Celine Dion sings a different tune than what she is used on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday.
“You sing these ballads all the time and I want you to keep growing as an artist, so we put some rap songs in the prompter and all you have to do is sing the words. However you feel,” DeGeneres told the 47-year-old singer, who seemed to be shocked about her assignment.
Dion started out with Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” followed by LMFAO’s “Shots” and Britney Spears‘ ‘Work Bitch,” which she made a little more PG-13: “I could not go on with what was written there, sorry about that.”
Her last song was Missy Elliott’s “Work It,” which prompted the singer to joke, “My career is going to end tonight.”
The “My Heat Will Go On” singer also spoke to DeGeneres about her late husband Rene Angelil, who died last January following a battle with cancer.
“That was his destiny and I still feel extremely fortunate that he has given me three magnificent children,” she said. “And I’m well because he’s not suffering anymore. Because the hardest thing is not to lose somebody you love but to see them suffer. So for me to know that he is in a place where he doesn’t suffer anyone makes me feel way better and second thing I’ve feel extremely fortunate as a mother that, it’s probably the thing I’m the most proud of and how I prepared my children for how to live with Dad. How to live with him without his presence.”
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