Celine Dion’s acceptance speech at the Billboard Awards moves audience to tears
Celine Dion, the Canadian pop diva and five times Grammy Award winner needs no introduction. The woman who immortalized the movie Titanic by her memorable song ‘My heart will go on’ was felicitated with the Billboard Icon Award at the Billboard Awards on Sunday, May 22nd in Las Vegas. What will make this Billboard night memorable was Celine Dion’s acceptance speech and her powerful rendition of a Queen favorite ‘The show must go on”. It brought the house down.
1 A Superb Rendition of Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’
Celine has been recovering emotionally from the death of her husband, Rene Angelil who died in January this year. For Celine, the rendition of the Queen song held tremendous meaning as it depicted her own emotional state. For her, indeed the show must go on despite the emotional upheaval.
Celine Dion delivered a fantastic acceptance speech which brought thundering applause and tears to the audience, which was the part of the highest ever rated Billboard Awards Night watched by 10 million people, both live and on television.
2 Surprise Presenter of the Billboard Icon Award
The superstar’s rendition of ‘The show must go on’ was significant as it was backed not only by orchestra but the world famous violinist, 29-year-old Lindsey Sterling. Celine, now 48, looked stunning in her metallic gown and rocked the night with its most memorable performance yet.
The emotional highlight of the moment came when Dion’s eldest son Rene Charles was brought onto the stage By Seal. Little did Rene know that he was to be the surprise presenter of the Billboard Icon Award to Celine Dion, his Mother. It was most natural that Dion couldn’t contain herself and broke into tears.
3 A Tear Jerking Acceptance Speech by Celine
In Celine’s own words “I’m so sorry for crying. I want to be so strong for my family, and my kids and I didn’t expect that.” Celine thanked her son saying “I don’t want to cry in front of you, but you make me so happy,”
Celine made Rene stand beside her and delivered a tear jerking speech of thanks to all those who were instrumental in making her what she was today. Dion has always been passionate about music and although she mentioned it wasn’t possible to name everybody, all those who had molded her to success knew how grateful she was to them. She ended her speech with the words ‘The show must go on”. Watch the video of Celine’s acceptance speech on the next page.
4 Celine Dion Brings The House Down. Rocks Billboard Night With Powerful Performance
Celine Dion’s acceptance speech stole the moment at the Billboard Awards, held at the T-Mobile Arena but equally powerful was her super rendition of Queen’s legendary hit ‘The show must go on”. The pop diva literally brought the house down. Celine Dion has always been a powerful figure in the music industry and in her career she has had a number of successful achievements, noteworthy among them being five Grammy Awards and becoming the second highest and best selling female artist in the US. Watch Celine’s performance by clicking on the video below.