As Celine Dion returned to Las Vegas for the latest leg of her Casear's Palace residency, she added new material, including this killer version of Adele's "Rolling In the Deep." Man, does she nail the soulful signature of this indelible song.
My god, even the perpetually snarky Gawker.com has nuttin' but nice to say: "What I love about this is how well someone who is widely considered to be the antithesis of cool can slide back in and completely own something as culturally approved as the contemporary standard that is 'Rolling in the Deep'."
In addition, EW, which typically loathes anything without an overt hip factor, is also offering kudos: "Covering Adele: Just another reason Celine Dion is amazing. I’m shocked this cover took so long to happen. The two women’s vocals are so similar, and many of Adele’s tracks would feel right at home on Let’s Talk About Love or Falling Into You. I especially love the darker tone Dion adds to the chorus."
Jesus, when the hell did the rest of the world finally realize that Celine Dion is among the finest singers of our generation? Man, when I reviewed her at Billboard all through the 1990s, I always felt like I stood solitary in recognizing her as the most emotive, sincere vocalist of the era... while every other critic was ripping her to shreds. Nice that a decade later, uh, I was right all along. Better listen quick: This will likely be removed from YouTube any minute! *