Céline Dion calls Richard Dunn's lip-sync video of her song 'hilarious'
Dion 'loved' Dunn's version of All By Myself, invites him to be her guest at her Las Vegas show
In a personal message posted on YouTube, Dion tells Richard Dunn she "loved" the music video he made of her version of the Eric Carmen classic All By Myself when he recently got stuck at the McCarran International Airport overnight.
"I have to say that the video was hilarious and very touching," said the five-time Grammy-winner.
"But next time, you know, you're stuck all by yourself at Las Vegas airport for hours and hours, please be my guest at my show," at the Caesars Palace Colosseum, she said in the 26-second clip.
Dunn, who grew up in Moncton and now lives in Canton, Georgia, where he works as a lighting designer for corporate entertainment, decided to make the video after he was offered vouchers to be bumped off two consecutive Delta Air Lines flights.
The next available flight wasn't until 6 a.m., so he had the entire night free at the deserted, lonely airport.
He said Dion, "our dear Canadian sister," is his guilty pleasure and the tune was the perfect inspiration — "pure movie gold."
In the video, made using his iPhone, Dunn appears outside a women’s washroom singing on the floor and on a ticket counter holding an announcement slip.
He posted the video on Vimeo over the weekend and by Monday, it had already received more than 4,000 plays and been shared in more than 49 countries.
As of Thursday afternoon, the number of views has jumped to over 11 million.