The whole world is in love with Adele right now as her album 25 has sold over 7 million copies in the United States alone since its November 20 release. She's caught the attention of one of the best-selling artists in music history. While performing at her New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas, the top entertainer in Vegas' history Céline Dion introduced her rendition of Adele's massively successful lead single "Hello." Joining a long list of covers of the song, Dion kept it simple and even a little awkward in that way only she can do and is known for.
Introducing the song, "So tonight, if I may, I would like Adele to be part of our New Year's Eve," she said before the crowd cheered. Though the audience probably knew she was joking about where she was going with the dialogue, she says, "So don't panic, she's not in the building" followed by laughter from concert goers. One fan enjoying the show is heard saying, "It's okay we love you!"
Always silly and making the audience giggle, Dion puts the microphone up to her ear, taps it, wondering where Adele is. "Do we need to change the battery in my microphone? It kind of lost it a bit. Adele, hello? Hello?" she says clearly indicating what song she would sing. "Just for fun, okay?" Dion says while the opening piano chords begin to play.
Céline Dion took on "Hello" in her unique coo-ing French Canadian style with little cracks in her voice. Dion didn't over sing the track nor did she sing it all. In fact, she cut it short and added in her own lyrics to thank the audience. "Hello, I love ya/ Hello, Happy New Year/ Hello, I thank you/ Hello, be safe" she sings before ending the song with one last "hello."
While "Hello" is a wildly successful song and Dion's record over three decades makes her one of the best in history, "Hello" indeed was "just for fun." The track doesn't suit Dion's voice well but nevertheless, someone of her calibre giving a shoutout to one of today's best voices is all that's needed.
The cover took place at The Colosseum, the venue built especially for her at the turn of the century for her run of "A New Day... Live" that continued to be extended. Dion recently returned to the venue in August after postponing her career indefinitely due to her husband's failing health. However, she and her husband made the decision to have her keep going and hired a new manager while he sits to the side more.