Dancer Yanis Marshall impresses Shania Twain with special Pride tribute

By Meaghan Wray

Shania Twain is the latest Canadian star to celebrate the talents of esteemed French dancer Yanis Marshall. After making his mark in the music video for Celine Dion's song "Ashes", from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, the France native has danced his way onto Shania's radar via Vogue magazine. In a video to mark L.A's Pride month, the 28-year-old choreographed an elaborate routine to the country crooner's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" – and, unsurprisingly, Shania is a huge fan.

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After the amassing almost 80,000 views in a day, the 50-year-old singing sensation caught wind of the video and shared it on Twitter, writing: Oh yes @yanismarshall! I love it!! @voguemagazine". It's well-documented that Shania has a huge following, especially among the LGTBQ community. Last summer, the mother of one shared a heartfelt message for her LGTBQ fans, telling Billboard at a Spotify event in New York City: “It's so difficult to face your fears and I think a lot of people in this day and age are hopefully getting more comfortable with who they are and who are they are in their own skin."

The impressive video follows the dancer, who once appeared on Britain's Got Talent, as he twirls his way through downtown LA with two of his dancing pals. The incredible performers conduct a flash mob to the Canadian singer's hit track, to the applause and hollers of Pride-goers in the city. As they dance around town, the troupe takes selfies with adoring fans, who have likely seen Yanis before, given his incredible YouTube fame!

This is the second time this week that Shania's catalogue has taken centre stage in a memorable pop culture moment. Derek Hough and singer Nicole Scherzinger paid tribute to the Timmins native during a Shania-themed episode of Lip Sync Battle on Thursday (June 21). Before delivering a touching rendition of “Any Man of Mine,” Derek, 33, professed his love to the singer, exclaiming, “I’m so glad there are so many people here tonight to witness my 16-year-old fantasy come true!" Host Chrissy Teigen had some critiques for the Dancing with the Stars pro, but his childhood crush was nothing but impressed. “It was beautiful, and I really did feel swept off my feet,” gushed Shania.

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