Celine Dion has said that she is aware that The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing are arch rivals – days before she will be seen performing live on both.
The star pre-recorded her X Factor performance this week, and it will be broadcast as if it was happening live during Sunday’s show. She’s also slated to appear on BBC One’s Strictly.
Speaking to Digital Spy, she said:
“I know what they are because I’m not stupid, but I know how important shows like those are.
“I know it’s important, otherwise my team wouldn’t have flown me out here to do them. They’re all ecstatic that we could do the two shows on the same day… they’re happier than me!”
On the likes of Miley Cyrus and the scandal she and others like her create, she mused:
“By talking about it constantly, that’s what they want. We’re helping what we’re criticising. Put it this way… If they feel the need to go that far artistically, then I think ‘Fine. I wish you luck, longevity and a healthy life’. They’ve set the bar pretty high from themselves.
“What’s going to be next? I remember buying Madonna’s sex book. Today, Lady Gaga goes to clubs and strips. Is there anything left to do? I’m not criticising it or praising it, glad I didn’t have to do it – we’ll see how far it will go.”