After dedicating her Las Vegas performance on Nov. 16 to the victims of the Paris attacks, Celine Dion will once again honour those affected by the tragedy with music. The Canadian star will sing a special rendition of the classic Edith Piaf song “Hymne à l'amour” at this Sunday’s (Nov. 22) American Music Awards (AMAs).
With lyrics like “we will have for us, eternity in the blue of all the immensity in heaven, no more problems my love do you believe that we love each other God, reunite those who love each other,” Celine’s performance of the emotional song is guaranteed to be a poignant moment during the awards show. AMAs producer Larry Klein said in a statement, “We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world. Celine’s performance will help us express our feelings through song when words do not suffice.”
More than 130 people lost their lives on Nov. 13 when terrorists targeted numerous highly populated sites across the French capital. Following the tragedy, President François Hollande declared three days of national mourning and celebrities shared their solidarity with the shaken city.
This year's AMAs will see other stellar performances by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Alanis Morissette, The Weeknd, Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, One Direction, Meghan Trainor and Carrie Underwood. And while Jennifer Lopez keeps the show moving as host, stars like Julianne Hough, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Chloë Grace Moretz and Paula Abdul will help hand out trophies to the winners.