It’s the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one for Celine Dion. And three years after losing her husband she is stronger than ever, calling herself “the boss.” Susana Victoria Perez has more.
Celine Dion delighted us Monday with the latest installment of James Corden’s signature bit, “Carpool Karaoke.”
The diva, who is ending her long-running Las Vegas residency in June and hitting the road to promote a new album, packed more music into her episode than any artist in recent memory, answering Corden’s questions in song form like a human jukebox.
“You really have a song for everything,” he marveled. She even foiled his attempt to stump her by talking about plumbing problems in his bathroom. After searching her head for an appropriate track, she switched to a pitch-perfect Rihanna impression: “Work work work work work,” sending Corden into hysterical laughter.
His next test for Dion: “I think you can make any song dramatic. Do you think you could make ‘Baby Shark’ dramatic?” The answer: Of course, she could – despite never having heard the song before – punctuating the earworm with a signature chest bump.
He also asked her a few hard-hitting questions about her shoe collection, which she estimated to be in the range of 3,000 to 5,000 pairs, and where she keeps them.
“I have a place in Las Vegas, let’s call it a warehouse,” she explained, adding that she had a computerized, mechanized shoe storage system at her Florida house.
“I talked to your assistants, and they said it’s time for a cull,” Corden said, suggesting they hand out some of her unworn shoes to people on the Vegas strip. After dispensing a pair of white boots, he checked in to see how she was feeling.
“I need alcohol,” replied a despondent Dion.
The duo started to sing “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” before Corden decided his Range Rover wasn’t a big-enough setting. Cut to them on a makeshift bow of a ship in front of the fountains at the Bellagio, complete with winter coats and Corden in a floppy Jack Dawson wig and Dion dropping a fake Heart of the Ocean necklace into the water.
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