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Celine Dion to sing for Beijing Olympics
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Celine Dion, the Canadian songstress famed for the Titanic theme tune, My Heart Will Go on, will perform a song for the Beijing Olympics in a concert in April and submit an entry for the Games' theme song, organizers said.

Celine Dion (File photo)

Dion's concert will be held on April 13 at the Beijing Workers Stadium as part of her worldwide tour to promote her latest album, "Taking Chances," according to the Beijing Olympic organizers.

The Grammy Award winner said via video at a news briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that she would prepare well for the song and believed it would reflect the "One World, One Dream" concept of the event.

Her team had prepared the song as an entry for the Olympic theme song, but had not yet submitted it to the solicitation committee, a source with the Beijing Olympic Games Organizing Committee told Xinhua on Thursday.

Her April show has been included in a number of celebrations for the Games, which run from Aug. 8 to 24.

Dion sang "The Power of the Dream" at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Dozens of domestic and foreign singers had submitted bids for the Beijing Olympics theme. Entries close in March.

"Forever Friends," composed by Giorgio Moroder, Kong Xiangdong and Michael Kunze, has also been submitted.

(Xinhua News Agency January 17, 2008)

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