Lady Gaga broke the news of the best and biggest gift ever to her millions of fans just days before Christmas, when she revealed her Las Vegas residency in collaboration with the MGM Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on December 19. The singer-songwriter famous for her one-of-a-kind costumes and elaborate staging has the uncanny ability to draw her audiences right to her heart, whether she's on the world's biggest stage at Super Bowl, or keeping it intimate [VIDEO], like with her “dive bar” shows to introduce songs from her “Joanne” album.

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Her promise of “a brand new show” will undoubtedly have all the songs that fans yearn for on their pilgrimage to Sin City, and the intimacy of being in the same place for a long stint will allow her to take flight in new directions during her 74-show run.

Celine Dion has made Las Vegas home since 2002, raising her children in the local area. She will gladly raise a glass to Lady Gaga and is already making plans to be among the adoring inaugural audience. What the Titanic anthem singer will not do, as reported on January 2, is tell Lady Gaga how to do anything on her own stage.

All love but no advice

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper were likely just going for one of those “off-the-cuff” “live” responses that television journalists and digging celebrity hosts love on CNN’s “New Year's Eve Live.” Classy as ever, Celine Dion exclaimed from her Caesar's Palace stage that Lady Gaga “knows exactly what she's doing. She knows what to do!” The 49 -year-old residency veteran further described Gaga as “super-talented.” Dion was adamant that she would “never, ever, ever” tell Lady Gaga “how to do things.”

Celine Dion was sure about one thing.

She left no doubt about her admiration of Lady Gaga, assuring that “I'm going to go and see her show.” She interrupted the hosts when they probed into the subject of a Lady Gaga-Celine Dion live duet. “Don't get me started now. I would love that. I love her so much.” There was only a warm, heartfelt welcome from one diva to the other. “Come on, Lady Gaga, we're waiting for you.”

Familiar and faithful friends on the Strip

Lady Gaga looked lovely in silky pink, holding a champagne glass and wearing a Las Vegas cap in front of a Park Theater backdrop in announcing the news on social media. “I was made for this town,” she asserted before her promise to “Light up the Park Theater like never before” when her December 2018 engagement begins.

She may not need any help in putting a dazzling, unforgettable show together, but Lady Gaga has all the moral support she could need just by looking on famous backstage walls on the Vegas Strip. She looked to history through her words of gratitude, noting Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Elton John, Judy Garland, and her daughter, Liza Minnelli.

Tony Bennett is beyond a dear friend to Stefani Germanotta, and he still shows up in Vegas for an impromptu gig now and then. Professional guidance together with faithfulness like his is honed over 60+ years. With a solid love in her life, and the loyal support of fans who never stop “believing,” Lady Gaga will feel a residing kind of new love in Las Vegas like she has never felt. Her place is already being prepared on the wall of most beloved to ever be in the jewel of the desert.