Singing superstar Celine Dion's new Las Vegas extravaganza show has been heavily criticised by American critics.

The diva is to perform her show A NEW DAY for the next three years in a specially built theatre at CAESER'S PALACE - but has received a panning from some of America's biggest newspapers.

USA TODAY says, "The epic waste of money, talent and energy would have made even ELVIS blush."

And the LOS ANGELES TIMES adds, "Attempts to make this show seem special fell short. There is much to be done to keep this ship afloat."