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Beyonce & Hugh Jackman Bring Back Musicals

Beyonce & Hugh Jackman Bring Back Musicals

Oscar host Hugh Jackman and singer Beyonce jazz up the 2009 Oscars with a Bubsy Berkley inspired stage performance on Sunday evening (February 22).

Together with real-life couples Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) and Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!), the sixtet performed memorable songs from several musicals including Chicago and Moulin Rouge.

TELL JJ: What was your favorite performance of the night?

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Hugh Jackman & Beyonce – The Musical Is Back, 2009 Oscars, 02/22

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  • ara

    Yay! I love Zanessa. I wish they could have had more parts to sing though.

  • emily

    they are amazing! especially zanessa!

  • emily

    they are amazing! especially zanessa!

  • raysa – brazil

    this appresentation was great :D


    beyonce and hugh were amazing!!!
    AR Rahman for slumdog also amazing.

    great oscars!

  • Nyna

    Alright it was amazing but hugh and beyonce could have done that alone as well, they were just dancing behind them… wow

  • zaaaaaaaaaaashley


  • jane t

    vanessa looked like a bitch, please.

  • Tiana

    jared i’m sure has been dying to post this video… pointless of zanessa being there it was a Beyonce performance

  • jilli

    I can’t stand Beyonce, but Hugh was great!

  • jilli

    I can’t stand Beyonce, but Hugh was great!

  • Nina

    Hugh was brilliant!!! *applause*

  • gbvjh

    Watching that video was pure torture.

  • daniela

    This was my favorite performance. It was really cool, and i liket it even more because Vanessa Hudgens was there, Gosh¡ she’s so talented, and she looked HOT , incredibly stunning, but Beyonce completely stole the show ( I did like her) I wanted to see a little bit more of Vanessa and Zac but It was a pretty good performance

  • cheninator

    this was totally hugh and beyonces performance.

    all this “zanessa were amazing” WTF they sang a few lines from ONE SONG, that was all, no one would have even noticed them if it wasnt for them singing a few lines. i felt bad for them though and amanda and domonic they werent needed.

    i hate beyonce but damn she was amazing. hugh was amazing never knew he could sing and he looked hot in the tux.

  • Marieme

    Hugh rocked it. Such class, grace and talent. How lucky for us that someone finally did this show right. It was a fabulous show!

  • Matt

    this was good but by far the best was Seth Rogan & James Franco sketch. That was HILARIOUS. i am waiting for that video.

  • Shakira

    This is show business at its best! yes, Hugh, musicals are back! And Beyonce was sensational as always. Great stuff.

  • anon


  • ~M~

    this was by far my favourite part of the whole show
    awesome performance!

  • h

    It was a waste of 5 mins, stuff like these need to be cut out of the Oscars to shorten it. No wonder it is so damn long.

    The musical served no purpose.

  • shenanyginz

    I loved it! Beyonce was soooooooooo lucky she got to dance with Hugh like that! great performance!

  • k

    hugh was so great as host! i really enjoyed the opening. the musical number was boring.

  • Chris

    Beyonce and Hugh were amazing. Could have done without talentless “Zanessa” there. They sounded horrible and shame on Efron for ruining Beyonce’s “At Last”.

  • Sina

    this was the best performance for sure :)
    zanessa rocked the house as well as the rest <333

  • boohoo

    #2 this is the Oscars, those two should not have been there in the first place so just be thankful for whatever part they got

  • siamo

    Zac & Vanessa did wonderfully.

  • z

    Lovely zanessa !!

  • Angie

    Queen Latifah sang beautifully. It was my fave performance.
    Really liked this Oscars apart from the celeb dresses which were not so great this year.

  • oooooooo

    ohh looky looky all the hateful cu nts are back. Did you wanna slam your head against a wall during this? B/c I hope all bitter imbeciles actually did. & hard enough too loose what little brain cells you have.

  • umm

    # 22 Grow up
    Musicals are part of our great American Heritage. The greats lile Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did musicals. Back in those days actors had to be able to act sing and dance. Back then it was about showmanship. I think the musical had a point and it was well produced. Yes. The Musical is back and it is about time.

  • SL

    Beyonce and Hugh did an amazing job. It was very entertaining.

  • oh please

    Chris– CRY MOAAR

  • wen



  • LL

    Beyonce looked so cheap and she lip synched!

  • truth

    beyonce is fat

  • lga

    #27 they had every right to be here.

    I liked the new and improved Oscars this year, it actually kept my interest through the end. Great job to all!
    The AP actually points out some mistakes from the performance that I thought they all covered up very well.

  • h

    #32 You grow up. Not every one has to like the performance, I think it was a waste of 5 mins!

  • Dani

    I am so confused as to why Beyonce was even a part of this number. I would have liked it was better if they would have gotten someone who was actually in a musical last year….well wait i shouldnt say that cause she might have been and I just didnt watch whatever she was in…..At the very least they could have gotten someone that would have sang live…….


    Yeah I was surprised to see Beyonce, but it was a nice performance!!

  • cHIKA

    Why was Beyonce there? She always has to ruin everything! GOSH!

  • shaun

    This was by far the best Oscars. Love it. Beyonce and Hugh made the show. Although Zac and Vanessea should have stayed home, can’t hold a candle to Beyonce the woman can sing.

  • LuckyL

    I loved Zac and Vanessa =) how cute to be able to perform or act with your love

  • http://yahoo e

    Actually, I think the only reason why they included Zac,Vanessa,Amanda is to attract viewers.They could have just made it Beyonce and Hugh since they sang most of the song.

  • Veselka

    Zanessa were ah-mazing

  • liz

    can you post the pics of zac and vanessa performing?? they have some on newscom

  • DDB

    At least Queen Latifah sang LIVE and sounded great. Beyonce LIPSYNCHED!!!!! Why was Beyonce even there? Was is bad enough that she had to RUIN Etta James “At Last”? She had to show up at the Oscars!! She is a HORRIBLE actress. Just GO AWAY!!!

  • cd

    Hugh and Latifah were all class!

  • Oscar

    Can’t beleive they trashed the Academy Awards with Zac & Vanessa. They should be EMBARASSED. That was HUMILATING.