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Beyonce - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

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During last night’s Movies Rock, Beyonce (in Elie Saab) opened up the show and sang a rousing rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” most famously performed by Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz.

Naturally, Beyonce received a standing ovation after her spectacular performance.

Be sure to check out more performance pictures and Beyonce on the red carpet of Movies Rock!

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  • oh my god

    amazing! i love her 1st

  • Jake

    This hair color isn’t working for her, she looks better when her hair color is close to her skin color

  • sam

    That was absolutely terrible. .She butchered the song.

  • http://justjared neg

    mm good but

    katherine mcphee sing that song much better

  • Marta

    Judi Garland did it better

  • The DQ

    Her rendition of this song is annoying.

    Her dress, obviously from her House of Diarrhea, is bu** ugly, as is everything she wears.

  • tsfan

    I liked it.

  • wings

    She forces her voice, and there is no heartfelt emotion, that is why her rendition sounds like that of an amateur. Judy Garland was subtle, and knew how to use her voice, in addition to feeling the piece, which is why her’s if is far better.

  • fanessa

    venez voir une video d’un vrai fan de vanessa hudgens sur se lien:

  • Gabriella

    Agree with Jake, the color of her hair is beautiful but it isn’t working on her. Also, her facial expressions are pretty weird, especially at the very end of the song.. She looks psychotic.

  • Helena

    What’s up the ugly, idiotic-looking dress?

  • Regina

    I lol’d at 3:29, that should be added on her infamous Beyonceisms. LOL.

  • whatchasay

    She is so over-rated and totally OVER-EXPOSED!!! She doesn’t know how to bow out for a year or two to take things easy and grow as an artist. She is so afraid that someone else will take her place.

    As for her performance, why must she force every line in a song? There is no grace in her voice..she does in every song is over sings it.

  • Betty

    This is another butcher job on a great song. The original version was outstanding. Beyonce’s version was fair to bad.

  • yb


  • Cindy

    Leona Lewis does a great rendition too

  • nina

    She did a great job.

  • Emma

    Beyonce please stop over-singing songs! You have a good voice so please stop with the vocal dramatics. I think she looks beautiful as always though :-)

  • ILovePapaSmurf

    *Yawn* Not as good as Judy. In fact, no one can do it better than Ms. Garland. That’s truth right there.

  • Anika

    haha she messed up the lyrics. you’d think that would be one song nobody would do that on!

  • Tracy

    Sucked. Judy Garland was like 15 and managed to sing with emotion. Beyonce still hasn’t learned.

  • shoes4life

    She really, truly needs to go away for a while. She is overexposed.

  • ariel

    She did a great job, she and Carrie had the best performances

  • watisup

    wat r y’all talkin bout she was forcing???? she sounds better on songs on her cd then she does here. Heck she sounded better when she did the national anthem. This was one of the cases were u just sing the song and pay honor to the singer without out shining them. AND Y ON YOUTUBE PEOPLE R THINKIN THIS IS PATTI LABELLE’S SONG WHEN IT IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • coco

    Did anyone see her and her mom’s House of D collection on Oprah???!!! Its no wonder this bitch never wears her own line…ok..maybe once or twice..otherwise she only wears other designers clothes.. Can’t stand someone without a conscience…wearing fur coats, fur lashes…SADISTIC BITCH!!!!!!!!!

  • katia

    I used to like the way she sang but now i think it is very BORING always the same thing same style blah blah blah boring that’s what she is now try something new girl she is not intersting anymore to me,next.

  • Lucas

    She’s perfect …
    The best performance !

  • hey#6 johhnythecarzymothafucka

    # 6 johhnythecarzymothafucka
    can somebody shut this ***** up? she can sing, but her voice is annoying as hell , she looks like **** as well.
    umm ..then why listen?.. idiot- racist.
    why are you on her thread and listening to her sing? say you hate her so much, you sound ignorant yourself. youv’e already said she looks like a monkey,,,and you called another poster ‘a bitter black woman”.you are the one who has issues, I’d say ..racist and stupid that’s you. your name says it all..dummy..

  • Stephanie

    no one beats Katharine McPhee’s version. i agree with the comments that say beyonce forces it too much.

  • love bey &rihana

    Bey rocked- it- go womannnnnnnnnnn!!!

  • lee

    Love BK’s voice.
    I thought it was great.
    Kather M. sounds awful,jmo.

  • Helena

    Kather M. sounds awful,jmo.

    Haha! You Beyoncé fans have to insult others (others meaning people who sang it better) to make Beyonce look better, well it’s not working!

  • Trina

    Absolutely wonderful! It gave me chills. What a truly incredible artist! I love her music.

  • Trina

    You must mean folks have to insult Beyonce to make themselves feel better!LOL

    # 32 Helena @ 12/08/2007 at 6:01 pm Kather M. sounds awful,jmo.

    Haha! You Beyoncé fans have to insult others (others meaning people who sang it better) to make Beyonce look better, well it’s not working!

  • me

    omg – leona lewis’ version on you tube is a mlllion times better – beyonce butchered it but the arrangement was a bit strange which isn’t rlly her fault.


    Beautiful song, beautiful lady and what a lovely voice.

  • Cynthia

    Yes, Judy Garland DEFINITELY did it better. I’m glad she didn’t start dancing! Phew!

  • cath

    Sounds good to me
    Not feeling the dress the dress tho

  • manty

    catherine macohee cant sing as well as bey,christina, mimi..puleese,, she should stick to what she does best..umm..what is that.. bey did well.

  • SAM


  • Carline

    The dress is an Elie Saab, and is not from her own line.

    I’m proud of her, she stuck to her lower register- one she rarely sings in, didn’t oversing/overbelt the song-instead letting it build to a nice clear finish, and she didn’t try to sing it like Patti LaBelle does it, OR like Judy did it, instead she did her thing and made it her own. I’ve got no complaints! Good stuff.


    WOW such haters here, im pretty sure half of you arent as pretty or cant sing as well as she can…so STOP HATING!

  • hayden p. rocks

    she can’t sing or act, i didn’t care 4 it, neither can that dum umbrella idiot rifake ahhhh.ewwwwwwwwww.

  • Ming

    Fantastic! She is just incredible. She is so pretty.



  • Becks

    Yikes… she messed up the lyrics! But hey, if I were on stage in front of hundreds of folks, I am sure I would not hold up half as good as she can. I think she should stick to her usual pop genre… this DOES NOT suit her.

  • Ace

    That was unbelievable!

  • hayden p. rocks

    hayden sings better than this has been.

  • Here’s The Deal

    ^^Oh God, first we had Zanessa fans invading every thread, and now this “Hayden P.” loser………….

    Beyonce is a beautiful woman with an incredible voice. She did great.

  • tamjo

    Very disappointing performance. Garland did it the best with her clear amazing voice. Beyonce’s dress was hideous.