Beyonce Performs At The Oscars

Published: Monday 23rd Feb 2009 by Sam

Superstar Beyonce took to the stage at last night’s 81st Annual Academy Awards to perform a rousing medley called ‘Musicals Are Back’ alongside Hugh Jackman, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, and High School Music stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
The Baz Lurhmann produced performance was awesome (even though mimed – it’s understandable)! Beyonce really shone and it was great seeing her give renditions of songs we’ve yet to hear her put a spin on such as ‘Lady Mamalade’.
What do you think of the performance?

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  1. Nothing But Love February 23, 2009

    Beyonce was lipsyncing Sam….

  2. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    What??? No way… Ha-ha…

    So, according to Sam, Beyonce CAN and Mariah CAN’T… Why’s that???

  3. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Because the difference is that beyonce sings live in about 90% of her performances and mimes the rest, whereas mariah carey does it the other way round!

    Amazing performance regardless! She really shone and had good chemistry with Hugh Jackman!

  4. Nothing But Love February 23, 2009

    ^^^

    Exactly!!! Sam is always having a go at Mariah for doing it but when Beyonce does it he says NOTHING!!!

    Sam your a hypocrite!!!

  5. Nothing But Love February 23, 2009

    My comment was for 4:05 am

  6. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Sam you are a hyapocrite!!!

  7. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    first thing uploaded in two days and you upload beyonce s***, well what a surprise. mimeee, hmmm anyone even suspected of miming by you is frowned upon, hypocriteee!

  8. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    bey can lipsynch but not mariah? f*** you sam!

  9. starboy February 23, 2009

    Beyonce’s performance was CRAZY…i loved it…and eve if she lipsynced, who the hell cares? Over 90% of the time, she sings live, so this doesn’t matter, cuz i’m sure if she did, the people who organized the production instructed her to…anyway, she was great, she and hugh jackman make a great pair.

  10. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    OK, Mariah does it only on the chorus cuz she sings over it! When the original song is recorded in two voices overlapping each other then there’s no way it could be sung by just one. The other has to be recorded and played back…

  11. DAW February 23, 2009

    FOR YOU HATERS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT SAM THINKS CAN GO TO H*LL! IT’S HIS DAMN WEBSITE, IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T COME ON HERE OR GO GET YOUR OWN! 4:56AM WAS RIGHT! MARIAH ALWAYS LIP SYNC AND BEYONCE DOES HARDLY EVER SO GET OVER YOURSELVES. THAT WAS A AWESOME PERFORMANCE! BEYONCE ALWAYS BRINGS ON A GREAT SHOW UNLIKE YA’LL MARIAH WHO STANDS THERE AND WAVE HER HAND AND SOUNDS TERRIBLE DOING IT! GREAT JOB BEYONCE!

  12. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    So what if she lipsynced it was stil her voice. just like it was still Whiteny’s voice at the superbowl, and J-Hud’s voice at the superbowl. Hell more singers should lipsynce that way we wont no how bad they realy sound i.e (ciara,keyshiacole,rihanna,ashanti,kerrihilson) and the list goes on.

  13. number1k9 February 23, 2009

    I COULDA SWORE SHE WAS LIP SYNCHING TOO.

    To me her involvement and performance was nothing special, and it wasn’t like she made the performance what it was!

    number1k9

  14. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Don’t be trying to bring other singers into this,
    At February 23, 2009 7:00 AM, Anonymous!!!!!!!!

    Even the ppl saying Mariah, but thats almost a diff. story since Sam is always dissing her, and expecting her to be the 90s Mariah, 15 years later!

    YUP**

  15. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Beyonce was definitely one of the highlights in that performance. Yall are hatin’. And even if she did lip-synch, she still had to sing it at one point. I agree with Sam, that it was great hearing her spin on great classic songs. She’d be great in Broadway. She’s so talented, go Bey!!

  16. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Lmao! It’s obvious the same person is commenting about mariah…how pathetic!

  17. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Um… Beyonce only lip-syncs when she’s doing a lot of dancing, which is totally understandable. How are you supposed to belt out a song when you’re panting? All Mariah does in live performances is STAND THERE and somehow she still needs to lip-sync??

  18. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Christina Aguilera!

  19. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    u stay ridin beyoncec c*** man its disgusting

  20. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Bey did ok but I luved Hugh Jackman.. I didn’t know he could sing and dance..

  21. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Sam, why don’t you post pics from the Oscars last night?

  22. koko February 23, 2009

    What about Queen Latifah and John Legend? They did great as well. Where are their performances?? Beyonce was ok but to be honest I was more impressed with Hugh, he was the highlight of the show, he was a great host and had lots of energy and he nailed the dance numbers. Go Wolverine!!!!!!

  23. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    seriously, sam, i’m tired of every single thing this woman does being called BRILLIANT, AMAZING, SUPERSTAR, etc. i understand that you’re a fan of certain artists more than others and this is your blog and whatnot but it is very annoying.

    and people in the comments need to cool it with the mariah carey comments. when was she brought up whatsoever? in this industry, it seems like when you like one female artist, you have this insecurity to have to put every single one down. why can’t you defend beyonce (which i don’t care if you do) without bringing other female artists name into it? instead of being so goddamn negative about everybody else in order to raise beyonce up (which is a very poor tactic and only makes YOU look worse), just be like “hey, y’know what, i thought she had a good performance, its the oscars so i’m sure they wanted things to run smoothly, the end” and don’t be so immature.

    BUT MARIAH LIP SYNCHS. soundin’ like a second grader. well, yeah, like 95% of the music industry has lip synched/mimed it at one point or another.

  24. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    she did well, but they crammed in WAAAAAAAY too much. some of the bits didn’t even make sense… one line of “at last”, one line of “i don’t know how to love him”, a verse of “lady marmalade”, etc etc.

    ADD is what it was.

  25. Nathalie February 23, 2009

    i’d like to see B and Hugh Jackman team up for a comedy/musical
    i think that would be a great movie

  26. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    I guess ONLY Beyonce showed up at the Oscars last night. Queen Latifah, John Legend, and MIA cancelled their performances. Angelina and Brad cancelled their appearance and only Ms. Popeyes Chicken Carter showed up according to this blog!

  27. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Beyonce’s dress was b*** UGLY! the end…

  28. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Queen Latifa’s dress was drop dead GORGEOUS!

  29. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    the musical number sucked and beyonce looked like she could eat zac efron

  30. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    House Of Dead Wrong struck again!!! lol No one is safe! RUN ZAC RUN!

  31. NICK February 23, 2009

    BEYONCE IS FIERCE/pls dnt take this 1 time of lip singin & run wth it & PLS DNT COMPARE HER LIVE 2 MARIAH SUKXY B*** LIVE who stands on her X on the the floor & jst plays wth her hai & fingers…WHILE LIPPING! BEYONCE IS FIERCE !!!

  32. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Beyonce killed that!!

    the difference is beyonce barely lip-synches but mariah ALWAYS lip-synchs her high notes ALWAYS do u see all the running around bey had to do ofcourse she lipped BUT SO DID EVERYONE ELSE SO…..Y JUST POINT HER OUT

  33. melissa February 23, 2009

    Yeah, Beyonce lippedsynched and she still sounded better than your favorite artist

  34. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    Boring. And shes gained weight. She should worry about her last two flop singles instead of booty shaking at the Oscars. Only real A-listers should be at that show. Not some B-list played out R&B singer.

  35. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    u wish beyonce was a b-lister

  36. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    I think beyonce can lip synch because she does something other the just stand there for the entire song

  37. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    LOL @ ALL THESE BEYONCE HATERS

    BEYONCE IS DA MOTHAFUCKIN QUEEN & WILL ALWAYS BE

    YALL KEEP HATIN – COS BEYONCE AINT STOPPIN – SHE GONN KEEP CLIMBIN HIGHA

  38. Jay February 23, 2009

    hahaha. gotta love all the hate on beyonce an sam!! clearly this aint a blog designed for an oscar recap, u want more performances go an look for them instead of hating on sam!

    loved this performance, anyone who says beyonce looks pregnant or fat is just stupid! keep smashin it beyonce

  39. Beyonce is Soooo Under- Rated February 23, 2009

    I always thought that Lady Mamalade would be a Terrific song for bey’s Voice, i hope one day she will sing it in full…

  40. Beyonce is Soooo Under- Rated February 23, 2009

    Im not into fashion

    But i wasnt having her Red- Carpet Look at all!!

    she could have looked so much better- her dress was Consuming the Hell out of her…

  41. Beyonce is Soooo Under- Rated February 23, 2009

    Remember folks- any tyme someone is wearing a micro phone mouth Piece when they perform ( which Bey Hardly ever does) there almost Always gonna be lip singing….

  42. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    don’t call me a hater, your mama was one to she hated birth control!!!!!!

  43. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    @1:25.

    Compared to all the real top A-list celebs at the Oscars last night,Beyonce is B.list at best.

  44. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    I LOVED THE PERFORMANCES BEYONCE AND HUGH JACKMAN GOT A LOT OF CHEMISTRY I DIDNT KNOW HE CAN SING LIKE THAT BUT I LOVED IT I AM A BIG FAN OF MUSICALS SUCH AS: CHICAGO, MARY POPPINS, HIGHSCHOOL MUSICALS, AND MY NUMBER1 FAVORITE DREAMGIRLS DAMN I LOVE THAT MOVIE. STOP HATING PPL MY BOO BEYONCE DID HER THANG AS ALWAYZ SHE PUTS AND GIVES HER ALL THE TIME AND SHE NEVER FAILS ME ERRTIME I PISSED I MISSED CUZ I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS GONNA BE ON DERE BUT IM GLAD I CAME THATGRAPEJUICE.NET AND I SAW IT DAMN SAM I LOVE YOU….

  45. Anonymous February 23, 2009

    beyonce b-list? ROTFLMAO

    you gotta love how delusional the beyonce haters are.

    you mean to tell me that the OSCARS aka the biggest and most watched event of the year aksed a b-list celeb to perform for the FIFTH time? lmao u wish.

    anyway bey looked great and did great. end of story. haters get over it.

  46. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    People don’t hate bey as much as they tire of seeing her as if there’s no other singer or actress on the planet. It’s unfortunate that she doesn’t feel comfortable enough with her career or the industry she works in to give her public a visual break. Not a conclusion, but a break. It’s working and for those who love it, that’s great, but I get tire of people saying people are hating and jealousy of her. There are plenty of haters, but it’s more about over-exposure. She’s a marketer, not an artist who possess great singing ability and one of the most beautiful women in entertainment history…maybe this is one of the reasons she can’t stop the over-exposure thing. She thinks it’s just “haters” clammoring for her to take a hiatus,untrue.

  47. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    beyonce was great, i loved her performance

  48. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    Anyway… Mariah rules the TOP of it all! 🙂

  49. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    I’m sorry, but that Zac Efron comment had me rolling. Why Zac Efron? Oh my gosh that was funny.

  50. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    Hugh Jackman is a hottie. They should’ve done the whole number without the high school musical morons. Without them, it would have been much better.

  51. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    She looks disgusting I’m sorry.

  52. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    beyonce is b-list?
    hahahahahahahahahahaha

    GIRL PLEASE, YEAH RIGHT…
    who ever said that aint even on the z-list, and they got the NERVE! TO SAY THAT.

    ONE WORD… HATASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

  53. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    ^Are you dumb? Did you not read what I wrote? COMPARED to Angie, Brad and Jenn she IS a B.list celeb. Or did you really think Beyonce gets as much hype, press and attention as the three I just mentioned? LMAO Keep dreaming.

  54. Anonymous February 24, 2009

    Beyonce is an A list celebrity

  55. melissa February 24, 2009

    If Beyonce is so “B-List”, what makes her so?

  56. maris February 24, 2009

    Beyonce is a performer, not a singer. Man, who yearns for her music. If you like it put a ring on it…wtf? She meant if you love it put a ring on it. It’s like we get force fed Beyonce. I yearn for the music of MJB, JHUD, MsKEYs and MIMI. Beyonce without a collabo is not what’s up.

  57. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Christ, some of you can’t read or are too stupid. He/she is saying COMPARED to stars like Angie/Brad/Jenn etc, Beyonce is a B.list celeb. And I agree. She ain’t s*** in mainstream Hollywood compared to the real Hollywood big leagues. Shes more big in the urban community.

  58. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    that’s because brad and Angie etc…
    are WHITE HOLLYWOOD!!

    BUT BEYONCE AGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD… ETC

    ARE ALL A- LISTERS, NO COMPARISONS….

  59. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Beyonce needs to stay away from musicals. Her voice is not suited for them, and compared to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, she is B-list.

  60. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    U A DAMN LIE! BEYONCE IS A-LIST QUEEN! SO STOP HATE’N!

  61. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    11:16pm you said it best. And the ‘urban’ market isn’t really feeling her this time around….she’s just kind of ughhhh. B-List at it’s best lol

  62. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    this is the most biased blog. it should be renamed to That Beyonce Juice. she sucked, she lip synched and this was the most boring and annoying part of the whole show. go away beyonce.

    and i love how she is continuing to act like she can cover the classic at last. last time i checked that was not a part of a musical. GO.AWAY.BEYONCE.

  63. Nick J November 25, 2020

    That performance was about Beyonce’s legggggggs

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