Near, far, wherever you are, stop what you’re doing right now. Celine Dion’s (arguably) most famous hit My Heart Will Go On was turned on his head overnight when American electro house musician Steve Aoki joined the Canadian balladeer on stage at a Las Vegas benefit show. The famous hook – which was a staple during Dion’s fashion and music renaissance that was 2017 – was overturned as the EDM powerhouse dropped the bass, cutting Dion’s falsetto. Then, well, those famous Celine dance moves – in shimmering silver flares no less – ensued.
The event raised AUD $1.3 million in honour of the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting which cost 58 people their lives at a music festival. As Dion is a resident performer in the heart of the city (she’s been doing renditions of Because You Loved Me and It’s All Coming Back To Me Now at the Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace since 2011), it was a benefit that felt close to her. “Our hearts will go on”, she posted to Instagram to accompany a photo of herself and Aoki.
In an interview with W magazine in 2007, Dion spoke of how she didn’t need to worry about trying different things anymore when it came to her craft. “In terms of music, I can try anything I want, even something that doesn’t work at all, because I’m not putting my career in jeopardy,” she said at the time. “Ten or 15 years ago, I had to prove to myself that I could do it. I needed to prove to the industry and the people around me that I could do it, so I didn’t take too many chances. Today is different. I feel like I can be edgier, because if it’s too much, we can always do another [album].”
Could you love Celine anymore?