Her heart won't go on and she's not preaching the power of love - no, Lady Gaga has another Celine Dion favourite at the top of her repertoire. While participating in Vogue's 73 Questions series, the superstar revealed that her go-to karaoke song is by the French-Canadian chanteuse. "Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, 'The Prayer'," she answered without skipping a beat.
Both at the top of their game, the two singers have something else in common - "Lady," as she prefers to be called, is following in Celine's footsteps by heading to Sin City for a special residency this fall. When asked about her next dream gig, she said, "I'm dreaming up playing in Vegas and I haven't done that yet but I will be this coming winter."
Never one to settle for the status quo, the 32-year-old is producing two separate shows as part of her residency; ENIGMA, which features her pop hits, and JAZZ & PIANO, which pairs stripped-down version of her hits with ditties from the Great American Songbook. The show kicks off on Dec. 28 and runs until Oct. 17.
While one would think that the mother of three would have great advice to pass down to the "Bad Romance" singer, Celine has said that she's got no words of wisdom for Mother Monster. “First of all, this girl knows exactly what she’s doing," the "All By Myself" singer told Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. "She knows what to do. And I will never, ever, ever, in my whole life tell somebody professional, super talented like she is how to do things. I’m going to go see her show.” But she added that she'd be down to duet! “I would love that, I love her so much," the 50-year-old said. "I can’t wait! Come on, Lady Gaga, we’re waiting for you!”
Gaga revealed her dream duets to Vogue and, sadly, Celine didn't make the list (though fans should never say never!). "More Tony [Bennett], more Elton [John] and Stevie Wonder" are her dream collabs, and she admitted that the best advice she's ever received came from Tony, through Duke Ellington. "Number one, never give up. Number two, never not listen to number one."
And she's definitely listened! Through the highs and lows of her career, Lady Gaga has continued to evolve and push the boundaries. From the moment she knew she'd made it - "When I heard 'Just Dance' on the radio for the first time in Canada!" - to her celebrated film debut in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born, this Lady isn't going anywhere. Of her legacy, she knew right away how she'd like to go down in history. "I would like to be remembered for the message behind born this way, I would like to be remembered for believing that people are equal, I would like to be remembered for being courageous and different."