Shania Twain - Shania Twain Pressured Sister Into Joining Las Vegas Show

Subscribe to Shania Twain alerts

Country superstar Shania Twain threatened to pull the plug on her Las Vegas residency unless her sister agreed to serve as the show's back-up singer.

The musician kicked off her Shania: Still the One show at Caesars Palace in 2012, almost eight years since she last performed on stage.

In order to help her gain the courage to get back in front of thousands of fans, she called upon the help of her family, specifically her sibling Carrie.

In an interview with U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Twain explains, "My sister used to sing with me when we were little kids and decided it wasn't for her.

"Putting the show together in Vegas, I thought, I really need all my comforts around me to get the courage to do it. And of course having my sister there was the ultimate support.

"So I said, 'Carrie you can't just be there behind the scenes. You gotta get up there and sing with me and hold my hand through this', so vocally she does."

Luckily, Carrie shares the singing gene with her sister: "On the records, I do a lot of my own back-up singing and a lot of the harmony. She sounds really identical to me so it was ideal. I said to her, 'Listen, if you don't do it I'm not going to Vegas.' So she felt a little pressure but she agreed to do it."

Twain's residency in Sin City is expected to run until the end of 2014.


Tags: Shania Twain

Subscribe to Shania Twain alerts

More Shania Twain

Piers Morgan Criticises US Gun Laws On Last CNN Show

Piers Morgan ended his three year run on his CNN talk show Piers Morgan Live on Friday (28th March) with a plea to the US...

Shania Twain Smiles In Classy Black Number At Las Vegas Charity Event

Multi Grammy winning country star Shania Twain beams and waves as she is snapped by photographers on the red carpet at Cirque du Soleil's 'One...


Impressed Much? Shania Twain Makes Storming Return In Las Vegas

It's been too long for Shania Twain, but her return to the live circuit at on the opening night of her two-year residency at The...

Live Horses And Motorcycles: Shania Twain Launches New Vegas Show

Shania Twain’s ambitious new stage show opened in Las Vegas on Saturday night (December 1, 2012) and features the singer recreating moments from her iconic...

Fans Treated to a Shania Twain Horseback Arrival for New Gigs

Most stars turn up in a limo, but Shania Twain's horseback arrival at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Nov. 14, 2012 has set the...



Shania Twain Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Shania Twain

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All