Celine Dion Refuses To Perform At Donald Trump Inauguration
According to TMZ, Celine Dion has refused to perform at Trump’s inauguration ceremony.
A source close to the 48-year-old star said she would not available for the January 20 event, not because she was anti-Trump, but because she was fully booked. The source said the My Heart Will Go On singer was billed to perform in Las Vegas the same day that Donald Trump was to be inaugurated as president in Washington DC.
The Caesars Palace production had penciled the superstar singer for the grand event before, but the singer had postponed the event numerous times because of her husband’s death. Celine’s fans are loyal and are known to plan their vacations to coincide with her concerts. The 48-year-old songstress has skipped high-profile events like the Oscars before, so insiders say her refusal to perform at the inauguration is nothing personal.
Celine Dion Chooses Fans Over Donald Trump Inauguration https://t.co/SO21PBEil2
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 23, 2016
Mark Burnett, co-producer on Trump’s reality hit TV-series, The Apprentice, spearheaded the effort to get Dion to perform. Las Vegas hotelier and long-time friend of Trump, Steve Wynn had allegedly promised to get the Power of Love singer to make it to Washington, but it did not work out as planned.
Stars like Garth Brooks, Elton John and opera singer Andrea Bocelli have turned down the opportunity to perform January 20, 2017. According to the Inquisitr, the 58-year-old blind opera singer was reportedly approached by Donald Trump after he attended one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden. Bocelli had agreed to Trump’s request but developed cold feet after a severe backlash on social media.
However, according to an alternative report, credited to Vanity Fair, Trump’s inaugural committee chairman, Thomas Barrack Jr. claimed the opera singer was the one who offered his services, but that he was politely turned down by the President-elect.
Andrea Bocelli fans vow boycott if he sings at Trump inauguration https://t.co/3PrQGJH7IV
— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) December 17, 2016
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