nedeľa, 2. septembra 2012

Celine Dion : The Voice

WITH MORE THAN 200 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE, ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST GLAMOROUS VOCAL ARTISTS OF ALL TIME CONTINUES HER REIGN AS AN INTERNATIONAL ICON WITH A HIGH-FLYING VEGAS REVUE. SEE CELINE DION AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE

When Celine Dion swans into the room, time stops and all eyes land on the singer. With the patience of a saint and an honest-to-goodness sincerity, she greets each guest individually, one minute high-fiving a casino baller, the next crouched down on one knee, tears in her eyes, telling a young girl with cancer how happy she is to see her. Moments later the star shifts from lighting up the room to igniting the stage. And for a hundred scintillating minutes she performs her best-known ballads, pop hits, and even an Adele medley. Throughout, she makes adoringly corny jokes, which her dedicated fans thoroughly appreciate. (Can you imagine Madonna building a whole bit around the rhyme “It’s been a pleasure in every measure?”) She moves about the stage like a cross between a ballerina and a drag queen. The whole show revolves around her; the only other participant, besides a 30-piece orchestra, is a hologram of (you guessed it) Celine, which joins her in a duet. For the grand finale, Dion takes flight, her gown flapping in the wind as waterfalls cascade all around her. Seven standing ovations and an encore later, the crowd files out into the sweat-suited, smoky mass of Caesar’s casino, smiles plastered on their faces. Many then flock to the Celine Dion gift shop to buy programs, T-shirts, shot glasses, wine corks, feathered boas, military caps, key chains, clutch bags, and rhinestone-encrusted watches, all emblazoned with the performer’s face and logo.
“I’ve been an open book all my life, and I think that’s why people like me,” Dion says after the show. She is petite, polite, and lets her Québecois accent slip when not using her stage voice. “I’ve been criticized for it, but I’m not forcing myself to be the person that you see.” For this story—her first non-promotional photo shoot in six years—Celine channeled her inner playfulness. “I’m like this in my real life,” she says, smiling. “I was scared a little bit because this was so different for me, but I’m glad I did it. Usually there’s always a reason when I do a photo shoot, there’s not the opportunity to go crazy. With this it was two in the morning and I was still jumping on the trampoline. In the house, in my normal life, we are always playing. It doesn’t seem this way on stage, but I’m playing a lot.”


Celine Dion : The Voice

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