Shania Twain Dubs Celine Dion As One Of The “Greatest Vocalists Of All Time”

On her 1997 Come on Over album, the country music icon Shania Twain let us know that not much impresses her, but when it comes to her fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Celine Dion, Twain is definitely dazzled.  Twain recently spoke about…

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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Posted on March 30, 2022

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Shania Twain and Celine Dion; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

On her 1997 Come on Over album, the country music icon Shania Twain let us know that not much impresses her, but when it comes to her fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Celine Dion, Twain is definitely dazzled. 

Twain recently spoke about Dion on the latest episode of Home Now Radio on Apple Music Hits, when she shared some of her favorite hits including “I Drove All Night.” This song was originally recorded by award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times Best Selling author, Cyndi Lauper, also known for her famous pop song, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” In 2003, Dion recorded her own version of “I Drove All Night,” which Twain made sure to include in her list and then pay a high compliment to the female powerhouse. 

“Now, I love this song, but my favorite version of this song is by Céline Dion,” Twain shared before adding that not only is it a song she enjoys listening to, but it has also become a step in her pre-show preparations. “The Céline Dion version is part of my vocal warm-up routine before shows. Any Céline Dion recording is a vocal challenge for me anyway because she’s one of our greatest vocalists of all time.”

Besides the fact that they were both born in Canada, Twain and Dion have a few other things in common – their incredible talent and their ability to command a crowd from any stage they step onto. These artists first started out in the music industry in the ’90s and to this day they have the capability to fill a venue full of fans singing every word of their songs back to them. Twain revealed that she uses Dion’s music in her warm up routine to “challenge” herself.

“All of her vocals are a positive vocal exercise for me that I take on as challenges, especially up in the higher range, and ‘I Drove All Night’ is one of those songs.”

The “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” singer recently announced that she will be ending her two-year long “Let’s Go!” Las Vegas residency. Twain will close out her show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino over the course of three months in 2022. The final dates will include June 3–18 and Aug. 26–Sept. 10. Canadian residents will also get the chance to see her headline the upcoming Boots and Hearts Music Festival on Aug. 4 to 7, 2022, at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont.

As for Dion, she had to cancel what was supposed to be the previously rescheduled dates of the North American leg of her “Courage World Tour” due to ongoing health issues. She was able to perform on the first half of her tour before postponing the rest of the dates that were set for 2020. 

Twain and Dion have previously revealed that they would be open to doing a collaboration, but no further announcements have made in those regards. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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