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We’d been feeling pretty ho-hum about the Grammy’s this year. When the best the music industry has to offer is Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith, it seems like a dark day indeed. The greatest enthusiasm we could muster for the show was the Cee Lo Green performance of a blended version of “F#*k You”/”Forget You.” But news that he’s singing the tune with the Jim Henson Company Puppets (aka the Muppets for grown-ups) was dampened by the fact that they’d all be joined by Gwyneth Paltrow. Isn’t she done with her singing career yet?
Then we finally heard something that will make us tune in on Sunday. Barbara Streisand is going to belt out a number at the Grammy ceremony.
In fact Babs will pretty much be camped out at L.A.’s famed Staples Center this weekend. On Friday night she’s being honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year. According to the organization’s website, Ms. Streisand is receiving the tribute “in recognition of her renowned creative accomplishments as well as her philanthropic work, which has included an extraordinary range of charitable activities over the years.”
The Funny Lady is doing it up in pure Diva fashion, too, refusing to leak any info on what number she’ll perform. God knows she has a deep catalog to pull from — she’s got eight Grammys of her own at home. Will it be one of the songs that she nabbed a statute for in years gone by?
We think this might be a clue. Her A Star is Born co-star Kris Kristofferson, himself a three time Grammy winner, is introducing her. So we’ve got our fingers crossed for a rousing rendition of “Evergreen.” We’ll be nestled in our big, soft easy chairs waiting for her ageless performance.
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