Celine Dion’s tribute to Paris at AMAs captivates the world, leaves audience sobbing

It was by far the most meaningful performance of the 2015 American Music Awards.

Superstar Celine Dion, in her native French language, took to the stage Sunday night to sing a powerful classic song, Edith Piaf’s 1940s “Hymne à L’Amour” to honor the victims of the Paris attacks.

Members of the audience sobbed.

From ABC:

The song ended with an image of the Eiffel Tower and the crowd rose for a standing ovation.

“We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world,” producer Larry Klein said in a statement to Billboard before the show. “Celine’s performance will help us express our feelings through song, when words do not suffice.”

The song was written by Piaf in the late 1940s after her lover, French boxer, Marcel Cerdan, died in a plane crash.


The introduction to the song by American actor/singer Jared Leto was equally touching before he threw in a plug for immigrants and dropped Barack Obama’s name randomly:



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