Celine Dion to sing on ‘Voice’ season finale

  • By Mike Cidoni Lennox Associated Press
  • Monday, December 16, 2013 3:25pm
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Virtually every entertainer has a misfire.

But it’s news when an album by one of the best-selling recording artists in history quickly tumbles down the charts.

Celine Dion’s first all-new English-language album in six years, “Loved Me Back to Life,” entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2. But just five weeks later, it’s plummeted to No. 35.

“Of course, the record company wants to be the No. 1,” Dion said. “They want to sell records. They want to make money. And don’t get me wrong, I want to. But I’m proud about what I have done with this record.”

According to the Metacritic website, the majority of the album’s reviews have been positive. And even some of the negative critiques have paused to praise Dion’s emerging vocal maturity.

Over the next few days, millions will hear a sample when she performs her new ballad “Incredible” with Ne-Yo on “The Voice.” The pair will perform the midtempo ballad live at 9 tonight for the season finale of NBC’s singing-competition show.

Then at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dion is the principal performer and host of the CBS special “A Home for the Holidays,” which underscores the need for children to be adopted from foster care.

“As a mom, I could not refuse (the gig),” Dion said.

The singer and her husband, Rene Angelil, have three biological sons, all through in-vitro fertilization. “But adoption (had) always been taken into consideration,” she said.

The 45-year-old Dion said motherhood is the cornerstone of her life, as well as what propels her career, which also includes a recent return to residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

She said she’d like to try acting, but she isn’t interested in following Carrie Underwood into the live-TV musical arena. Underwood’s “The Sound of Music Live!” was a recent ratings smash for NBC, and the network has announced it’s seeking another musical for the small screen.

“I’m not crazy about musicals, to be honest with you,” Dion said. “I don’t know why. I prefer to rock on stage.”

For Christmas, she’ll take a break from rocking at Caesars, instead spending the day in Vegas with “my four boys,” she said, including her 71-year-old husband in the mix.

Watch it

“The Voice” finale is at 9 tonight on NBC.

“Home for the Holidays” airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS.

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