From the desk of Don Merrill:
By now, you should be as impressed as I am how much David Foster has figured into the lives and careers of many of the most famous performers of our time.
Well, here we go again…
David Foster was working with Celine Dion in preparation for the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show in early 1999. Celine was supposed to sing “The Prayer,” as a duet, with Andrea Bocelli.
Celine Dion has said that “if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli,” and David Foster often describes Bocelli’s voice as the most beautiful in the world.
Anyway, Bocelli was unable to do the rehearsals/performance. John Groban, a 17-year-old student had been working for David Foster as a rehearsal singer, so, Foster called Groban to stand in for Bocelli. Here is a bit of the back story and a video of Celine Dion and Josh Groban rehearsing for the Grammy Awards show:
And, here is a video of the final result:
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