Barbra Streisand

Barbra StreisandHoly moly! Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars for the first time in 36 years.

Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night.

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” said 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.”

The press release the Academy just sent out reminds us that Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl” (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in “The Way We Were.”

She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee “The Prince of Tides” (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song “I Finally Found Someone” from “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (1996).

This year Streisand co-starred with Seth Rogen in the road trip film “The Guilt Trip,” in which she didn’t sing a note to the disappointment of many fans.

The Academy has promised the Oscar telecast would celebrate movie musicals, and with Streisand’s name added to the list that already includes Norah Jones and Adele, they are delivering.

Now we’re wondering who else will be in the mix, although no one could top this powerhouse trio of women performers.

Who else would you like to see perform at the Oscars?


  1. How about Dick Van Dyke performing “Chim Chim Cher-ee”? That won in 1964. Or maybe a collage of Oscar-winning songs from the classic musicals, like “It Might as Well be Spring,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Swinging on a Star.” That would be awesome.

    • How about Liza Minnelli from “Cabaret”! The musical will be celebrated on the occasion of its 40th birthday – and a new restored print – tomorrow at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York with the cast, including Minnelli, on the red carpet. Paula

  2. I’m thrilled that Streisand will be singing at the Oscars. Any time I get to see her perform I consider it a treat. As an aside, I was extremely disappointed with her latest movie, though. It didn’t even elicit one laugh from me…too bad.


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