It’s all coming back to haunt us now: It was Jenna Bush Hager dressed as Celine Dion for Halloween on TODAY!
Jenna was transformed into a Canadian superstar as part of TODAY’s Las Vegas-themed Halloween extravaganza that also featured Sheinelle Jones as a showgirl, Willie Geist as Elvis Presley, Craig Melvin as Muhammad Ali, Al Roker as Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who got married in Las Vegas. earlier this year.
During her dress presentation, Jenna brought the house down as Celine Dion sang her 1996 hit “It’s All Back to Me Now.”
“It was my voice,” Jenna confirmed to her fellow anchors after the episode aired. “I’m sure I made some people laugh because I looked like Celine.”
His performance was followed by Carson Daly as Las Vegas icon David Copperfield performing magic tricks with the help of his assistant Adelaide, aka Dylan Dreyer.
TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie ended the show by hanging and spinning from the ceiling like dancers from the famous Cirque de Soleil.
Dion has had a long relationship with Sin City. The Quebec-born singer had a 16-year residency at Caesars Las Vegas, which ended in 2019, taking over 1,000 stages.
She announced a new residency in Las Vegas in May 2021. However, in October, Dion said she was delaying the opening of her latest shows in Las Vegas due to medical issues that left her unable to perform. “I am devastated by this,” Dion said in a statement at the time.
Dion, 54, drew more than 4.5 million fans to her first two venues in Las Vegas over a 16-year run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Jenna did her own modeling for the “My Heart Will Go On” singer, with some help from costume designer Philip Heckman, wig designer Jodi Mancuso, and all of the hair, makeup and wardrobe departments today.
Jenna’s Celine costume comes a year after she dressed up as a member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders from her favorite NFL team.
Scott Stump is a staff reporter and columnist for the daily newspaper Today. She has been a regular contributor to TODAY.com since 2011, producing news stories and features in the travel, pop culture, sports, parents, pets, health, fashion, food and TMRW verticals.