Celine Dion sent a congratulatory videotaped message to the winner of the Idols 2007 competition last night. Celine furthermore confirmed that Jody has been chosen to perform as her local support artist during her upcoming Taking Chances world tour which kicks off in South Africa on 14 February.

Having achieved double platinum status of her new Taking Chances album, Celine Dion is undoubtedly still the biggest artist ever visit South Africa. During her country wide tour which will include spectacular performances in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Celine has vowed to give her thousands of fans the most memorable night that they have ever experienced.

Carrying the title of the World’s biggest selling female artist of all time , Celine Dion has proved that her appeal ranges to all ages and cultures. Her Taking Chances World tour, which will take her to 35 countries on 5 continents, is set to be the most spectacular box office gross of 2008, with shows around the world selling out in mere minutes.

This is first time in South African history that an international artist performs at more than six outdoor stadium during a visit to the country

Dates for SA Tour:
* 14 February – Gala Dinner Concert – Coca Cola Dome-Sold out
* 16/17 February – Loftus Versfeld – Pretoria
* 20 February – ABSA stadium – Durban
* 23/24 February – Vergelegen Wine Estate – Cape Town
* 26 February – EPRU Stadium - Port Elizabeth
* 29 February – Montecasino – Johannesburg

Tickets are available from www.ticketconnection.co.za and from any of the 450 Mr Price stores around the country.