Singer Celine Dion made an emotional return to the stage as she performed in Las Vegas following the death of husband Rene Angelil, last month. The tribute event first began with a quote from Dion, followed by a slideshow of family photos and Rene's TV appearances.
"I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony. The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realised that if he ever left us, I would have to continue without him, for him. - Celine Dion," the quote said.
The singer was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience as she sang "With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now.''
The 47 year old said that her husband always surrounded her with the best people possible and never let her worry. "It is pretty amazing that though he is no longer physically with me, he is even more present. Rene was my very best critic. He never told me what I wanted to hear, he told me what I needed to hear.
"Rene is the only man that I have known all my life. He always made me feel that we were on our first date, isn't that amazing? Never talking bluntly, and always impressing himself in a soft and gentle way. We were one. And nothing has changed. We will always be one."