This incredible Celine Dion TikTok trend will have you singing into your mop handle

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21 Jan 2022, 15:58

Credit: Getty / TikTok

Credit: Getty / TikTok

We’ve all done the big power ballad sung into the end of a hairbrush like it’s the final night of your world tour. But now, a new TikTok trend is turning that dream into a fun reality for users.

Taking over the social media video site is the latest popular lip-sync track from the one-and-only Celine Dion - It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. 

The first element of the incredibly fun video is to grab your best gown - or something that resembles a floor-length, twirl-able dress, like a bed sheet or table cloth. Put that on, and get ready to give your best Celine impression (extra points if you have a glamorous coat to furiously whip off!) 

Next, you’ll need your mop/broom/comb combo to make your microphone and stand, ready for your big performance. The next part might take some willing participants to play the part of the wind machine, because no true diva would ever set foot on stage without their hair blowing majestically in the wind. 

Once you have your gown, microphone and wind machine, get ready to give it your all! Some dedicated TikTok fans have friends be their lighting crew, or even arrange for a power ballad music video essential - a rain machine. 

It’s not clear where this brilliant trend started, but one of the earliest videos found came from creator Jake Schuster, or @jakey_breaky_heart. 

In his video, he fashioned a whole halter dress out of a blanket, grabbed his Swiffer mop as a mic stand and belted out the track like his life depended on it. 

The video has since gained over 10.7 million views, and in an interview with Daily Dot, Jake said: “I woke up to a million likes in a few hours. Likes are great, but the best part of it all is the positive vibes and the simple joy it brought. 

“It was a silly video that shows the part of all of us we don’t always show, and that’s so cool. It’s relatable and goofy and I love that about it.”

The Celine Dion trend is just one of thousands of songs to become a viral hit on the video platform, and as we reported last month, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ became the main track used for the ‘pointer or pinkie’ challenge, which started in 2019. 

The trend started all the way back in 2019, when a user called  @mineandhers spelled out the band name Panic at the Disco to the beat of their debut track I Write Sins Not Tragedies, with the ending ‘oh’ note matching up with the first ‘oh’ lyric of the song. 

It is not entirely clear who started up the trend of tapping each finger to the beat of a song to see when that beat and the lyrics meet, but it became super popular around May 2021 when it was paired with Danny Avila’s End Of The Night. 

Thousands of TikTok posters tried to crack the challenge on whether the lyrics started on that tiny finger, or the index, but it wasn’t until user @Sadiebesson posted a video slowing down the track to a graphic of each finger tap that users started to believe they found the correct answer.