Cyndi Lauper Performs “True Colors” On ‘America’s Got Talent’: Watch

Bradley Stern | September 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Over the years, pop legend Cyndi Lauper has had somewhat of an unofficial mentoring role within the world of singing reality TV competitions.

She’s performed “Time After Time” with Allison Iraheta on American Idol. She’s sang “Money Changes Everything” with Beverly McClellan on The Voice. And last night, the She’s So Unusual icon took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall to perform another timeless classic, “True Colors,” with finalist Emily West.

After Emily crooned a few opening bars, the seasoned vet arrived on stage to thunderous applause from the crowd, decked out in a chic rocker look. Together, the two dramatically delivered the anthemic track. It was a highly emotional performance and, although Emily did not go on to win the crown, certainly proved why she made it all the way to the top as a finalist. (And of course, Cyndi was a star…as always.)

Watch Cyndi perform “True Colors” up top, and let us know what you thought of the duet in the comments below.