So for anyone who knows me, you know that at least as far as pop culture goes, I am in lockstep with America – I follow American Idol like a religion, have set my home page to www.ew.com, rarely miss an issue of People magazine; and can lip synch all the words to Lady Gaga’s "Bad Romance."
So pardon my flabbergast when Celine Dion was named the #1 favorite singer by you-guessed-it: America.
I barely broke a sweat with the next three: U2, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles… and even felt semi-comfortable with Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and George Strait, knowing of course that against my better judgment, country would rule America (though really, 3 singers in the top 10 seem like overkill)…
And I felt no surprise that Frank Sinatra was tied at #9 which, in my estimation, may even be unacceptably low for Ol’ Blue Eyes…and Lady Gaga is obvs, if only because my daughter emotes all her songs into a hairbrush every night before she goes to sleep.
But… Celine Dion. Besides 3 years ago being one of the largest celebrity earners of the year and appearing magically with Elvis Presley on Idol Gives Back, what has she done for us lately? But if you – unlike me and the rest of NYC – think Celine is the top artist of the year, then check out these fun facts.
Now really, you other married female Democrats from the East, please tell me … to quote Ms. Dion herself… Why Oh Why?