Celine Dion is a big talent, whether it is original music or covering songs, while showcasing her own style during “Celine” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. There are many artists who have been influenced by the great Celine with thriving careers of their own and below are four favorites.
Faith Hill released "There You'll Be," which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie, “Pearl Harbor.” The song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was nominated for a Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. "There You'll Be" was first offered to Celine, who turned it down.
Country superstar Martina McBride has been called “Celine Dion of country music” because of her amazing vocal range and her number of hits. McBride has also won a large number of awards, just like Celine, and can really belt out a ballad, just like Celine. Both performers give back through charity work and both are hard-working performers.
At the age of 18, Josh Groban was called by producer David Foster to stand-in for sick Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer,” with Celine Dion for the Grammy Awards. From this experience, his career took off with appearances, shows, releases, and he even sang at California Governor's Gray Davis' 1999 inauguration. Celine and Groban would perform "The Prayer” as a duet during Celine’s CBS TV special, “That's Just the Woman in Me.”
When Celine was asked by a fan via twitter which artists she would like to work with, Celine answered that she would love to work with Rihanna and she is a big fan. According to Grazia magazine, Rihanna said, "I love Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Bob Marley. I would watch their videos all day long on TV because that's what they would play in the Caribbean. I would start mimicking everything I heard."
With performances scheduled through Jan. 17, 2016, tickets for “Celine” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace are available for Oct. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or right here on axs.com. Ticket prices are $55 to $250 and prices include live entertainment tax.