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Posted Tyler1991 on 27 August 2015 - 11:36 PM
Posted wjd on 11 June 2015 - 03:10 PM
Her top countries...
01 - Philippines - 89,600,046 total views
02 - United States - 68,619,372 total views
03 - Brazil - 64,521,293 total views
04 - France - 46,382,004 total views
05 - Mexico - 32,326,631 total views
06 - Indonesia - 29,561,632 total views
07 - United Kingdom - 27,026,516 total views
08 - Italy - 20,828,436 total views
09 - Canada - 20,515,238 total views
10 - Poland - 19,112,454 total views
She is nearly 200m views ahead of Mariah, nearly 300m views ahead of Whitney, more than 500m views ahead of Madonna and more than 825m views ahead of Janet Jackson.
No other artist of her generation is remotely close to her.
Posted stevo on 14 January 2016 - 05:06 PM
My love. We have seen it all.
We are here for her and their story will go down as one of the real love stories. That is what her life is about. Her love for René. And we share it with her and for her. I hope she has the strength to get through this.
Posted tristan.josef on 04 February 2019 - 11:36 AM
If he's seen/heard something, he has seen/heard something. Of course with Céline, not everything turns out to be true, but he wouldn't lie about this..
Thanks for the support, buddy! (And others!) Yes, of course this doesn't mean that everything is 100% definite and set in stone, but rather a really good indication of what's to come. It's correct that I do work in the industry, and it's around this time that venues are booking space and dates for events for the next calendar year in advance. It's also what we were expecting and guessing at, so I wasn't too surprised. This was shared with me because they know what a fan I was. Take it or leave it, but wanted to at least share with those of you who do care about something that is being discussed. Now we wait for official confirmation! (Although I imagine they might wait until the Vegas show closes or right before to make sure people buy all those tickets up first)
Posted smw on 12 November 2015 - 10:34 PM
I was sad to leave but now that I live in LA, thankfully I’m just a short drive away.
Vegas is lovely this time of year. It’s chilly at night (which I LOVE!). The Bellagio water show was magical, as always. I was able to see some great shows when I was in Vegas for the “Celine” première back in 2011. And, this time, I was able to see MYSTERE and KA in the same night. All the Cirque du Soleil shows I've seen are incredible! I hope to see O one day soon since that’s the show that inspired Celine to work with Franco Dragone.
Since people were claiming that Celine was feeling sick, I was totally prepared for the Tuesday and Wednesday shows to be cancelled. Celine canceling has happened to me before—back in March 2007. So I made a game plan to go see Britney and O if the shows got cancelled!
As we all know, the shows went on and they were FANTASTIC. Tuesday night, I had wonderful seats in the VIP Box of Front Orchestra 4. I purposefully got aisle seats for my partner and myself so that I would be near Celine when she walked by during IMMORTALITY. At first, I got worried because the VIP box is literally boxed in with a gold handrail. Luckily, it didn’t get in our way when Celine walked by—and we were easily able to step over it when the time came! My partner and I were able to get an awesome video with her doing this moment in the show and she was so beautiful and gracious. It was surreal to stand next to her and put my arm around her as she sang. I’ll never forget that moment!! My first actual interaction with Celine Dion. Amazing.
There is so much to love about this new show. The new visuals, overall, are stunning. The gowns all look even better in person than in pictures/videos. The show has a great energy to it. And most importantly, Celine’s tone is in top form!
That’s what got me so excited when I got to see Celine's Vegas premiere back in 2011. Her beautiful tone that, in my opinion, wasn’t as “pretty” during the TCWT and certainly not during A New Day… had returned.
Her voice still sounds rested and powerful.
Celine's attitude and energy were so great for both the Tuesday and Wednesday shows! She seems relaxed and really seems to just live in the moment. I remember when I went to see A NEW DAY… back in 2005 and 2006, she seemed, at times, a bit robotic. But I think not having to perform as frequently as she did back then is helping a lot.
I sometimes find it difficult to remain the moment when I’m at a Celine concert. I feel like I’ve got to record or take pictures or pay extra attention to every little detail or observe other audience members to make sure they’re enjoying it too – so the best moments of the show for me were when the show demanded my attention.
Highlights of the show for me:
I SURRENDER is such a wonderful opener. It's amazing to see audience members in awe of Celine. I love that she opens the show with one of her best power ballads and you can tell that some of the people who were dragged to the show actually got excited! It really feels special to be in the presence of Celine during this moment. It also didn't bother me that the opening video montage was so energetic and then it shifts to such a dramatic song. (For the record: I would love it if, down the road, the video montage is all of Celine again. Though, like I've said before, I think Celine has been drawing strength from her fans lately. So it makes a lot of sense for the fans to be integrated into the show -- not only in the opening video but also during IMMORTALITY.)
The jazz segment of the show is SO stunning. The red curtain, Celine’s sexy dress and movements, and her velvety voice are just the best. It’s a different flavor entirely and reminds people that they are in the presence of an Icon just like Ella or Frank.
The entire IMMORTALITY section is really special. I was worried that it was going to be super awkward with all of us fans jumping up to snap photos with Celine. But Celine makes so many jokes about it that it’s really fun. Both nights, SO many fans bombarded her for pictures. And she was so gracious and really seems to enjoy it! If she didn’t enjoy it, I’m positive something would be done about to stop it. I hope some videos surface of some of the funny comments Celine makes about the crazy obsessed fans (like myself). It’s hilarious and, even if you’re not seated in that section, it seems like the entire audience thinks it’s pretty special that Celine takes the time to snap some photos and engage with her fans. This is one of those moments that really humanizes Celine. And this section of the show is probably quite different each night. So it doesn’t feel rehearsed or routine.
The second night, as a lot of you know, there was a guy with a Celine tattoo on his arm—and Celine loved it! Also, Celine actually gave the microphone to another lovely fan and she got to sing the end of IMMORTALITY for Celine as Celine watched from a seat in the audience! When that moment was done, it took a moment for Celine to get back into the show. It was cute. The fan's name is Maria, and Celine sang a few lines from "Maria" from West Side Story. She told the audience to go buy tickets for Maria's show! It was all very in the moment and refreshing.
INCREDIBLE didn’t bother me like I thought it would. I like the song. I really enjoyed the performances of it back in 2013. But I was not thrilled it was part of the set list. But Celine sounded great on it and it was fine.
The audience was totally mesmerized by ALL BY MYSELF on both nights. It’s almost as thought they've forgotten for a minute that they’re in the presence of an Icon – then smoke fills the stage and she belts those notes and it lifts the entire night.
The whole last section of the show is just divine! It’s like Celine feels free at this point in the night to just have a blast. She seems to really LOVE performing the Prince songs. And she sounds absolutely stellar on PURPLE RAIN. It was mind blowing. There's a phenomenal vibe during this song. Everyone's in the moment.
The long dress for RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH didn’t bother me at all! It’s just so different from what we’re used to seeing – I think the length just caught us off-guard. She was still able to move about the stage and she had a lot fun onstage! We still see those sexy legs when she moves!
I much prefer THE SHOW MUST GO ON now that it’s in the Vegas show as opposed to TCWT. It makes more sense that she would sing this song now. And she sounds incredible. Those belts are insane!!
Throughout the show and at the end, the audience on both nights gave standing ovations (of course) and she sang MY HEART WILL GO ON live both nights. I really tried to let that soak in. I’ve been fortunate to see Celine live several times in my life and I know that this song was pretty much always lipped. But it was so special to hear it live again -- considering James Horner. I love that they pay tribute to him in the show.
OVER THE RAINBOW just blows my mind. This is what I mean when I talk about Celine’s “tone”. She sounds absolutely stunning on this song. The tone is reminiscent to when she sings S’IL SUFFISAIT D’AIMER. It just captivates me and could make me weep. It just reminds me of the young girl who had a big dream and now she’s an Icon. It makes me think of her dream and Rene's dream and all that they've accomplished together. I absolutely adore that it ends the show and I hope the show always ends with a special song such like this one.
I hope the show continues to evolve. It seems like they could easily switch things out as time goes on. I would love to see Celine on more elevated platforms like during MY HEART WILL GO ON. She's a diva, after all!
There’s truly not a dull moment in the show. The acoustic set is lovely -- but I can see how some people wouldn't be as excited by this moment. I love those songs and appreciate the idea of making the show feel more "intimate" but perhaps this section can be spruced up down the road.
The show contains a great mix of songs that offers something to pretty much all audience members. Selfishly, I wish the show were longer and that there were more French songs!
Both nights I was there, the show seemed pretty much (if not entirely) sold out. You can find all sorts of great clips on Instagram!
On Tuesday, I waited outside for Celine’s car to pull out. I waited for HOURS. It was not the best idea. I had no clue it would take so long. From what I can tell, Celine will not be doing anything more than a friendly wave until the weather warms back up. So if it’s worth it to you to wait for a wave, then do it!
The Celine Boutique was fine. There’s a mix of merchandise in there—Rod Stewart, Elton, Mariah, Reba. It was mostly Celine and they had a few decent things. But it wasn’t super impressive. Nor was the program that great. I actually didn't even buy one! There weren't enough new pictures in there for me. Celine's store sure beat Britney’s store though! I walked over to Planet Hollywood to inspect things and it was not what I expected.
It was great to see so many Celine posters throughout Vegas! It’s certainly apparent that the QUEEN is back. Most of the folks who live and work in Vegas seem to really embrace her, however, I did have one taxi cab driver who didn’t speak very nicely about Rene’s gambling and Celine’s legendary status. He claimed all sorts of silly, untrue things about Celine and her career—and, at first, I felt the need to school him but I just let it go when I saw he wouldn’t back down. It just got on my nerves to think that some other fans might believe his false claims. Oh well! He also seemed a bit drunk... So that was lovely.
I got the INCREDIBLE opportunity to meet Celine on Wednesday. An assistant took us down an elevator (beneath the theatre) and then walked us down a long hallway and finally took us to a very nice waiting room with fancy sofas and curtains. They split me/my partner and a few other fans into a groups and explained that Celine would be coming in shortly. They told us we could not ask for autographs or take our own pictures because Celine would be in a hurry. It was very organized and her assistants were very nice. They gave us water bottles and kept asking if we were comfortable.
I was able to talk to one of her assistants briefly. Some men who worked for Gucci were there and they were giving Celine some sort of gift (a sketch of a dress?). I wasn’t really sure. These two guys also had a lengthy conversation with Celine’s assistant about when she worked with Tommy Mottola. Celine's assistant claimed that Celine loved working with Tommy. The two Gucci guys apparently work with Tommy sometimes? It was weird.
I wasn’t able to get much insider information out of the assistants. I tried to ask what song she’d perform for the Sinatra tribute. But the assistant just said that she couldn't remember. She said she just read it on a sheet of paper but had forgotten. I'm sure she was just not wanting to leak the information! And then she went on to explain how much Celine loves Frank Sinatra and admires how he “sings every syllable”. I told her assistant that I wish there were more French songs in the show, and she was receptive to that.
The assistant also said that Celine was doing some interviews earlier that night which was why it was taking a while for Celine to come down.
Another fan mentioned waiting SO LONG for Celine to come out of the garage after the shows at night, and they explained that Celine’s work day begins when she arrives at the Colosseum. So they do some business after the shows. She also said that Celine loves to shop and that they do a lot of shopping after the shows.
At this point, it’s nearing show time. Some security guards come in and inspected us fans a bit. And then, finally, Celine’s entourage comes in.
They tell us that they’ll hold any of our personal belongings when we walk up to meet her. And they remind us that this is going to be fast. I was curious if she would be in her first costume, since it was pretty much 7:30 at this point.
My partner and I are the second group to get to meet Celine. So when she first enters, I just hear her. I of course feel weak in the knees because she’s just behind the curtain.
But then I just allow myself to enjoy the moment. When it’s our turn, it’s incredibly surreal. I walk up to her, and I can hardly comprehend what’s happening! She’s wearing a very pretty dark dress similar to one we’ve seen in other photos. I walk right up to her and introduce myself. It was pretty amazing to hear her say my name!
Then my partner introduces himself. She, of course, is very kind and gracious. I quickly remember how fast this is going to be – and there were so many things I wanted to ask her - so I just immediately say…
“I’m looking forward to the new French album!”
She puts her arm around my partner and me, pauses as we all smile for a few photos, then when the photos are done, she says…
“Well, thank you! But the album's not recorded yet. I’m working on it!” Maybe she meant it’s not completed yet? Who knows.
Then I say…
“I’m also looking forward to the Sinatra tribute that’s coming up soon.”
She jokes and says…
“Wow! You know more about what’s happening in my career than I do! So I’m not going to ask you any questions. I don’t want to know anymore!” It was funny. She was implying she didn’t want to know about all of the things she’s got lined up.
Then it was apparent that it was time for the next group to come in. So I reached my hands out to her, she took them, and I thanked her for everything. She was incredibly kind and warm and she thanked me too. She then took my partner’s hands and thanked him. He told her that we were both looking forward to the show and he said “toi toi toi!”. She said hugged us bye and said “Ciao!”
Michel Dion was there too and he’s actually the one who showed us the way to the hallway that lead us to the elevator that took us back to the lobby. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the photos that were taken!
This has certainly been an eventful week! I captured some great audio and video footage. I hope to share that soon!!
Posted MrTim212 on 07 October 2016 - 12:37 PM
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Posted LukeD on 04 August 2017 - 03:25 AM
Posted crislyne on 05 June 2016 - 12:43 PM
Still new on this forum, but wanted to share my experience of the Billboards I was lucky enough to get a package that included the rehearsals and I can tell you she did NOT lip at the the rehearsals There was only about 50 of us in around sec 6 and for some crazy reason, by the time Celine's rehearsal came on, it was just me and my 'minder' (I know! WHA!?!?!? How could people leave before Celine!?!?!?! I called her my 'minder' or 'babysitter' because although she was quite nice, she was someone from Dick Clark productions making sure we didn't do any recordings, whatsoever. Trust me, I tried!). There were very few people left in the arena and Celine's voice was so powerful, we could hear her actual voice without amplification from where we sat! We already knew it was going to be a special performance because at her rehearsal, we were in tears! The minder had never seen Celine live and she thought she was amazing Also, RC was NOT at the rehearsal, so that was truly a surprise for Celine!
I watched the broadcast after I saw it live and I can tell you, it was far more powerful and emotional live! After the performance, everyone around me was in tears! Then when RC came out, the house just lost it! It was an incredible, honest and loving feeling in the air from Celine and the crowd! Ciara's speech about hugging her was NOT on the teleprompters - it was from her heart I think everyone can't help but just love Celine
I am truly grateful and blessed that I got to be a part of that experience During this trip, I met some amazing and wonderful fans from around the world and it's prompted me to try to post and share with other fans who share my great love for Celine and her talent
Hmmm...I'm so new to this forum, I thought I could just upload my pic from the Billboards of Celine, but I guess I can't? I'll post it on social media somewhere and refer to it:
Posted actofcontrition on 14 June 2014 - 11:03 PM
and then she continued to sing that was very funny!
Posted LukeD on 04 August 2017 - 04:16 AM
The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face
Yesterday at around 1.30 pm, while I was sitting in the Hyatt Regency Hotel lobby discussing the possibility of seeing Celine in person, Celine passed by! She was only a couple of meters away from where I was standing. I could not believe my eyes. She had her hair up, no make up, sun glasses, she was moving fast but quietly. She visited the bar for seconds to possibly leave what she was drinking there and then she vanished into another room, in which I believe there were elevators. I sat at the lobby until 3.30 pm waiting for her to leave the hotel for rehearsals. Pepe, whom I had met before at around 1.00 pm and is a lovely man, had told me they would be leaving at around 3.00 pm for rehearsals, so this is how I had the information.
So there she is at around 3.30 pm moving in the lobby, this time I manage to have a look at her face. Me, CelinesDIVO5 and FlyMeToTheMoon, who is a very cool and smart fan by the way, stood up from our seats as Celine was passing by and we started clapping. There were few other fans there clapping us well. Celine waved at us, smiled in a polite, calm way. She gave me the impression of a classy human being who had been through a lot of pain. I could see that in her smile! She then vanished into an another area where she would be prepared to leave the hotel. After a while she moved out of that room, surrounded by team members. As she was approaching us a fan told Celine that she had broken her leg to get tickets, which was apparently a lie; a lie that worked wonders as it resulted in Celine taking a selfie with her and then with everyone who asked her. I have a video of this moment which I will share later, when I learn how to share videos in the forum.
Then I approached Celine to have a photo with her! She smelt so nice! I noticed how thin she was, her upper body is very narrow! She is of the same height as I am! I wanted to give her a hug but my anxiety to take a nice photo took over! I took my phone out and she told me in the softest voice 'Up'! I laughed and held the phone higher! I turned the camera on but it was on zoom mode because of the video I had taken earlier. I said ''now THAT is close'' and she laughed! Celine Dion actually found what I said funny! And she laughed! We took this lovely photo together in which I look as if I had a stroke. Lovely moment! Unforgettable moment!
Celine then went outside to meet other fans, sign autographs and take photos with them! Amazing spirit! I think we should all realise and appreciate that taking photos with us, in which she has to smile, is a favour she is doing us! As I said before, she seems like frail person who has been through a lot.
I will share a review of the concert later.