Céline Dion says goodbye after 16 years in Las Vegas; debuts new song

This weekend marked the end of an era in Las Vegas.

After 16 years, Céline Dion said goodbye to her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, debuting a new song appropriately called “Flying On My Own.”

“I have been waiting for a long, long time for… It’s my brand new song. I have to admit that my knees are shaking right now, I’m very nervous,” People quoted the singer as saying. 

“There are lots of wonderful memories, you know, but it’s kind of strange at the same time,” Dion told the audience. “Because when they started to put it together I was here and it was like, ‘I don’t know.’ Then I must have misunderstood something because I thought I was going to be here for three months or something like this, and here we are 16 years later. Maybe we have saved the best for last.”

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During the final show, the singer paid tribute to her husband, René Angélil, who died in January 2016, as well as to her fans: “I have so many people to thank, but the most important ‘thank you’ goes to my fans, who gave us the opportunity to do what we love.”

Dion made Las Vegas the place to be for A-list singers beginning with her first residency, “A New Day,” which started in March 2003 and ran for 717 shows through December 2007. She returned to Vegas in 2011 with “Celine,” which ran for 424 shows.

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Since then, everyone from Elton John, Carlos Santana and Cher to Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Deadmau5 have taken on residency shows at spots around town. 

As the show ended, Dion was joined onstage by her children — René-Charles, 18, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 8.

Next up for the five-time Grammy winner: a tour to support her upcoming album, “Courage,” which is expected in November.  

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