The Canadian powerhouse took the stage to perform a breathtaking, chills-inducing rendition of the Titanic theme song, in honor of the film’s 20th anniversary. But shortly after Dion left the stage, she couldn’t help but burst into song once more — but this time, she was singing along to Cher’s performance of “Believe.”
Dion was stopped dead in her tracks backstage by Cher — who ruled the BBMAs stage by belting out her 1998 dance-pop hit “Believe,” wearing nothing but heart-shaped pasties, a thong, and a “robe” made out of strands of silver jewels (just further proving her ICON award was well-deserved). As is reasonable, Dion danced and sang along to the 71-year-old’s showstopping performance, leading the press room in an impromptu karaoke session.
Several people captured the legendary moment on video (bless you, social media). Naturally, the clips prove that Dion’s vocal range is just as impressive in a random sing-along session as it is in a full-blown Vegas production. Watch below:
Even Céline Dion can’t help but fan-girl over Cher. But can you blame her?
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Cher’s Style: From Sonny to Marc
In the early ‘60s, Cher and her husband and musical partner Sonny Bono were instant hits, and their fashion sense reflected their success. Here in 1967, the singer shows off her long black hair and signature bangs in a loose-fitting lace dress, accessorized by chunky rings and bare feet.
Photo by Arnaud de Rosnay / Courtesy of CNP Montrose.
Cher sports a white halter-top, bell-bottoms, and feathered hat while promoting her CBS variety show “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Show” in 1972. Photo by CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images.
In this now-iconic 1974 photo, Cher steals the show at an L.A. event with a wide felt hat and purple eye shadow, nails, and lips.
Photo by Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images.
Having grown out her iconic bangs, Cher takes to a 1975 party at L.A.’s Greenhouse in a beaded halter-top, loose wide-leg pants, and long metallic nails.
Photo by Frye Vincent / Courtesy of CNP Montrose.
Marc Jacobs is not Cher’s first designer romance. Beginning in 1967, Bob Mackie created some of the performer’s most memorable looks (including a sheer dress at the 1974 Met Gala that Kim Kardashian cited as inspiration this year). Here, the singer and actress shows off one of his metallic designs in a 1978 photo shoot.
Photo by Harry Langdon / Getty Images.
Cher dons another Mackie creation at the 1986 Academy Awards.
Photo by Julian Wasser / Liason.
Even Cher’s off-duty styles—like this glitzy jean-and-t-shirt combo in 1987—deserve applause.
Photo by Anthony Barboza / Getty Images.
The singer ups the ante for her 1999-2000 “Do You Believe?” tour, which coincided with her 22nd album, “Believe.”
Photo by Peter Still / Redferns.
Though longtime collaborator Mackie was unable to design the costumes for the first leg of Cher’s 2014 “Dressed to Kill” tour, that didn’t stop the star from going over the top. Working with designer Hugh Durrant, the star created 14 looks, including this beaded jumpsuit, moto jacket, and oversized hair ensemble.
Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage.
Just as he did with Jessica Lange in 2014, Marc Jacobs courts his soon-to-be-campaign star at the 2015 Met Gala. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Photo by Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene.