Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones 3 ladies who will make a special night even better

Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones 3 ladies who will make a special night even better

Three Ladies Who Will Make a Special Night Even Better

Sunday, February 24th is Oscar Night.  Millions will be watching the 85th Academy Awards show, some to see who wins, some to see Hollywood ‘royalty’, and some to see what the women will be wearing.  I’ll be watching to hear three of the most talented female singers and song writers of all time perform.

Barbara Streisand, who hasn’t performed at the Oscars for 36 years, will be featured on the show this year.  Ms. Streisand sang the theme from “A Star is Born” on March 28, 1977, and won an Oscar for “Evergreen” the same evening.  1968 was the first year she was awarded an Oscar for her role in “Funny Girl”.  She was nominated in 1973 for her leading role in “The Way We Were”.  She was nominated for producing the best picture nominee “The Prince of Tides in 1991, which she also directed, and was nominated again in 1996 for co-writing the song “I Finally Found Someone” from the motion picture “The Mirror Has Two Faces”.

Adele, the British sensation with the big voice, will be performing her nominated song “Skyfall”.  This will be her first performance in America since last year’s Grammys, and her first performance ever at the Oscars.  This will be the first time she has performed “Skyfall” in a live performance on any stage.

Norah Jones will perform the Oscar nominated song “Everybody Needs a Best Friend”, from the movie “Ted”.  Ms. Jones has won multiple Grammys, but this will be her first Oscar performance.  The music was written by Walter Murphy, and the lyrics by Seth MacFarlane.  “I had such a great time recording this song with Seth, and was thrilled to find out that it was nominated for an Oscar,” said Jones.  “Getting to perform it at such a prestigious event, which my friend is hosting, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Ms. Jones burst onto the music scene in 2002 with “Come Away With Me”, which sold more than 10 millions copies, and earned her 5 Grammys.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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