Celine Dion brings American Music Awards to tears by singing tribute to Paris

Celine Dion brought the theatre to tears at the American Music Awards as she performed a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month, the Daily Mail reports.

The French-Canadian sang Edith Piaf’s Hymne a l’Amour as a montage showing of Paris landmarks, including the the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe, and the French capital uniting in the wake of the attacks, played behind her.

Several audience members at at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, were visibly moved as Celine sang the emotional French classic in honour of the 130 people who died in the attacks on November 13. 

Piaf wrote Hymne a l’Amour in 1949 for the love of her life boxer Marcel Cerdan, who was killed only months later while flying to New York from Paris to visit her.

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