There are currently 5,384,966 (I’m probably under-estimating) covers of Adele’s “Hello” floating around on the YouTube, and I’m sure there are 5,384,966 more that are being emotionally hollered into a laptop camera as we speak. But all that time making sure the lock on the bathroom door still works and angling the camera so that you don’t get a shot of the toilet in the background was a waste of time and file space on our computers, because the greatest “Hello” cover has been recorded.
Celine Dion paid tribute to the 4th greatest singer in [chest thump] in da world (#2 and #3 are also Celine) by belting out “Hello” during her show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Obviously it’s not going to be as dramatic as the original, since Celine doesn’t know the agony of calling up your ex on a cheap flip phone and ugly wailing into it. But it’s the French-Canadian Poutine Chanteuse bringing some vocal melodrama, and that’s all you really need.
Maybe it’s because my ears are busted from listening to Ke$ha’s Warrior more than zero times, but it sort of sounds like she’s saying “At least I can’t see Donald Trump” at the 2:17 mark. I don’t know why anyone would ever say that, but I’m going to pretend she totally did that on purpose.