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Dion's Eurovision Song Contest victory in a TV-movie

08 October 2008 at 14:26 CEST

The movie will concentrate on her early career days and her romance with her now-husband and manager Rene Angelil. Their relationship was kept secret for five years due to the the 26 year difference in their ages, writes The Canadian Press

"You may not be a huge fan of Celine's music or you might not know every detail about their life, but it is undeniable that it's an incredibly inspirational story," says Christine Ghawi who portrays Dion. "What more is there in life other than love and art?"

The story follows her musical journey from the age of 10 to 24, starting with her earliest performances at her parents' pub in Quebec, Canada and her victorious European tour.  It ends just before she moved to Las Vegas to begin a four-and-a-half-year residency at Caesars Palace.

The movie is set to premier this Sunday on CBC-TV.