Rochette receives unexpected support from Dion
Bronze medalist will skate to Celine Dion song in gala
|2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette will be the new brand ambassador for BIRKS. (Getty Images)|
Among those who have reached out to her are none other than Canadian superstar singer Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil. The couple sent flowers to Rochette, who earned a bronze medal in the women's figure skating competition at these Olympics.
"It's a strange coincidence, because I had prepared my gala exhibition skate [set for Saturday] to Madonna's song, 'Die Another Day.' Even before hearing about Celine's flowers, I had decided to change my program and skate to her song, 'Vol,' ('Flight'). It touches me even more. My mother loved Celine Dion, and she always sang along.''