Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Céline Dion: The No. 1 Singer Among Americans Who Bother To Visit Polling Services' Web Sites

A Harris survey of some 2,320 adult Americans has deduced that the sorta-goofy Québecois singer Céline Dion is the most beloved warbler among the residents of this country. Sure, her last album barely scraped the one-million-sold mark, but her defiantly dorky charm and tendencies toward smacking herself in the chest — not to mention that song from Titanic — apparently continue to resonate with people who aren't afraid to get out the vote… online. She has another three-year residency in Vegas coming up in 2011, and the people at Harris have helpfully broken out the demographic groups that its Facebook ads should target tout de suite:

• Women
• Married Women
• Democrats
• Moderates
• "Matures" (people over 65)
• East Coasters
• Southerners
• People with a household income between $35K and $49.9K
• People with a household income between $50K and $74.9K

So, pretty much "a lot of people"! Possibly worth noting: The only demographic groups whose favorite artists were Real Americans were: Single women (Rascal Flatts, ugh); Echo Boomers (a.k.a. "millennials"; they also prefer the aggressively bland country act); and Midwesterners (Tim McGraw). Apparently the self-proclaimed conservatives and Republicans who were surveyed love them some U2!

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Matt Langer (#2,467)

While it was interesting to learn that Celine humidifies her nose with saline, I'm shocked this montage didn't include her shining moment (the reason I, too, cast my vote in this poll for Celine!), the time she covered AC/DC:

Matt (#26)

Does anybody remember that Sonic Youth song "Eyes and Teeth"? It was about, like, music conservatory tweens or something and Thurston says, in the voice of one of these tweens, "I want to be Celine Dion" but all like affected and shit. That was a good song, I don't know if I still have a copy anywhere.

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