“[Your music] is so beautiful and you sing these ballads all the time. I want you to keep growing as an artist,” DeGeneres, 58, quipped. “So we put some rap songs in the prompter and all you have to do is sing the words.”
Dion didn’t miss a beat, even if she did appear a bit nervous to accept the challenge at first. “My career is going to end tonight,” she joked.
The “Power of Love” singer received applause for each short performance. A couple of audience members even laughed when she belted out LMFAO’s 2009 smash “Shots,” which features Lil Jon.
Dion’s visit was also an emotional one. She later opened up about her late husband, René Angélil, who died at the age of 73 from throat cancer in January. The couple were married for 21 years and are parents of sons René-Charles, 15, and 5-year-old twin sons, Eddy and Nelson.
“It’s part of our life and life has imposed this on him. That was his destiny and I still feel extremely fortunate that he has given me three magnificent children. Wonderful pieces of luggage. As an artist to feel confident and to have experience enough and to keep going. And I‘m well because he’s not suffering anymore. Because the hardest thing is not to lose somebody you love but to see them suffer,” Dion told DeGeneres. “… It’s probably the thing I’m the most proud of — how I prepared my children for how to live with Dad. How to live with him without his presence.”
Watch Dion on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the video above.
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