Celine Dion, who sang Power of the Dream for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, airs her thoughts on the sh*t surrounding the Olympics in an interview right after her concert:
I’m not a politician, but I don’t think it’s about politics either. We’re talking about Olympics. We’re talking about hardworking people. We’re talking about young kids who have dreams, and I think we should give them a chance to go on with their dreams. Let’s reunite the whole world together and make it a peaceful moment and event.
Yang Lan (of Sun TV fame), also cleared up some of the earlier controversy surrounding Celine Dion’s cancelled Beijing concert and clarified that the Workers’ Stadium, which Dion was looking at performing in, is an Olympic venue and currently undergoing some final checks and therefore could not be made available to public events. Other available venues in Bejing, however, were not able to meet Celine Dion’s requirements and hence, the concert was cancelled.