Friday, June 14, 2024

Cher is Not in Her New Music Video for ABBA’s “SOS”– She Shot Material But Chose to Make it a Message


Cher’s new video for her ABBA cover of “SOS” is out. It’s pretty nice, and a social message about suicide prevention and support among women directed by Jake Wilson. But she’s not in it.

I’m told once the video was finished, Warner Music asked to have Cher included and they shot some footage to try and include her. Somewhere out there a version like this exists. But Cher really didn’t want to appear in it, to leave the video’s message pure and not involve a celebrity.

Still, there is one celebrity in “SOS.” That’s actress and singer Rumer Willis, in blonde curls, as part of the ensemble. Rumer has a great voice, but this time she left the singing to Cher.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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