Céline Dion paid tribute for the victims in the Paris terror attacks with the emotional performance in the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday (22Nov15).
Oscar winner Jared Leto took happens to introduce Dion, detailing his band 30 Seconds to Mars’ decision to try out an impromptu show for the Bataclan venue in May (15).
“It was beautiful peaceful and unforgettable.” he explained. “What an impact a day makes.”
Leto also noted the songs executives have been among the 129 killed within the wave of attacks along the capital city, including Mercury Records international product manager Thomas Ayad, who dealt with the Eagles of Death Metal along with stars like Justin Bieber, Keith Richards, and Metallica.
“Like several of you here, there was friends and former colleagues there that night,” Leto emphasised.
He then started to declare “the planet matters and peace is possible” before directly referencing the Syrian refugee crisis. Leto noted several of America’s greatest leaders will be the children of individuals who sought asylum from the United States.
“By just how, many people here will be the sons and daughters of immigrants,” he was quoted saying. “And Steve Jobs, the son of an Syrian immigrant.”
Dion then performed popular tune Hymne a l’amour, which has been made famous by iconic French singer Edith Piaf, while images of Paris flashed on the watch’s screen behind her, bringing tears for the eyes of many within the audience.