Celine Dion ends Las Vegas residency with sweet surprise from sons and a new song

Sixteen years and 1,141 shows later, the power of Las Vegas love has come to an end for Celine Dion.

The 51-year-old songstress celebrated the final show of her Celine residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, and it was a night like no other, featuring a performance of her new song, an appearance from her three sons and a sweet photographic trip down memory lane.

Dion kicked off her Vegas run with her 717-date A New Day residency in 2003, followed by the 424-show Celine, which launched in 2011.

"I'm both proud and humbled by what we've accomplished at The Colosseum since we began 16 years ago, when René and I first shared this dream," she said in a statement obtained by ET, making honorable mention of her late husband and former manager, René Angélil. "This entire experience has been a huge part of my show business career … one that I will cherish forever. I have so many people to thank, but the most important 'thank you' goes to my fans, who gave us the opportunity to do what we love."

Fans traveled from all over the globe, some multiple times, to see the award-winning musician in Las Vegas over the years, and those present for her final bow were treated to a live performance of her new single, "Flying on My Own," from her album, Courage, which is dropping in November. Lyrics to the dance track were displayed on monitors for audience members to sing along.

Going through five outfits for the sold-out show, an eyewitness described the finale as "energetic and fun." "[Celine] said she was excited and also emotional to end her run in Las Vegas. During the 2-hour show she did not appear very emotional, however. The mood of the theater was more celebratory," the eyewitness told ET. 

While fans may have been in celebratory mode, Dion did appear to wipe tears from her eyes, twice, while performing her 2002 hit, "I'm Alive," from the record A New Day Has Come. But the singer’s good humor was evident as a middle-aged man caught her attention from the stage. Asking him if there was a problem, the fan announced that he needed to go to the bathroom, at which point Dion hilariously passed time talking and even laying down on stage waiting for him to return, so he wouldn't miss anything.

Dion closed the show with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," as photos of her in the studio, hanging with her children and spending time with Angélil throughout the years were displayed on the big screens. Images of the singer throughout her 16 years performing at The Colosseum were also shown.

She then introduced her "three magnificent children" -- René-Charles, 18, and 8-year-old twins, Eddy and Nelson -- who had walked on stage to sweetly present her with roses before she gave them big hugs.

Celine Dion with sons Rene, Eddy and Nelson.
Denise Truscello

"The incredible vision that Celine and René had almost two decades ago has completely re-written the history and future of entertainment in Las Vegas," John Meglen, President & Co-CEO of Concerts West, a division of AEG Presents (which presented the residency alongside Caesars Entertainment) said in a statement. "For this vision to materialize into a world-renowned success is remarkable and we congratulate Celine and her entire team, cast and crew."

Dion will now prepare to hit the road, commencing her Courage World Tour in Quebec City, Canada, in September.

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Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out with her child visit a shop in Paris, France, on July 17, 2017. Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Singer Celine Dion is surrounded by french fans as she leaves the 'Royal Monceau' hotel on Avenue Hoche on July 9, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing YSL jacket, pants and boots and Dior bag on July 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Singer Celine Dion seen wearing Dice Kayek top, Celine pants, Tom Ford shoes and bag from Celine Dion Collection on July 6, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion is seen, outside the Giambattista Valli show, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018, on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion wearing Dior bag outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion attends the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Celine Dion leaves her hotel in Paris, France, on July 2, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Singer Celine Dion is seen on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Celine Dion outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 : Day Two on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Celine Dion out and about in Paris, France, on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Singer Celine Dion is seen on June 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 15: Celine Dion performs during the opening night of her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour at Royal Arena on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion poses in the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Canadian singer Celine Dion seen leaving her hotel in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Celine Dion arrives a the Premiere Of Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Celine Dion performs onstage during the Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees held at Microsoft Theater on February 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: Celine Dion attends the Celine Dion Collection First Handbag and Accessory Collection press conference at Project Womens at Mandalay Bay on February 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Celine Dion attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Celine Dion arrives at The 59th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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