So, this is weird. I have this Céline Dion clip reel prepared for today (see below), and before I could even post it, my inbox was blowing up with news of the first one being mentioned in the New York Daily News today. I don't usually like to acknowledge such media mentions here, as it just looks like bragging, but the synergy on this was too irresistible. Here's the item:
Celine Dion is corrupting the youth of Broadway.
The fresh-faced cast of "Spring Awakening" has become obsessed with an affectionate parody tribute to the singer, available online, called "Celine Dion is Fucking Amazing."
"They watch the video every night before they go on, to get ready," laughs an insider. "And they try to crack each other up onstage by whispering lines from the video to each other that the audience can't hear."
One young star, when addressing the audience to take up a charity collection after the performance, quoted banter from Dion's Las Vegas show verbatim: "Everybody's feeling good tonight? Well, I'm glad you're feeling good, because we're feeling awesome."
As commentary on the video points out: "Got that? You are good. She is awesome. She wins."
Cute, right? Anyway, the new video's below. It's made up of clips from that CBS special that aired Friday. Probably not as titanic as the first video, but her insanity is always notable. I like the idea of covering her sporadically, as weirdness strikes. Céline is the new Winston.