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Cher performs 'Fernando' at CinemaCon to standing ovation

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm PST

This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Lily James and Alexa Davies in a scene from "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," in theaters on July 20. (Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures via AP)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Cher and a dozen backup dancers have brought the house down Wednesday in Las Vegas with a surprise performance of Abba’s “Fernando” for CinemaCon attendees, who responded with a standing ovation.

The legendary performer closed out Universal Pictures’ presentation at Caesar’s Palace.

Cher co-stars in the movie musical “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” She plays the mother of Meryl Streep’s character. The sequel hits theatres on July 20.

Oscar-winning director Damian Chazelle also gave the audience a first look at his upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” during Wednesday’s presentation. The film, which is Chazelle’s follow-up to “La La Land,” stars Ryan Gosling.