CELINE DION was clearly emotional last night as she revisited her iconic smash My Heart Will Go On at the Billboard Music Awards.
Billboard Music Awards 2017 Celine Dion marked the 20th anniversary of her heart-wrenching love song, “My Heart Will Go On,” by performing from inside a mile-high chandelier that hung from the venue’s ceiling at Sunday night’s (May 21) 2017 Billboard Music Awards. As it elevated, so did Dion’s vocals.
While she sang the emotive lyrics, scenes from Titanic — including the iconic kiss shared between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the bow of the doomed ship — played on the screen behind her. As the song reached its emotional climax, shimmering lights fell over the crowd.
She also wore a white gown with enormous sleeves as she sang in the middle of the T-Mobile Arena, earning a long standing ovation at the end of her powerful performance, after which she became visibly emotional.
Even co-host Vanessa Hudgens got teary and her co-host Ludacris called for another round of applause.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ballad, which earned an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best original song. The film’s soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was named soundtrack album of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.