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La Streisand powers the Oscars:

Legendary diva, Barbra Streisand, is set to give uber star power to this year's Oscars ceremony.
By Motherpedia with AAP
Date: February 01 2013
Tags: celebrity, films,
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The one and only Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars next month - her first Academy Awards performance in 36 years.

Streisand has earned two Oscars - one for Best Actress in Funny Girl in 1968, the other for Best Song for Evergreen from A Star is Born in 1977, but has only performed at the top Hollywood awards show once before, in 1977 when she sang her winning song.

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?" said the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

"We are honoured 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," they added in a statement.

She was also nominated for Best Actress in 1973 for in The Way We Were, for producing 1991's The Prince of Tides (1991), and for co-writing the original song I Finally Found Someone from The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

Others already confirmed for the Oscars on 24th February include British songstress Adele, who will sing her 007 theme tune Skyfall, and foul-mouthed teddy bear Ted, with his big-screen sidekick actor Mark Wahlberg.

Streisand's latest movie, Guilt Trip, came out in the US last month. She turns 71 in April.

Of course, many believe Streisand's best song was this one for one of the greatest 'chick flicks' of all time. She sang it, but the Academy Award for its composition was won by the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. Enjoy! 

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