nedeľa, 2. septembra 2012
Celine Dion : The Voice
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.