Barbra Streisand to perform at Oscars for the first time in 36 years
"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music," said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, "how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years."
Great! Barbra will add a little pizzazz regalness to the evening.
Singing as in Beyonce?
She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.
I wish Britney could perform at the Oscars. She released a great dance album called Femme Fatale and they could do a tribute to the 40s noirs.
We don't care,
[quote]a little pizzazz regalness
Happy hour has started early over at Chez Caftan, I see.
Wow, that will really bring in the younger viewers!
R7. Let me put down my cocktail:
"pizzazz and regalness"
RE 8 - They'll already have Seth McFarlane for the youth/ snarkiness. If Be-yawn- ce shows up, she'll fake sing anyway. And Camel face will have to be there too. Yuck. Can we please let Miss S show the crowd what talent really looks & sounds like ? And I'm 26, don't wear a caftan, and love the Oscars.
[quote]She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.
You're a douche
R4. Darling, but you've always been irrelevant.
R4, you'd better shut the fuck up before you disturb BABBOT who sleepith under yonder bridge. She will cut you, bitch!
I hope she sings "Promises"...but I know she won't.
This will not be pretty.
She's singing "Let's Hear It For Me" from Funny Lady and "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!
"The Way We Were" over the dead people pics? I'd be all for the audience clapping their way through that this time.
She's singing "The Way We Were" during the Memorial.
She's singing "So Long, Dearie" from Hello, Dolly during the memorial section.
Actually I would love to see her sing a duet with Seth. He has a great voice and genuine love of show tunes.
She cant sing anymore. Lets hope she doesn't make a complete fool of herself.
Babs will do a duet with dead Donna Summer singing "Enough is Enough."
Ah, no...Barbra is singing the love theme from "Evergreen".
In a tribute to the movies with images and film clips of Gloria Swanson, Barbra will sing the two most well-known songs from "Sunset Boulevard" (the stage musical) even though the movie didn't have any songs:
"With One Look"
"As If We Never Said Goodbye"
I love her so much, I can't wait!!!
Barbra will prove to you bitches that she can still do "Gypsy." La Streisand will sing "Rose's Turn" and "Some People."
One more thing. I don't think I'll be comfortable with a live audience that didn't pay me $475 a head to hear me sing. So you can empty the theatre for my number, can't you? I mean, there's a reason it's been 36 years, so what did you expect?
But of course, Barbra will reprise her role of Fanny Brice trying to break into show business and sing the one truw song that applies to her:
"I'm The Greatest Star" and then she'll leave you cheering and crying in the aisles as she belts out, "My Man. And as the song comes to an end, Barbra will fade to black. You'll be paralyzed and overcome with emotion having witnessed the greatest performance in the hisory of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Get ready for a major meltdown when a seat filler accidentally makes eye contact with her.
Will she have the mike painted white like on Oprah?
The Vaseline-impregnated lens is being prepared!
I hope she gets the flu and cancels. She sucks.
Can't she bring on that new singing sensation Jason Gould for a duet? He's so good he's making Bruno Mars collapse into tears on his pillow at night!
The word on the street is that Lady Barbra will be performing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" in all of its seventeen minute glory, with the surviving members of Iron Butterfly. She will close out the Oscar Ceremony with a rousing version of Aqua's "Barbie Girl" (performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
Surviving Members of Iron Butterfly
I bet it will be a special tribute to me!
LoL, R37. I love it. But you had better watch out. Prepare to be flamed and sauteed by the Barbra queens who have absolutely NO SENSE OF HUMOUR. They take their geriatric singers very seriously.
Word to your mother
[quote]The word on the street is that Lady Barbra will be performing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" in all of its seventeen minute glory, with the surviving members of Iron Butterfly. She will close out the Oscar Ceremony with a rousing version of Aqua's "Barbie Girl" (performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
Don't be so JEALOUS, because you can't sing like her.
R38 You mean she didn't ask you to do a duet with her?
Sit your ass down, Fantine. Barbra is gonna sing "I Dreamed a Dream."
I heard Babs sing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" a few years ago at the Iowa State Fair. It wasn't so special.
Barbra and Jessica Lange with perform "The Name Game."
R44, that static photo of Jessica Lange you've posted gives her hairy spider legs. How mean of you, ya big bully.
R45. What are you talking about? I love Jessica Lange. That YouTube video of "The Name Game" is the best TV of the season on "American Horror Story: Asylum."
Babs can't sing anymore, so my guess is that this will be a prerecorded track and Babs will lipsync on stage. Either that or she'll pick some easy song to sing which doesn't tax her vocally.
Queen Aretha will then say something bitchy about Barbara's vocal decline.
r47, what a fuck you are. The girl just made 40 million in 14 concerts----I think she can still sing, you fucking ass wipe.
And after Babs sings, she will gladly give R47 the painful enema he deserves on live cam, assisted by DL's official BABZBOT and about 20,000 DL'ers.
How about if Barbra and I sing a duet of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Come On Get Happy"?
You are beyond idiotic if you think Barbra Streisand will EVER get up in front of a live audience a lip sync. It will not happen. EVER.
R51. You're right. Not in a million years.
She got hairy fucking legs, hairy fucking legs. Ouch Oh man, get me away from them hairy fucking legs!
Of course she will, that new movie has not been the hit she imagined, so she has to drum up business ....
Streisand would not lip-sync EVER, agreed. But her huge ego and her depleted voice and range make me concerned that she is going to sing "Evergreen"
That song is practically like humming. It won Barbra an Oscar, and is from that film about a star that she was in.
It is a terrible song.
I am not much of a fan, yet I don't want her to flop. Funny....
She sang Evergreen at The Grammys very recently and it was not well received. I don't think she will do it again...
Fuck that Bitch. So glad her last movie BOMBED!!!
This old woman is only popular with olde gay men and old Jewish women.
WHY are the still rolling her out on stage as if she's some beloved national treasure?
R58, Because she is Blanche, she is!
Barbra AND Adele??
"Babs can't sing anymore, so my guess is that this will be a prerecorded track and Babs will lipsync on stage"
How about using something recorded in 1965?
Barbra has ALWAYS lipsynced throughout her career on TV. Then she could edit edit edit. Where have you been?
We can always hope for a Yentl medley!
RE 61 / You are so wrong. She sang LIVE. Go back and look at one of the numbers from "Color Me Barbra", like "Where Or When". She's singing live. She has always admitted she's a terrible lip-syncher, and in her films, you can see it. Unlike some fantastic lip-synchers ( BeYAWNce ???), Babs hates to do it....cause she knows she can't fake it well.
While I believe that Barbra will do everything in her power to be good for the telecast (she's got a lot riding on it...GYPSY, mainly, but also the failure of GUILT TRIP and the memory of her poorly received performance at the Grammy's, which admittedly wasn't terribly good), that Enquirer article is total bullshit. They took one shred of a fact and blew it up into nonsense.
If it's true that Barbra is trying to lose twenty pounds and look a bit younger, that's great. It will only cement the idea that she's ready to play Rose. And if she sounds great, all's the better. I love Barbra and hope this comes off well.
She's going to fart "The Way We Were". Don't sit on the first seven rows!
Who cares---I just want to see Dame Shirley Bassey!!!
He's the man, the man with the midas touch...
Dame Shirley Bassey, 1964
All you bitches jealous of Barbra because she is the real deal, unlike Beyonce and other imposters.
I can't believe all the queens who worship her like she's a fucking god. I mean, the woman sits on the toilet and takes a big, hairy, stinky shit every morning, just like the rest of us. She pisses. She farts and stinks up the place. She burps. She thinks she's superhuman and so much better than us mere mortals. That's why I dislike her so much.
R75. You're rather crass. So what if people like Barbra. Who do you like so we can criticize you?
She is singing Gypsy, it was confirmed.
R75 - You have been seriously misinformed, sugar. Lady Streisand does not fart, and she most DEFINITELY does not shit. She is a divine being far above that, baby cakes. I am a Barbra queen and I will worship her until I die. She has given me years and years of pleasure. I feel sorry for you, honey, if you can't get the same pleasure from listening to her as we "queens" do. What kind of name is M'Lissa, anyway? Learn to spell it properly, girlfriend! You are quite vile.
NY Barbra Queen and PROUD!
Okay, Mary R78. I'll start spelling my name "properly" when BARBRA learns to spell hers "properly". Don't have a stroke, MARY.
Tumblr: You Love Barbra Streisand...You Jusst Don't Know It.
Any gay man who does not embrace Barbra Streisand is usually a self-loathing, insecure wannabe "Butch" who is so worried what straight people think about him listening to Babs that he goes into complete denial and swears he only listens to Willie Nelson or Mettalica (You know, BUTCH music). Bitch, Please! Barbra is encoded in our collective DNA. Get over it and let yourself enjoy her sweet songs. Barbra loves and supports the gay community (she even has a gay son). Show her the respect she deserves.
Antone Carlisle, Esquire
Dial it down, R82. Dizzy queen. I don't hate myself. I'm just not into Barbra. Beautiful voice, made some great albums in the late sixties - but otherwise a vainglorious twat who has absolutely no taste, nor a healthy sense of her own limitations. She's always been a shitty, predictable actress, and she's slathered most of that vocal and musical talent on a heaping pile of crap for the past 40 years or so. It was all downhill after Funny Girl.