She’s the queen of herself — and still queen of the stage, too. Shania Twain performed a characteristically over-the-top medley at the People’s Choice Awards, where she was named Music Icon — and defended the title.
The performance was full of sparkles (all the way up to her top hat), fire, cowgirl dancers, hot men playing instruments, and even a jab at Ryan Reynolds. “Okay, so you’re Ryan Reynolds,” Twain said in “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” swapping Brad Pitt for the People’s Icon winner, to his own amusement at the show. (Also rocking out to Twain? Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Kris Jenner.)
Twain also performed “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” “Any Man of Mine,” and “Waking Up Dreaming,” a new song off her upcoming album, Queen of Me.
“Take notes, children!” Billy Porter exclaimed afterward, presenting a touched Twain with the award. “I always miss my mother right now at these moments in my life,” Twain said in her speech.
“She would’ve loved watching her little girl living this moment right now. But you know what? My fans, my friends, my team, you are the ones who really fill that space when — I mean, not my mother’s space, but I think just that you’re here with me and you’re celebrating, we’re celebrating together, and you’ve made me feel loved and special my whole working life, and I will always be grateful for that.”
The Music Icon honor came not only as Twain is readying her new album but also ahead of a performance in ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special next week and a massive world tour next year, her first since 2018. She’s still got it — but do you have tickets?
Ryan Reynolds has priceless reaction when Shania Twain swaps his name into her song
Shania Twain’s creative lyric swap left Ryan Reynolds in stitches at the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The singer, 57, received the Music Icon award and performed a lengthy medley of some of her biggest hits during the show. At one point during her performance, she sang “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and switched the lyrics up a bit.
Normally, the song goes, “Oh-oh, you think you’re special/Oh-oh, you think you’re something else/OK, so you’re Brad Pitt/That don’t impress me much.”
However, the songstress swapped out Brad Pitt’s name for that of another movie star this time around: Reynolds’.
In the moment, the actor was quite amused and had a priceless reaction to Twain’s lyrical switch. The actor smiled in surprise and seemed to mouth, “Me?” then broke into laughter.
Fans of both Twain and Reynolds got a kick out of the playful moment and shared their reactions in the comments on the YouTube post.
“God she is amazing ! …. and Ryan Reynolds reaction was so cute!” one wrote. Another commented, “I love that she changed the lyric to Ryan Reynolds.”
It was a big night for Twain, who totally nailed her red carpet look. The singer payed homage to her iconic leopard print “That Don’t Impress Me Much” outfit with an eye-catching ensemble.
Her dress featured a sheer and leopard print bodice and a bold velvet skirt. Twain added even more visual appeal to the look with a leopard print scarf and hood. The music icon even rocked a new pink hairstyle for the event.
Of course, Twain wasn’t the only star to bring her style A game. “Selling Sunset” star Heather Rae El Moussa also turned heads on the red carpet as she displayed her baby bump.
The reality star, who was accompanied by her husband Tarek El Moussa, wore a sparkly sheer gown and told TODAY.com her inspiration behind the look.
“I wanted to be a little bold for the red carpet since I am pregnant and I wanted to show off my baby boy,” she explained.