The Queen of Canada channels the King of Pop….Celine Dion, the biggest-earning performer on the Las Vegas Circuit, returns to Caesar’s Palace this month, where she previously appeared in five years of sold-out shows before leaving The Strip in 2007 for a year-long world tour followed by another year of family time. The new three-year production pays tribute to Old Hollywood, with a 31-person orchestra dressing the stage, including an entourage of guitarists, backup singers, drummers and a pianist, all without a yelp out of place. In addition to Celine’s signature ballads, the show will also feature a couple of tunes from another voice familiar to music fans.
“I admired Michael a lot,” says Dion, adding that she first took notice of the future music legend when a young Michael sang “Ben” live on the tube in 1972.
Celine reprises that song as well as Jackson’s 1987 anthem “Man in the Mirror” in Celine.
“I’ll never forget the day he came to see my show (A New Day),” she says. “He sat toward the back. Afterward he came to talk to me. He wanted to know about doing the show, what it took. I think he was interested in maybe doing the same thing on the Strip.”