French Canadian world sensation and singer Celine Dion will reportedly be bringing her act back to Las Vegas for an exclusive three-year engagement, and fans and local officials are excited about the return of the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning vocalist.
While holidays in Las Vegas have long been enhanced by regular appearances from international chart-topping artists, Celine Dion has been tipped to be the top draw in town, with the president of a local musicians’ union going as far to call her “the new Sinatra.”
Another group ecstatic about the return of the Quebecoise chanteuse is Caesar’s Palace, where she’ll be performing regular shows for a three-year contract after previously selling out performances regularly from 2003 to 2007.
“We grieved when she left, but we secretly knew she would come back,” said Gary Selesner, the president of Caesars Palace Casino. “We have a network of 40 million clients around the world, they have all been told about her return.”
Director of the show Ken Ehrlich said the new engagement would top the last with an all-new experience for fans of the singer.
“Celine is so confident and comfortable with herself that she has reached a new level. There is nothing she can’t do vocally,” he said. “When they did the first show, they had something to prove. This time, they have to surpass the bar they already set for themselves.”
Nevada magazine, in celebration of the city’s 100th anniversary, recently named Dion one of Vegas’ ten most influential artists, sharing space with Sinatra and Elvis.