My heart will go on: Celine Dion pays tribute to the #ParisAttacks victims

Published November 23rd, 2015 - 08:23 GMT

Celine Dion and Jared Leto paid moving tributes to the victims of the Paris attacks at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.

Celine, dressed in a flowing black ball gown, took to the stage in Los Angeles to perform Edith Piaf’s Hymne à L’Amour while accompanied by a live orchestra.

As cameras panned to the audience, many were in tears as scenes from the attacks were shown on a screen.

While Jared Leto, who introduced Celine, also gave a speech honoring the victims.

The 30 Seconds To Mars singer had performed at the Bataclan just a few months ago and named friends and colleagues who had been at the concert hall the night of the attacks, including Mercury Records' employee Thomas Ayed.

"Tonight we honor victims of the unimaginable violence that took place in Paris and around the world," he said.

"France matters, Russia matters, Syria matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the United States matters, the entire world matters and peace is possible." 

He continued: “Many of us here are the sons and the daughters of immigrants."

By Zoe Shenton


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