Celine Dion, Cher, and Bette Midler – Who’s Winning In Las Vegas?

Newsweek, next week she releases “Taking Chances,” her first pop album in five years. There are still enough sappy ballads to solidify her grip on the wedding-song market. But “Taking Chances” is also truth in advertising—Céline, 39, tries to get hip. She may be one of the top-selling singers of all time, but she’s been in the desert for a long time. Since she left, record sales have hit an iceberg. All her first-name-only peers (Mariah, Whitney, Shania, Barbra) have been replaced by a new crop (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Shakira, Christina), some of whom can actually sing. If Céline wants to stay on top, she’s going to have to fight like the diva she is.

It was rumoured that Cher would replace Celine for yet another Farwell Tour. But this week press materials went out and actually Bette Midler has been signed to now officially replace Celine. WHAT? Can she even draw a crowd? Evidentally, Ceasars thinks so. Midler said the 4000 seat venue was intimidating but exciting.