"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."
Barbra Streisand to perform at Oscars for the first time in 36 years
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/24/2013|
I'm cumming as I write. Can't wait.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/30/2013|
Great! Barbra will add a little pizzazz regalness to the evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/30/2013|
Singing as in Beyonce?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/30/2013|
She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||01/30/2013|
We don't care,
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/30/2013|
[quote]a little pizzazz regalness
Happy hour has started early over at Chez Caftan, I see.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/30/2013|
Wow, that will really bring in the younger viewers!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/30/2013|
R7. Let me put down my cocktail:
"pizzazz and regalness"
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/30/2013|
I've so enjoyed all 23 threads about this.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/30/2013|
[quote]She hasn't been relevant artistically since the 1960s - only commercially.
You're a douche
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/30/2013|
R4. Darling, but you've always been irrelevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/30/2013|
R4, you'd better shut the fuck up before you disturb BABBOT who sleepith under yonder bridge. She will cut you, bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/30/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/30/2013|
I hope she sings "Promises"...but I know she won't.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/30/2013|
This will not be pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/30/2013|
She's singing "Let's Hear It For Me" from Funny Lady and "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/30/2013|
"The Way We Were" over the dead people pics? I'd be all for the audience clapping their way through that this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/30/2013|
She's singing "The Way We Were" during the Memorial.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/30/2013|
She's singing "So Long, Dearie" from Hello, Dolly during the memorial section.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/30/2013|
Actually I would love to see her sing a duet with Seth. He has a great voice and genuine love of show tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/30/2013|
She cant sing anymore. Lets hope she doesn't make a complete fool of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/30/2013|
Babs will do a duet with dead Donna Summer singing "Enough is Enough."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/30/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/30/2013|
Ah, no...Barbra is singing the love theme from "Evergreen".
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||01/30/2013|
I love her so much, I can't wait!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/30/2013|
Barbra will prove to you bitches that she can still do "Gypsy." La Streisand will sing "Rose's Turn" and "Some People."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||01/30/2013|
Get ready for a major meltdown when a seat filler accidentally makes eye contact with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/30/2013|
Will she have the mike painted white like on Oprah?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/30/2013|
The Vaseline-impregnated lens is being prepared!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/30/2013|
I hope she gets the flu and cancels. She sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||01/30/2013|
I bet it will be a special tribute to me!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||01/30/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 40||01/30/2013|
R38 You mean she didn't ask you to do a duet with her?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/30/2013|
Sit your ass down, Fantine. Barbra is gonna sing "I Dreamed a Dream."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/30/2013|
I heard Babs sing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" a few years ago at the Iowa State Fair. It wasn't so special.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/30/2013|
Barbra and Jessica Lange with perform "The Name Game."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/31/2013|
R44, that static photo of Jessica Lange you've posted gives her hairy spider legs. How mean of you, ya big bully.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||01/31/2013|
How about if Barbra and I sing a duet of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Come On Get Happy"?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||01/31/2013|
R51. You're right. Not in a million years.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/31/2013|
She got hairy fucking legs, hairy fucking legs. Ouch Oh man, get me away from them hairy fucking legs!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/31/2013|
Of course she will, that new movie has not been the hit she imagined, so she has to drum up business ....
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||01/31/2013|
She sang Evergreen at The Grammys very recently and it was not well received. I don't think she will do it again...
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/31/2013|
Fuck that Bitch. So glad her last movie BOMBED!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||01/31/2013|
R58, Because she is Blanche, she is!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/31/2013|
Barbra AND Adele??
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/31/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 61||01/31/2013|
We can always hope for a Yentl medley!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/31/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||02/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||02/04/2013|
Grandmama's not gonna let go!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/04/2013|
I wonder what color her microphone will be.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||02/05/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||02/05/2013|
The Enquirer says Babs is spending upwards of one million (in Jewish dollars) on preparations for her big performance Sunday night.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||02/23/2013|
She's going to fart "The Way We Were". Don't sit on the first seven rows!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/23/2013|
Who cares---I just want to see Dame Shirley Bassey!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/23/2013|
GOLDFINGGGER. He's the man, the man with the midas touch...
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/23/2013|
All you bitches jealous of Barbra because she is the real deal, unlike Beyonce and other imposters.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/23/2013|
R75. You're rather crass. So what if people like Barbra. Who do you like so we can criticize you?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/23/2013|
She is singing Gypsy, it was confirmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/23/2013|
Okay, Mary R78. I'll start spelling my name "properly" when BARBRA learns to spell hers "properly". Don't have a stroke, MARY.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/23/2013|
Tumblr: You Love Barbra Streisand...You Jusst Don't Know It.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/23/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||02/23/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||02/24/2013|