surprised CinemaCon with a fabulous performance of Abba’s “Fernando.” The performance of the song was to promote this summer’s film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in theaters July 20.

Sources tell us Cher wore a full glitter pantsuit and matching platform heels. A small gaggle of dancers frolicked around her while she appeared on a platform that raised from the ground behind fake palm tree leaves. As she finished the song, balloons dropped from the ceiling. The entire place was super surprised, leaping to their feet in ovation for the gay icon.

Ever since we found out that Cher will star in Mamma Mia 2, we’ve been clutching our pearls. Then we learned that Meryl Streep wasn’t really going to be in the sequel, and that Cher’s role may be even bigger than initially expected.

A sneak peek of the upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel premiered during the 2018 Grammy Awards. That sneak peek offered a first shot of Cher singing in the film as she takes on the ABBA classic “Fernando.”

Cher will play Ruby Sheridan, mother to Donna (Meryl Streep). The upcoming film will unfold as both a follow-up to the original 2007 film adaptation of the popular musical and as a prequel, telling Donna’s backstory through flashbacks.

The TV spot also features returning stars Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgärd, as well as a host of newcomers, including Lily James and Broadway favorite Jessica Keenan Winn, who play the younger Donna and Tanya.

One of the other things we have to look forward to is Cher’s press tour for the film, as most actors are contractually obligated to make at least three talk show appearances for their roles in major motion pictures. Also, with a musical based on her life set to premiere on Broadway, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Cher.

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