Lindsey Stirling helped Celine Dion power through the most emotional moment of the night at the Billboard Music Awards.
When Dion took the stage to sing a cover of Queen’s “Show Must Go On” in honor of her late husband René Angélil at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 22), she had world famous violinist Lindsey Stirling to back her. Stirling is featured on the studio version of it as well, but before the performance, Stirling caught up with BreatheHeavy to chat about the collaboration.
“I’m so excited. [I] absolutely love Celine Dion,” Stirling told BreatheHeavy.com on the red carpet. “[I] grew up listening to her music just like everybody.”
Stirling explains the song meant a lot to her because it was a “huge moment” for Dion. “I’m just honored to be a part of it.”
The song also has a special meaning for Stirling.
“I lost someone recently as well, so I think we’re hoping to show that no matter what happens to you in life, you can’t control it, but it’s important to move on.”
Stirling didn’t specify who she was referring to, but perhaps she had her keyboardist Jason “Gavi” Gaviati in mind. He passed away last November after a tough battle against lymphoma.
This is so hard to say but Gavi passed away today. I love you gavi. I love you more than you will ever know. pic.twitter.com/y3LGn4s8CK
— Lindsey Stirling (@LindseyStirling) November 22, 2015
“Our loved ones that have moved on, [they] want us to move forward.”
As for what Stirling has in the works, she tells us there’s a new album on the way.
“It comes out this summer and I’m super excited about it.”