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Twain feels at home in Las Vegas

Post by FinnFreak on Tue May 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Toronto Sun - SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013


Twain feels at home in Las Vegas


Shania Twain at the 48th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas,
April 7, 2013. (Apega/WENN.com)



BY JANE STEVENSON, QMI AGENCY


Turns out Sin City does impress Shania Twain much.

"It's more than I hoped it would be - it's really great, it's been a success," says Twain in a Canadian exclusive.

The 47-year-old superstar is, of course, referring to her latest incarnation as a Las Vegas headliner at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - in rotation with fellow Canadian Celine Dion, along with Brits Elton John and Rod Stewart. Twain's stint resumes Tuesday and runs until June 1.

Her show, Shania: Still The One - which featured the sexy singer in a form-fitting clothes and flying through the air on a motorcycle when it opened last December - just added 22 more performances beginning in October and carrying through December. That will complete the first half of her two-year contract.

After almost a decade away from performing, voice issues and a divorce from producer "Mutt" Lange - she's since remarried - it appears Twain's back on track.

"Vegas is my second home right now," she says from the Bahamas where her 11-year-old son Eja is in school. "We're completely happy and the crowds have been really great as far as enthusiasm. I'm having a lot of fun."

She says she only tweaked the show slightly since its opening, adding she's pleased so far with the interactions she's had both with fans - who she often drags on stage - and the two horses who are part of her show.

"They're live animals, they have a mind of their own, sometimes they'll pee on stage or sometimes they'll poo on stage, we just never know really what's going to happen," says Twain of the horses (not the fans).

"The unpredictability of it keeps everyone on their toes."

She admits though she sometimes chooses the wrong person to join her on stage.

"I do try to assess, 'Is this person drunk?' or 'Is this person going to be hysterical and not manageable?' And so I do watch the body language. I don't always get it quite right but I've never had any security issues."

Twain even says her experience with a stalker - who turned up at the 2011 Junos in Toronto despite a court order - didn't spook her for long.

"Any high-profile person has a certain awareness," Twain says. "I'm not paranoid about it since that experience if that's what you're asking. It's creepy, but you just have to carry on."

There's one new song, Today Is Your Day, in Shania: Still The One, and Twain reveals she has written enough new material during the past three years to fill an album.

She just doesn't know when she's going to record the new songs and who'd she work with yet. She explains she would likely draw up a short-list of producers and see how they work in their respective environments to arrive at the right collaborator.

"I could record a new album now if I wanted," says Twain, who expects Shania: Still the One will be turned into a live DVD/CD.

"I got to get into the spirit of it ... I don't know whether it's age or whether my thought process is different. But I just can't juggle all the balls at the same time anymore. Or I don't want to ... So I think it's one phase at a time. I don't know. Maybe when I'm done with my contract in Vegas, I would say, 'OK, now it's time to spend a year in the studio.' Maybe it would be that. That's what I'm feeling. You never know. Maybe once I get a year into Vegas maybe I'll feel differently."

Twain's sister Carrie Ann is part of the Vegas act, singing back-up.

But while Eja has a great voice and is musical, Twain says he wouldn't be caught dead up there.

"He's got a beautiful voice but he won't sing," she says of Eja, whose father is Lange. "That's OK, I'm not going to push him. ... He always just says, 'Never (drag me up on stage) mom. Never do that.' ... Maybe he'll reach an age where he'll say, 'Yeah, mom I'd love to do that!' But not right now. That's for sure."

jane.stevenson@sunmedia.ca


http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/12/twain-feels-at-home-in-las-vegas



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Re: Twain feels at home in Las Vegas

Post by ravshania on Tue May 14, 2013 11:03 pm

what has happened to her hair...?...lol...:p...
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Post by Annette on Sun May 19, 2013 6:21 am

Oh no... I'm going to Vegas in September, but it sounds like there won't be any shows then. I was sooo hoping...

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Post by Jim Colyer on Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:18 am

I think Shania may find a permanent home in Vegas. Sort of like Elvis did.
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