This is how you command an entire stadium full of cheering people.
Moments like this are why she was considered to be the new Streisand back in the day.
Very few own a stage like Liza.
Watch and learn. It's how it's done, kids.
The new Streisand? Wasn't Streisand the new Streisand back then? They're only 4 years apart in age.
R4. Liza has won an Oscar, three Tonys, an Emmy, British Academy Film and Television Arts and a Grammy Living Legend Award and a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. I think Liza has proven herself even if the Grammys were awarded and noncompetitive.
Maybe for really old gay men but nobody else cares about her. She's actually a bit of a joke OP.
that was Cheesy-tastic.
She was a great singer and stage presence when she was young. She could knock it out of the park without fireworks and backup dancers and other theatrics.
And Halstons costumes were Amah-zing.
That was thrilling. Thanks,OP.
I have a question that I've wanted to ask here at the DL for the longest time. I was here when everybody, including me, gorged ourselves over her marraige to David Gest. Good Times.
Ok, I'll stop beating around the bush..deep breath...
Did Liza marry her husbands knowing they were gay before she married them?
"New York, New York" is truly an original Liza Minnelli song. And as much as I like Frank Sinatra, it's not his song. He sort of mangled it. Liza does it overwhelmingly better.
R10, she did, Dorothy, she did!
Thanks for posting that OP. Sometimes I forget why I like her. I saw her live at the Winter Garden back in the 70s when she did Liza with a Z.
THIS, however, was a pull-out-all-the-stops, truly amazing performance. Even in full throat, you could hear each word distinctly. Imagine being up there and being the recipient of all that love and applause! You could practically sense the ghost of her mother up above rooting for her to pull it off.
And she did.
I loved her then. I've seen the movie Cabaret more times than I can count. I even bought the album, back in the day.
I know this is heresy, but I really this she was a much better singer in her prime than her mother ever was.
Yup, that's how it's done...
In her day no one came close. No one gave a live concert like Liza. Truly thrilling. Sadly those days are long gone. The voice is shot due to years of drug, alcohol abuse and smoking. Liza lives to perform. If she didn't have that, I think she'd die. She will continue to perform even though what she had is long gone. Bless her for that.
She's never looked taller.
The Sky Arts Channel in the UK has been broadcasting all the episodes of The Judy Garland Show and they aired the one the other day when young Liza made her first solo television appearance singing, I think, Put On A Happy Face, singing and dancing all over the place. She's amazing. I should find it on YouTube.
She should have worn heavier blush in a darker shade.
In such a big stadium with the audience so far away, she needed stronger make-up to contour her cheekbones.
She was never a better singer than her mother. Never.
She's very good at over-the-top Mama Rose type Broadway numbers like this, but doesn't usually sound that good when she attempts straightforward pop. But there's no problem with only be great at one specific type of music. When was this concert? I didn't know she was ever popular enough to do stadium concerts, she's lucky to get 5,000 at a concert now.
I just want to point out that Liza was never really considered the new Streisand because she never had the recording career component. That's not to take away from her brilliance on stage, screen, and concerts, though.
Her makeup is awesome!
I never really cared for her music, it just wasn't my taste, but recognize her talent. Always thought this was amazing. Talk about holding a HUGE arena in the palm of your hand. This amazes me.