Neil Meron and Craig Zadan weren’t kidding around with this year’s movie music Oscars theme. (Even the comedic bits were song-and-dance vehicles for Seth MacFarlane). Musical numbers from this year’s nominees ran the gamut from Les Miserables‘ full-cast staging to Norah Jones crooning “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, and Adele’s performance of her Oscar-winning Skyfall theme. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson returned to sing her signature song from Dreamgirls, making Catherine Zeta-Jones’ “All That Jazz” Chicago number pale in comparison. And grand dames Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand fought through the show’s spotty sound mixing to deliver signature tunes.

Shirley Bassey sings her 007 theme “Goldfinger”:

2 years
Shirley Bassey is in her 80s and didn't lose her voice.
Mark K.
2 years
Technical snafus aside all great. Zeta-Jones wonderful. Pleased that "Skyfall" won but the "Les Mis" song is...
gigi willding
2 years
Do you realize how old she is. In most cases woman in their 70's lose their voice....

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs “All That Jazz” from Chicago:

Jennifer Hudson sings “And I’m Telling You…” from Dreamgirls:

Barbra Streisand performs “The Way We Were”:

Cast of Les Miserables:

Norah Jones sings “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted:

Adele sings “Skyfall” from Skyfall: