Top Stories

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?

10+ pics inside…

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

Just Jared on Facebook
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 01
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 02
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 03
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 04
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 05
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 06
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 07
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 08
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 09
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 10
hugh jackman beyonce oscar musical 11

Photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Posted to: Beyonce Knowles, Hugh Jackman

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Tiffany Haddish is being sued by her ex-husband - TMZ
  • Katherine Langford is saying goodbye to 13 Reasons Why - Just Jared Jr
  • James Corden and Adam Levine got pulled over by cops - TooFab
  • Alicia Silverstone officially filed for divorce - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Camila Cabello is praising Shawn Mendes' new album - Just Jared Jr
  • SIngingangel86

    Beyonce ruined the whole performance. You looked fat and cheap plus she lipsynced. And she sang ‘At Last’ again, Etta is going to kick her ass. Hugh was amazing the whole show. Vanessa and Zac were cute, I wish I saw more of them. WHY DIDN’T BEYONCE STAY AT HOME, WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING HER!!

  • Beyonceisaghettotrashbitch

    #51 I couldn’t agree with you more. Hugh was wonderful, but Beyonce lipsynched, she’s too fat for that costume (thunder thighs) and she’s OVERRATED. Queen Latifah sounded incredible.

  • cristinaa

    amazing (L)
    zac,vanessa, amanda…
    the best!

    I wanted to see a little bit more of Vanessa and Zac but It was a pretty good performance

  • Kiki

    Return of musicals? ….I so hope this is an upcoming trend at the theatres. This was the best Academy Awards Show in many, many years.

  • CR30.01

    Drop the musical numbers alaready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just Interested

    Z&V were amazing

  • zanessa4everrr!


  • yets

    I love Zanessa!!!!!!!!!

  • http://carolo. carol

    woooooow, amaazing, loved it

  • Oh Canada

    Beyonce’s outfit was meant for a taller leaner person. We know she’s curvy, but she doesn’t have to ram it down our throats in that red outfit, or in her always too tight mermaid dresses.
    She’s bottom heavy, if she wore more fluid dresses she would be stunning. Look how gorgeous Alicia Keys was in her dress, those are the types of dresses that would suit Beyonce.

    I was amazed at how short fat her legs/knees/thighs were; it did not suit her at all. It just proves how photoshopped her videos and photos are, they make her look proportioned/perfect…smoke and mirrors.

  • emme

    i really liked the performance and all them did a great job.

  • smdwh

    they were all great
    Hugh Jackman was amazing!

  • Lucy

    They were all amazing. Zac and V were simply stunning, two outstanding individuals, Zac’s voice is beautiful, and V just owns. Beautiful couple.

  • Katie

    Love love loved it., breathtaking, Wow, Zac and Vanessa are so so talented and gorgeous. Stunning couple. Love that they sang ‘Last Chance’, so poingent and beautiful. Thanking the Academy very much for letting them shine.

  • Will

    Zac and V just showed the world how to put passion into a performance, and how to sing live and so beautifully, their chemsitry just shines and its amazing to see. I love Beyonce, but she was miming to the songs, whereas Hugh, Zac, V, Amanda and Dom all sang it live, and good on them.

  • Emerald

    Young Hot Hollywood owned last night, with such amazing talented actors on stage, Hugh as well, of course, who is the master. The Musical rules baby!!

  • Lilly

    I love Zac. He is all kinds of hot. I had to hold my breath for the entire performance. I mean wow. V is too beautiful as well of course. They are so cute together, they were lost in their own little world during that performance, they couldn’t take their eyes or hands off eachother. That’s true love/chemistry right there. Beautiful.

  • Dany

    I really likes it a lot.. Did not hate Beyonce, she did a good job. Loved hugh, he can really sing dance and act..

    But I don’t understand everybody being so excited over the 3 sentences Zac and Vanessa were singing.. I was not bad but definetely not brilliant?

  • d

    beyonce ruined it

  • gerard Vandenberg


  • slambang

    Hugh was excellent, the HSM kids were unremarkable, Beyonce sounded good but her thighs looked huuuuuuuuuuge.

  • ***

    omg i looooovee zanessa was there!! it was AMAZING :D

  • 8v

    Woot! Woot! I’m just happy for Zac and Vanessa to have had the chance to perform at the Oscars with Hugh and Beyonce. :-)

  • eu

    why beyonce was the only one who did not sing live? what a shame

  • http://zanessa nathalia

    i love zanessa

  • hugh rocked

    Hugh really deserved that standing ovation after his first musical number. I hope he will be the Oscar host next year too.

  • jay

    Um just to let everybody know, Musicals Never Left….True Thespians already know that……

  • Lindseyb8

    Hugh Jackman brought the class back to the Oscars that had been extremely lacking for the last few years. Not only was he extremely entertaining but exceptionally talented! Shame on those critics who thought otherwise. He was no Billy Crystal..HE WAS BETTER.

  • Am

    Did no one else notice that Beyonce was totally lip syncing???

    Hugh Jackman did a great job though!

  • zanessa4life

    Of course Zanessa was the best.
    Besides that I’m a huge fan I really think that they were incredible.
    They’ve got such a chemistry.
    Beautiful singers and dancers as well.
    Love them
    But have to admit that I loved Hugh Jackman too!
    He was great!

  • http://allalalal Dominique

    Hugh and Beyonce rocks! I really like the performance. Zac&Vanessa, Amanda&Dominica weren’e needed, Beyonce and Hugh totally stole the show and I was watching it only for them.

  • lola

    i really liked it, although i wish they had included defying gravity (from wicked) in there. it would have been so perfect, since they were talking about musicals being back and stuff.


    or even a popular reference would be nice.


    oh well, it was good nonetheless. i love musicals! :)

  • emily

    What a beautiful performance.

  • Hello

    Beyonce did sing live. She is just too good and perfect that one with lesser than average hearing abilities would mistaken that raw talent for pre-recored bull.

  • palvasha


  • letmetellu

    ok , i hate the high school musical stars, their so gay!!!! And i think musicals are gay too!!!!!

  • gjc

    Favorite? This performance!

  • eyda

    beyonce and hugh were amazing!!! vanessa and zack??? 10 seconds please guys…

  • Natasha

    I’m so out voted here but I thought Dominic & Amanda were cuter than Z&V, when everyone was stood there Dom & Amanda were looking at each each and holding hands where as Z&V just stood there till the camera was on them to be ‘couple-ly’.

    I though Hugh was AMAZING though. Great singing voice.

  • msblknasty1

    @ 84 what planet are you on bey lip synch her ass off even mess up and they took the camera off of her … where was jay oh yea up rhi rhi ass lolol

  • Arthur

    That number and all the show was incredible and very dinamic (how supost to be every year)!

    Beyonce amazing and hot (wonderful singer)

    and Hugh Jackman is a very good entertainer!

  • kris

    i don’t get why everyone is saying “omgsh zanessa was amazing !!”
    don’t get me wrong i’m a fan of them both ..
    but Beyonce was just Wonderful!! her voice is amazing and flawless..
    V and Z sang like a couple of lines.. they certainly don’t deserve all the attention their getting from some of you fans..

    did any of you really even watch the performance. it was all about beyonce and hugh the real stars of the performance.

  • Airika

    Zanessa didn’t really need to be there.

    Hugh and Beyonce we’re amazing.

    “Pineapple Express” skit was still the best thing there.

  • kasey11

    i love that video!! that part was def the best thing that happened!!!!

  • someone

    It was Beyonce and Hugh’s performance. Zanessa weren’t amazing. Are you kidding me? They sang a few lines from THEIR song. While as, Beyonce and Hugh sang pretty much everything. Zanessa, Amanda, and Dominic weren’t needed. They were more like back-up dancers.

    Love the performance, but it would have been much much much better without Zanessa, Amanda, and Dominic.

  • Ashley Griffith

    I am glad that i saw dominic and amanda and zac and vanessa i am really happy for them.

  • Custom T

    The performance at the beginning of the show when it was just Hugh was simply the best performance!

  • lakers fan in boston

    tbh this was one of the worst parts of the show
    i was really excited 2 see it, but it was just stupid
    vanessa and the douchebag only appeared for i swear less than a minute
    i usually dont like beyonce but she did ok
    i just didnt really think it was good as it was all hyped up 2 be
    really disappointed

  • http://msn kathleen

    It was all beautiful and one of the best oscar show i saw since 4 years lots of funny stuff. zac and vanessa look out standing in the musical and on the red carpet. i really like the dress she had on.
    zac look pretty handsome too.

  • manuella