Both Bassey and Jennifer Hudson earned standing ovations for their live peformances.
The 2013 Academy Awards welcomed the biggest movie stars across the land, but the night undoubtedly belonged to a music legend. Dame Shirley Bassey earned a standing ovation for performing “Goldfinger” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. At 76, the vocal powerhouse showed no signs of slowing down as she commanded the stage for the signature song.
Jennifer Hudson also took the stage in a memorable tribute to Dreamgirls, the musical in which she earned her Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2006. Hudson performed a rousing rendition of “And I’m Telling You” before the crowd.
Check out Bassey and Hudson’s outstanding performances above and below.
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