Let’s face it, “Divas” get a bad rap. Some strut the prima donna persona. Think “big ego, high maintenance, drama queen.” But the word used to simply mean: an opera singer of stupendous talent and vocal prowess. Mag90, Pop Divas Reign in La La Land, takes the word at face value, to designate a gifted singer with a divine voice. Mariah Carey, with her phenomenal range and crystal clarity is the diva gold standard.
Music - March 01, 2017
At the age of 12, Céline Dion’s career was already the stuff of dreams (Eurovision, Titanic, Las Vegas…). Her extraordinary voice was heard around the planet.
What makes her so special? She can sing anything – from folk (“Terre”), to pop (“Loved me Back to Life”), to rap (“Treat her Like a Lady”). Her range defies belief! With ease and brio, the Canadian diva can sing any genre – you name it.;)
Céline Dion – “Terre”
Her silky vibrato has inspired legions of legendary artists, young and old. Think Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, to name just two of them. These two pop divas admire Céline’s phenomenal energy on stage and that satiny voice. Mika does Céline’s vocal exercises while on tour to keep his voice pitch-perfect! After all, if they can keep a voice like Céline’s purring, then hey, why not?;) But Beyoncé sums it up best: “I want to become a legend, like Céline Dion” – pretty high praise, coming from the Queen B herself!
And it isn’t only singers who are under her spell. Quebecker film director Xavier Dolan is a great example: he attends her concerts and includes her songs in his movies. Her “On ne change pas,” for example, anchors the soundtrack of his hit film Mommy. Yes, indeed, Céline Dion is way more than a magical voice, she’s a living legend!
Mommy – “On ne change pas” (complete scene)