Shania Twain recently carried the Olympic torch the last 400 yards into Hollinger Park, in Timmins, Ontario. Thousands of fans lined braved the frigid temperatures to watch their hometown girl and carry in the torch.
It was 16 below 0 the day Shania helped out with the torch relay. The Olympics will be held in Vancouver from Feb. 12-28.Canada certainly sounds like a good location for a winter Olympics, or a winter anything for that matter. I love that Shania wanted to be a part of this, and that her fans and fans of the Olympic games were willing to come out and watch her part in the torch relay.
“I feel proud, very proud. It’s a highlight of my life to be able to carry the flame, to light the cauldron,” Shaina told News 24. The article on News 24 web site tells us that after making her final turn toward the stage, Shania paused, held the torch aloft in her mittened left hand, and waved to the crowd. The country star then bounded the final few yards onto the stage, where she lit the Olympic cauldron.
For now, Shania is back inside where it’s warm, and will make an appearance on American Idol on Tuesday night, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20. A source close to Shania, told People “She’s loving American Idol. She’s having the best time.” The auditions that Shania helped judge were filmed in Chicago. (American Idol photo credit: Michael Becker/FOX)
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