Beloved entertainer Céline Dion showed off her playful, goofy side when she participated wholeheartedly in “Carpool Karaoke” with “The Late Late Show” host James Corden.
The star pulled out all the stops for the hilarious segment, belting out tune after tune, performing a dramatic rendition of “Baby Shark” and painfully giving away a few pairs of shoes from her large collection.
For the grand finale of the karaoke segment, Dion and Corden went all out and over-the-top with a memorable performance of perhaps Dion’s most famous song ever.
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) June 21, 2019
When Dion climbed into Corden’s car for a drive around Las Vegas, she made it apparent that she was ready to get her karaoke on. Corden could scarcely get in a word without Dion bursting into song, responding to all of Corden’s questions and comments with singing.
Impressed with her ability to find a song to fit any moment, Corden challenged Dion to try and take a silly kid’s song and make it dramatic.
Dion was up to the challenge and after hearing the melody to “Baby Shark,” she put her own, dramatically funny spin on the otherwise irritating song.
The conversation soon turned to a topic that Dion takes very seriously: her shoe collection. Corden and Dion could not agree on exactly how many shoes Dion has in her wardrobe, but a careful estimate is somewhere between 3,000 and 10,000.
Much to Corden’s amusement, Dion described her shoe “warehouse” located somewhere in Vegas and the sophisticated, computerized shoe organization system she kept at her Florida home.
With her beloved shoe collection fresh on her mind, Corden cheerfully announced that he had several pairs of Dion’s shoes with them in the car and it was her unhappy duty to give them away to strangers on the street.
Pain crossed the singer’s face as Corden rolled down the window and gleefully yelled out to bystanders, “Does anyone want a pair of Celine Dion’s shoes?”
Corden joked with Dion, reminding her that she now had just shy of ten thousand pairs of shoes left — parting is such sweet sorrow.
When Corden asked Dion what it was like to be so famous, she responded with a serious story about the birth of her first son.
She had not even held her newborn baby yet when she realized that the delivery was being publicized on television — there was a doctor announcing the birth and weight of her firstborn son to a network audience.
While being famous has its perks, there is little room for privacy.
With the ride about to come to a close, Corden and Dion had just one song left to sing together: “My Heart Will Go On,” famously featured in the 1997 “Titanic” movie.
Before we knew what was happening, Dion and Corden boarded a small boat and gave an especially dramatic performance of the song at the Fountains of Bellagio. The shooting fountains of water choreographed to the music was the hilarious, dramatic and perfect over-the-top performance to end what might have been the best “Carpool Karaoke” segment of all time.
Dion even dropped a necklace into the water in the end, appropriately mirroring a scene from “Titanic.”
Bravo to Dion and Corden for such a memorable and fun-filled performance.
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