Celine Dion Reacts after Sam Smith Called Her Vocal Performance Out of This World
Céline Dion sweetly responded to singer Sam Smith's outpour of praise after calling her vocal performance out of this world and listing it as part of his all-time favorite renditions.
After Sam Smith showered praises on Céline Dion for her impressive musical prowess, the iconic singer has returned the favor via a heartwarming shoutout. Hours after Smith's interview as shared on Twitter, Dion replied, writing:
"Aww, thank you so much, @samsmith. It was great to see you last year in London, and forget about me - I think you're so amazing!! [...]"
The five-time Grammy Award winner's response received over 1,000 likes and several retweets. Smith, in the interview about his favorite vocal performances, listed Dion at the top.
Although Dion and Smith have never sung together, they collaborated last year.
The 28-year-old listed Dion's 1996 hit track, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," in the top spot and revealed that their passion for music and storytelling was laid on the foundation that Dion built. Speaking about the tune, Smith said:
"As a song. I just think it's outrageous. It's so dramatic. The vocal performance is out of this world."
Smith recalled the first time they heard Dion and described her singing abilities as proper and from the gut. They noted that the Canadian singer has a sharpness to her vocals that cuts right through anyone while still showing off her personality.
The English singer admitted that the basis of all their music knowledge was found in female singers like Dion, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. Smith concluded, confessing that the seven-minute version of the song was the best.
Aww, thank you so much @samsmith. It was great to see you last year in London, and forget about me - I think you're so amazing!! Take care ... hope to see you again soon. ❤️ Celine xx… https://t.co/LhSlyPdJ4m— Celine Dion (@celinedion) December 22, 2020
Although Dion and Smith have never sung together, they collaborated last year. Smith wrote the song "For The Lover That I Lost" for her twelfth studio album, "Courage" and gushed about it on social media, calling Dion a legend.
Smith also attended one of Dion's performance at a festival in London and shared a clip of the rendition on Twitter, confessing that the music icon changed their life. Dion replied to the tweet, thanking them for attending her show.
Thanks for coming to my show @SamSmith! It was so great to meet you. ❤️ // Merci d’être venu à mon spectacle @SamSmith ! Je suis contente de t’avoir rencontré. ❤️ - Céline xx…. https://t.co/IDk3tGjWtv— Celine Dion (@celinedion) July 9, 2019
In October, "The Power of Love" singer made headlines when she celebrated her twin sons, Nelson and Eddy's 10th birthday with a heartwarming tribute on social media. Dion shared a series of throwback images
In the caption, she explained that their late father, René Angélil, was watching over them. Angelil and Dion were married for 22 years before his tragic demise in 2016 from cancer. She also shared her son René-Charles, 19, with the talent manager.