A New Day Has Come (2002) – Celine Dion

Celine’s performance of A New Day Has Come in the ‘Divas Las Vegas Show‘ (2002) made a big impression on me. To me this (as heard in the video below) and her performance of ‘I’m Alive‘ were the pinnacle of the show. We are not just talking about any show here. It showcased Cher, Dixie Chicks, Shakira, Anastacia & Stevie Nicks. That’s stiff competition. The concert was broadcast live on VH1 on 23 May 2002 and I found it a great concert.

I had a good friend in Melbourne who was very independent, and she expended all her hard-earned cash from manual work to watch whatever big-show that came through Melbourne. After perhaps the tens-of or hundreds of concerts she saw, she told me that the voice of Celine Dion live was the most magnificent to experience live.

I was waiting for so long
For a miracle to come
Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on and don’t shed a tear

Through the darkness and good times
I knew I’d make it through
And the world thought I’d had it all
But I was waiting for you

Hush now I see a light in the sky
Oh it’s almost blinding me
I can’t believe I’ve been touched by an angel with love

It still takes my breath away to hear this performance from the concert below. A New Day Has Come is the title song from Celine’s 7th studio album. Dion returned to the music scene after a two-year hiatus when she gave birth to her first child in 2001. A New Day Has Come became a commercial success throughout the world and entered number one in more than seventeen countries. This track broke the record for most weeks at number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.

In the show heard below, Dion opened the show performing the AC/DC’s hit “You Shook Me All Night Long” in duet with Anastacia. Later, she sang “A New Day Has Come” and “I’m Alive“. These two left me speechless. For the finale, the divas performed a special Elvis Presley medley which included “Can’t Help Falling in Love” sung by Dion. The concert was released on CD and DVD in October 2002.

References:
1. A New Day Has Come – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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