On Jan. 30, news that Barbra Streisand is set to hit the Oscars stage as a performer for the first time in 36 years as released by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has hit the Internet with a vengeance. In fact, this welcome addition to the Academy Awards 2013 roster has gone viral.
According to many sources, including Vanity Fair, the original diva who is a true legend hasn't done this huge gig since she won the Academy Award for best song for "Evergreen" in 1977. It was then that she crooned the theme song from "A Star Is Born" for the Oscars audience.
By way of background, Barbra Streisand has won two Oscars in her legendary career. The first was given in 1969 for her best actress role in "Funny Girl." She also participated in the 2002 Academy Awards when she presented an honorary Oscar to Robert Redford, her co-star in "The Way We Were."
And so, with the happy return of the 70-year-old legend to the biggest night in Hollywood as a performer, Babs will be joined on that very stage by a fellow crooner from across the pond. That would be Adele, who is set to sing "Skyfall," the theme to the most recent James Bond movie.
That said, what Barbara Streisand will sing is not known. However, hopefully she won't be singing a tune associated with her newest flick called "The Guilt Trip." After all, that movie is a comedy and not a musical so there would probably be little room for a literal representation to be made by this iconic songstress.
Meanwhile, some sources speculate that there is a musical tribute to the movies planned to be performed during this years' show so Barbra Streisand will likely be an important part of that Oscars effort if that is the case. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
The Oscars 2013 is set to take place in Hollywood on Feb. 24.