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Cher releasing ABBA cowl in Spanish to struggle coronavirus

Right here’s additional proof that Cher is robust sufficient to survive — and out-fabulous — us all.

In March, the 73-year-old diva of all divas was compelled to chop brief her “Right here We Go Once more” tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. However not solely did she survive unscathed — she stored working throughout her dwelling quarantine by recording her first-ever Spanish single, a canopy of ABBA’s basic “Chiquitita.”

And what precisely have you carried out in isolation?

The only — which will likely be launched Friday, in each Spanish and English — advantages UNICEF. And the icon herself made a $1 million donation to the charity via her personal basis, the CherCares Pandemic Useful resource and Response Initiative.

After all, Cher has proven her love for ABBA earlier than, having appeared within the film “Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more” and launched an album of ABBA covers, titled “Dancing Queen,” in 2018.

“I knew I needed to do one thing,” Cher informed Billboard in an interview revealed Monday. “I really began studying and rehearsing the tune once I was in England final 12 months, however didn’t document it then. It was tough!”

However now the tune has much more which means for the Kennedy Middle honoree, provided that she one way or the other escaped the COVID-19 disaster.

“This illness is sort of a shark. It’s an consuming machine,” she mentioned. “I knew greater than most Individuals as a result of I had associates in Italy who have been doing dwell reveals when it was there, and all people needed to simply get out.

“We have been fortunate we didn’t all come down with it as a result of my dancers and I have been actually 2 inches away from one another, respiratory proper into one another’s mouths onstage.”

You can also catch the “Chiquitita” music video premiere throughout UNICEF’s COVID-19 “digital particular” that may stream at eight p.m. Saturday on the group’s web site and YouTube channel.