Celine Dion, the most famous Canadian ever to win the Eurovision Song Contest, wowed British viewers on Sunday evening when she performed live during the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. Bathed in blue light and wearing a little black dress, she proved once again that she’s still got it.

Celine sang “Breakaway”, the second single from her 11th studio album “Loved Me Back to Life”. Britain’s Telegraph newspaper described the song as “a drab 80s-style power ballad”. The journalist who wrote that must have had a slip of the finger because this is a FAB 80s-style power ballad!

Miss Dion is becoming something of a regular on British television. In recent weeks she has given an amazing interview on the Jonathan Ross Show and wowed us with a live performance on the X Factor.

Seriously, Celine: Can you please ditch Vegas and come set up shop in England?!

Breakaway lyrics — Celine Dion

From the fire in your words
To the dagger in your eye
I just have to lay my body down
Go and lay my body down
I pretend to be asleep
But I know you hear me cry
I just have to lay my body down
Go and lay my body down

But if I
Really want a change
Then I must admit
That I’m the one to blame

If I could break away
Cut the cord
For worse or better
If I could turn the page
At last and say
Goodbye forever
But on the other side
Of yesterday
Beyond the heartache
What if all I am
Without the pain
Is empty hearted
I could break away

Is it true what people say
That it’s darkest before dawn?
I just have to lay my body down
Go and lay my body down
Any hope we might have saved
Is too weak to let live on
I just have to lay my body down
Go and lay my body down

And if I
Really want a change
Then tonight I’m gonna need
All of my strength

If I could break away
Cut the cord
For worse or better
If I could turn the page
At last and say
Goodbye forever
But on the other side
Of yesterday
Beyond the heartache
What if all I am
Without the pain
Is empty hearted
I could break away

Oh, anything is better than this
I know
Anything is better

If I could break away
Cut the cord
For worse or better
If I could turn the page
At last and say
Goodbye forever
But on the other side
Of yesterday
Beyond the heartache
What if all I am
Without the pain
Is empty hearted

If I could break away
If I could turn the page
But on the other side
Of yesterday
Beyond the heartache
What if all I am
Without the pain
Is empty hearted
I could break away

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John essein
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John essein

I need a vedio of celine dion, a new day has com

Jason
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Great Post, I loved this performance! and the song Breakaway is a standout track on a really good alum. There was a lot of social media chat that she mimed this performance but I don’t see it myself as she always sings songs perfectly.

Zach
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Zach

I just love this song. Céline Dion is my favorite Canadian singer. I just love her voice. I wish she talked more about Eurovision and maybe singing her winning song now more often or make an official English version.

Zack
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Zack

Celine Dion could write the cure for war and journalists would find a reason to trash her… Nevertheless, I can see the “interpretations without soul” they may come with sometimes…