Celine Dion appeared on CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala last night, singing Jasmine Flower 茉莉花 in Chinese in a duet with Song Zuying 宋祖英. The two red and gold-clad divas opened with a traditional arrangement of the Chinese classic before breaking into an up-tempo pop version of the song.
Following the performance, Celine continued in Mandarin by wishing the audience a happy Spring Festival (“新春快乐”) and a prosperous new year (“恭喜发财”), before taking to the stage solo to belt out her signature song, My Heart Will Go On.
New Year’s celebrations across television stations in China also produced performances by Wang Leehom, Jane Zhang, Zhang Jie, S.H.E, Psy, Yanni, Super Junior-M, EXO-M, the Backstreet Boys, and more. Stay tuned for more videos and recaps. Have a happy, safe and prosperous Year of the Snake, everyone!