Celine Dion is known for many things. Her amazing voice. Her French-Canadian heritage. Her Vegas show and her twins. What she’s probably not really known for is her rap.
There’s probably a reason for that. Or at least, that was our mindset before watching Dion perform a medley of rap songs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. Who knew that the 48-year-old had it in her?
Not us, but we have to hand it to her — she really worked it.
To be fair, Dion didn’t rap, per se. And that’s okay because when DeGeneres tasked her with performing the songs in the first place, her instructions were that Dion could sing them anyway she chose. So what we got instead of “rap” was a melodious, beautifully sung version of several popular hits.
Think LMFAO‘s “Shots,” (Dion was super into that one), and Missy Elliott‘s “Work It.” Nelly‘s “It’s Getting Hot in Here” and Britney Spears‘ “Work Bitch” rounded out the “surprise” samplings, which were accompanied by a pianist.
Our favourite part of the entire video (above) is watching Dion shake her booty and going with it — in fact if DeGeneres didn’t cut her off after each song we really think she could have kept going. To be honest we really wanted her to.
Maybe DeGeneres just thought she was too good?
Either way Dion killed it, proving that she really is the reigning queen of vocals. And luckily for audience members their own shows will be prolonged, since each one of them scored tickets to Dion’s show at Caesar’s Palace.
As a rapping Dion would say, we hope they have a bon voyage… bitches.