Celine Dion, the singer who became a global celebrity with the Titanic "My Heart Will Go On", turned down an important role of singing for Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20.
According to Herald, there are rumors around the big question. Why? What made Celine Dion refuse to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration?
The answer is - her prior engagements. Celine Dion will sing at Vegas the same night, so she does not want to upset her fans by cancelling her event.
Many previous events have been postponed by Dion earlier too, after her husband Rene Angelil's death. Even the Oscar Awards were given a skip by her once.
Hence, Las Vegas-based hotelier Steve Wynn had failed to fulfil his promise of bringing Dion to perform for the inauguration function, according to The Wrap.
Interestingly, Trump's inaugural function has been rejected by a number of celebrity singers, including Sir Elton John, country star Garth Brooks as well as opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Trump is reported to be rather furious about it.
Reportedly, Donald Trump is so unpopular with Hollywood that a couple of "talent wranglers" said they were even offered ambassadorships if they could book some top singers.
No one is really willing to play or perform, said the Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee Tom Barrack. "Does he need the celebrities and want the celebrities? Of course. But they're all going to weigh in when they find the judiciousness of the man [once he's in office]," Barrack said.
One Hollywood insider said that many of the celebrities who were contacted said they do not want to "normalize" Trump's presidency. Celine Dion is one of them.
Currently, only one performance has been confirmed for his inauguration. It includes Jackie Evancho, 16-year-old America's Got Talent candidate. Evancho is supposed to be singing Make America Great! Welcome Celebration.
Another group is The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, confirms The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
So there is one person who won't sing for now. Celine Dion.