Dion knows a thing or two about how to balance family with a plum Sin City residency

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
October 01, 2013 06:00 PM
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With a string of blockbuster Las Vegas gigs under her belt, Celine Dion is a veteran Sin City performer. And now, she has a few words of wisdom for the new kid on The Strip: Britney Spears, who is set to begin a 16-date Vegas residency in December.

“What I wish for her, especially as a mother, is for her to find wonderful people who can help her find a balance between the artist that she is and the mother, and to try and find an emotional balance to cope with those two and be the best of both worlds,” Dion tells ET Canada in an interview set to air Tuesday. “I think she can really do it!”

When asked if she had any advice to give, Dion says Spears, 31, is already a pro.

“I don’t think she needs any advice from me! She’s been there, she’s been on stage, she’s shook it all out! She’s very talented and knows exactly what to do,” Dion, 45, notes.

Dion, whose hit show Celine has been a mainstay at Caesars Palace since 2011, is now on her second successful residency in Las Vegas. Her first show, A New Day, had a five-year run that racked up 700 performances and pulled in three million people.

In between residencies, Dion gave birth to twins, and before returning to Las Vegas, she told PEOPLE that balancing show business with family would be a top priority.