Celine Dion made a special appearance at the 2015 American Music Awards Sunday to pay tribute to those killed and injured in the tragic terror attacks in Paris on November 13th. The French-Canadian singer delivered a breathtaking rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne A L’amour” amid beautiful images of the City of Light and many of Paris’ landmarks.
Dion was introduced by Jared Leto, whose band 30 Seconds to Mars played at the Bataclan in the months before the terror attack, a venue Leto called “beautiful, peaceful and unforgettable.” “What a difference a day makes,” Leto said. He then remembered all those lost in the “horrific and senseless tragedy,” including Thomas Ayad, a record label rep killed in the Bataclan attack. Leto also reiterated that Americans shouldn’t shun Syrian immigrants in the wake of the tragedy.
Over 120 people were killed in the ISIS-perpetrated Paris terror attack, with most of those victims attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the city’s Bataclan venue, including the band’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander. A week after the attacks, many of Paris’ nightclubs and venues reopened this weekend.