AMAs 2015: Paris Attack Victims to Be Honored with Celine Dion 'Hymne à L'Amour' Tribute
The 2015 American Music Awards has a long, long list of performers for Sunday night (Nov. 22) but none of them will have as big of an impact as Celine Dion. Just two days ahead of the annual award show, the AMAs announced that the French-Canadian singer will perform a moving tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.
Dion will perform a special version of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à L'Amour," Billboard reports. Details surrounding the performance remain scarce, but AMAs producer Larry Klein emphasized that the tribute is important to show the impact of the attacks on the music world, especially those who were murdered at an Eagles of Death Metal show at Le Bataclan.
"We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world," Klein said in a statement. "Celine's performance will help us express our feelings through song, when words do not suffice."
The French language song is about the power of love over a crumbling world, a fitting theme. "The blue sky may collapse on us / And the Earth may well crumble down / I don't care much if you love me," the song reads.
Dion is just one of a laundry list of performers at this weekend's American Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez is slated to host as well as perform. Other enlisted performers include Alanis Morissette with Demi Lovato, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Coldplay and more.