Well, that was perfection!
Titanic turns 20 years old at the end of this year, so Celine Dion gave fans a treat at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21 when she performed her hit single from the movie, “My Heart Will Go On.”
The 49-year-old singer graced the stage wearing a white poofy-armed dress and sang her heart out (pun intended) to the soundtrack that’s been a staple since 1997 underneath an array of hanging crystals. Throughout the song, a montage of clips from the Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet classic played in the background. And by not much surprise, the crowd went wild before, during, and after her breathtaking performance.
Celine’s tribute to the drama comes just 16 months after the star lost her husband, René Angélil, to throat cancer at age 73.
At last year’s Billboard Music Awards, the mom-of-three was given the coveted Icon Award, and accepted the honor with a tribute to her late husband, singing an emotional rendition of Queen’s hit song, “The Show Must Go On.” “Thank you very much, this is such a tremendous honor. Music has been my passion since before I can almost remember. So many people have helped me get where I am today,” she said upon accepting her award.
After the performance — in which she was surprised onstage by her 16-year-old son, René-Charles Angélil — opened up about the experience. “To try to perform that song without collapsing was big enough and then I turned around and I saw my son. As a mother, I really, through this whole process of our new life, wanted to be strong,” she told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
“I thought I was going to make it through the whole night without tears and show strength, and love won,” Celine continued. “I just collapsed. I’m very thankful for the award and proud of my family so much.” We can’t wait to see what she comes out with next year!
Click through the gallery below to see the cast of Titanic through the years!
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