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Babs will sing at the Oscars

Hello Dolly!

Barbra Streisand will perform at this year’s Academy Awards, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed in a news release today.

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?” the producers wrote in the statement. “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.”

The last time Babs graced the Academy stage was nearly 4 decades ago, when she performed “Evergreen” in 1977. 

The lineup for the Oscars performance this year is set to impress: Adele is already slated to perform “Skyfall,” the song nominated from the new James Bond movie, and Norah Jones is singing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,”from “Ted” that is nominated for Original Song.

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