Celine Dion is no longer Canada's favourite daughter - the singer was loudly booed during her Live 8 set in Barrie because she failed to perform onstage live.

The singer couldn't make it to the awareness concert so she beamed her performance via satellite from Las Vegas, Nevada, where she plays nightly at casino Caesar's Palace.

And her non-appearance upset the thousands who turned up to see acts like Neil Young and Simple Plan.

Concert co-host Dan Aykroyd had to beg the crowd to stop booing Dion. He took to the stage and said, "No, no, no. Be proud of Celine Dion. She's here to help and entertain us. She's working hard."

04/07/2005 02:50