On June 9, 2019, international superstar Céline Dion put on a spectacular last show for her record-breaking Caesar's Palace residency in Las Vegas.
After performing at the grand pantheon for 16 years, with a total of 1,144 shows, and even more standing ovations, the Grammy-award winner's final performance was just as spectacular as it has been since she first took her place in the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in 2003.
Céline Dion's 20-song set included her biggest hits such as “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” and “All by Myself," which garnered standing ovations from the jam-packed venue. She also performed a beautiful set of covers from Prince and Tina Turner.
The show was filled with moments tugged at heartstrings and brought out some tears, as the Canadian singer took a moment to pay tribute to her late husband and manager, René Angélil, with the help of her three children, René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy.
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There were some funny moments during the show as well, such as the time the "My Heart Will Go On" singer halted the show to when she noticed a fan hurriedly making his way to the restroom. The fan was greeted with a round of applause upon his return and was even teased by Céline, saying "We all waited for you! 4,300 people waited for you!"
Céline noticed a guy getting up to pee so she *held the show until he came back* I’m deceased pic.twitter.com/TZFs4cpH4Q— Hilary Hughes (@hilmonstah) June 9, 2019
Since it was the last time she would performing at the Colosseum, Céline decided to make her final show extra special by debuting her new song, "Flying On My Own" from her upcoming album Courage.
"I have been waiting for a long, long time for… It’s my brand new song. I have to admit that my knees are shaking right now, I’m very nervous," she said. But despite the nerves, she was her all in her powerful performance of her latest single. Watch the breathtaking moment below:
This may have been her last show in Sin City, but the 51-year-old diva is not stopping any time soon, as she is currently gearing up for her Courage World Tour in September. Let's hope that the tour includes a stop in Manila because her last show is still etched in our hearts and minds!
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A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 9 nephews and nieces.