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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."

by Anonymousreply 8302/24/2013

I'm cumming as I write. Can't wait.

by Anonymousreply 101/30/2013

Great! Barbra will add a little pizzazz regalness to the evening.

by Anonymousreply 201/30/2013

Singing as in Beyonce?

by Anonymousreply 301/30/2013

She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.

by Anonymousreply 401/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 501/30/2013


We don't care,

the world

by Anonymousreply 601/30/2013

[quote]a little pizzazz regalness

Happy hour has started early over at Chez Caftan, I see.

by Anonymousreply 701/30/2013

Wow, that will really bring in the younger viewers!

by Anonymousreply 801/30/2013

R7. Let me put down my cocktail:

"pizzazz and regalness"

by Anonymousreply 901/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1001/30/2013

I've so enjoyed all 23 threads about this.

by Anonymousreply 1101/30/2013

[quote]She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.

You're a douche

by Anonymousreply 1201/30/2013

R4. Darling, but you've always been irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 1301/30/2013

R4, you'd better shut the fuck up before you disturb BABBOT who sleepith under yonder bridge. She will cut you, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 1401/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 1501/30/2013

I hope she sings "Promises"...but I know she won't.

by Anonymousreply 1601/30/2013

This will not be pretty.

by Anonymousreply 1701/30/2013

She's singing "Let's Hear It For Me" from Funny Lady and "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!

by Anonymousreply 1801/30/2013

"The Way We Were" over the dead people pics? I'd be all for the audience clapping their way through that this time.

by Anonymousreply 1901/30/2013

She's singing "The Way We Were" during the Memorial.

by Anonymousreply 2001/30/2013

She's singing "So Long, Dearie" from Hello, Dolly during the memorial section.

by Anonymousreply 2101/30/2013

Actually I would love to see her sing a duet with Seth. He has a great voice and genuine love of show tunes.

by Anonymousreply 2201/30/2013

She cant sing anymore. Lets hope she doesn't make a complete fool of herself.

by Anonymousreply 2301/30/2013

Babs will do a duet with dead Donna Summer singing "Enough is Enough."

by Anonymousreply 2401/30/2013

Well...Woopie Doo!!!

by Anonymousreply 2501/30/2013

Ah, no...Barbra is singing the love theme from "Evergreen".

by Anonymousreply 2601/30/2013

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"

by Anonymousreply 2701/30/2013

I love her so much, I can't wait!!!

by Anonymousreply 2801/30/2013

Barbra will prove to you bitches that she can still do "Gypsy." La Streisand will sing "Rose's Turn" and "Some People."

by Anonymousreply 2901/30/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 3001/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3101/30/2013

Get ready for a major meltdown when a seat filler accidentally makes eye contact with her.

by Anonymousreply 3201/30/2013

Will she have the mike painted white like on Oprah?

by Anonymousreply 3301/30/2013

The Vaseline-impregnated lens is being prepared!

by Anonymousreply 3401/30/2013

I hope she gets the flu and cancels. She sucks.

by Anonymousreply 3501/30/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 3601/30/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 3701/30/2013

I bet it will be a special tribute to me!

by Anonymousreply 3801/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3901/30/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4001/30/2013

R38 You mean she didn't ask you to do a duet with her?

by Anonymousreply 4101/30/2013

Sit your ass down, Fantine. Barbra is gonna sing "I Dreamed a Dream."

by Anonymousreply 4201/30/2013

I heard Babs sing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" a few years ago at the Iowa State Fair. It wasn't so special.

by Anonymousreply 4301/30/2013

Barbra and Jessica Lange with perform "The Name Game."

by Anonymousreply 4401/31/2013

R44, that static photo of Jessica Lange you've posted gives her hairy spider legs. How mean of you, ya big bully.

by Anonymousreply 4501/31/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 4601/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4701/31/2013

How about if Barbra and I sing a duet of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Come On Get Happy"?

by Anonymousreply 5001/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5101/31/2013

R51. You're right. Not in a million years.

by Anonymousreply 5201/31/2013

She got hairy fucking legs, hairy fucking legs. Ouch Oh man, get me away from them hairy fucking legs!

by Anonymousreply 5301/31/2013

Of course she will, that new movie has not been the hit she imagined, so she has to drum up business ....

by Anonymousreply 5401/31/2013

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....

by Anonymousreply 5501/31/2013

She sang Evergreen at The Grammys very recently and it was not well received. I don't think she will do it again...

by Anonymousreply 5601/31/2013

Fuck that Bitch. So glad her last movie BOMBED!!!

by Anonymousreply 5701/31/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5801/31/2013

R58, Because she is Blanche, she is!

by Anonymousreply 5901/31/2013

Barbra AND Adele??

I'm excited!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6001/31/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 6101/31/2013

We can always hope for a Yentl medley!

by Anonymousreply 6201/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6302/04/2013

In the movie of Funny Girl, the last half of My Man was dubbed - it was her 1965 version off the My Name Is Barbra LP. Grow some ears, r63. Otherwise, yes, she is a shitty lipsyncher.

by Anonymousreply 6402/04/2013

Grandmama's not gonna let go!

by Anonymousreply 6502/04/2013

I wonder what color her microphone will be.

by Anonymousreply 6602/04/2013

As John Simon wrote in reviewing one of her early movies: "Not only is the second a missing but everything else from b to z."

by Anonymousreply 6702/05/2013

I think she will probably sing the movie arrangement of 'The Way We Were', as a tribute to Hamlish, since that song won the Oscar. Barbra did not sing TWWW on the Oscars that year, Peggy Lee did.

by Anonymousreply 6802/05/2013

The Enquirer says Babs is spending upwards of one million (in Jewish dollars) on preparations for her big performance Sunday night.

by Anonymousreply 6902/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7002/23/2013

She's going to fart "The Way We Were". Don't sit on the first seven rows!

by Anonymousreply 7102/23/2013

Who cares---I just want to see Dame Shirley Bassey!!!

by Anonymousreply 7202/23/2013

GOLDFINGGGER. He's the man, the man with the midas touch...

by Anonymousreply 7302/23/2013

All you bitches jealous of Barbra because she is the real deal, unlike Beyonce and other imposters.

by Anonymousreply 7402/23/2013

R75. You're rather crass. So what if people like Barbra. Who do you like so we can criticize you?

by Anonymousreply 7602/23/2013

She is singing Gypsy, it was confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 7702/23/2013

Okay, Mary R78. I'll start spelling my name "properly" when BARBRA learns to spell hers "properly". Don't have a stroke, MARY.

by Anonymousreply 7902/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 8002/23/2013

Tumblr: You Love Barbra Streisand...You Jusst Don't Know It.

by Anonymousreply 8102/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8202/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8302/24/2013
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