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Celine Dion: 'Eyes On Me'

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Celine Dion: 'Eyes On Me'
Released on Monday, Jan 7 2008

Nothing ages you, Celine Dion has shrewdly recognised, like a stint in Vegas. To that end, she's filled Taking Chances, the album that's supposed to mark her return to chart glory after a half-decade residence at Caesar's Palace, with contributions from a bevy of contemporary hitmakers: Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Ne-Yo (Rihanna, Beyoncé) and Terius 'The Dream' Nash, (Rihanna's 'Umbrella') have all dirtied their hands in a bid to renew Dion's musical relevance.

'Eyes On Me', the album's second single, finds Dion taking an ill-advised swerve towards Shakira territory in pursuit of that all-important comeback smash. As ever, the Canadian belter is on ripe old form, tearing into the hackneyed lyrics with real spirit. Sadly, with its souped-up Middle Eastern rhythms and tale of a teasing minx goading her boyfriend ("Temptation is all around... you better keep your eyes on me"), it feels at least a decade too young for this 39-year-old working mum.

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