Barbra Streisand, a two-time Academy Award winner, has only sung at the Oscars once before. But come Feb. 24, the global superstar will grace the Academy Awards stage once again.
ABC has announced Wednesday (Jan. 30) that Streisand would be performing for the telecast, though there is no word just yet what song she will sing. The producers call it “a very special performance.”
“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be
complete without Barbra Streisand?” says producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. 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 Streisand performed at the Academy Awards was in 1977, when her song “Evergreen” was nominated for Best Original Song, from the movie “A Star is Born.” She also took home the Oscar for “Evergreen.” Streisand previous Oscar win was for her performance in the film “Funny Girl” in 1968.
The Oscars will air live Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC with Seth MacFarlane acting as host.