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Dame Shirley Bassey: James Bond Tribute at Oscars 2013 (Video)

Dame Shirley Bassey: James Bond Tribute at Oscars 2013 (Video)

Dame Shirley Bassey belts out “Goldfinger” during a James Bond tribute at the 2013 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 24) in Hollywood.

The 76-year-old entertainer, who made her Oscars debut this evening, received the first standing ovation of the show!

Check out the complete tribute below, which features Halle Berry as presenter for the video montage before the amazing performance.

Also pictured inside: Shirley on the red carpet earlier in the evening.

Tune into the 2013 Oscars – they are airing RIGHT NOW on ABC!

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Posted to: 2013 Oscars, James Bond, Shirley Bassey

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20 Comments

# 1

I love Shirley!!!

# 2

Absolutely loved her performance!!!

# 3

Oh my god! Goldfinger!!! amazing!!

# 4

Her performance was SPECTACULAR! She looks amazing for her age!

# 5
Ugonna Wosu @ 02/24/2013 at 11:15 pm

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT!!!!

# 6

Can You get any better then Dame Shirley Bassey. she made the show.
Only reason to watch

# 7

She was great!

# 8

She is simply the BEST!

# 9

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE.

Moises Young-Diaz @ 02/25/2013 at 9:36 am

Great perfornance by Shirley Bassey. The best of the best. Bravo

Absolutely amazing! One of the best performances in Oscar history.

Bassey was MAGNIFICENT!
There’s a reason she’s the only singer to do THREE Bond themes…and should have done SkyFall!

siennagold @ 02/25/2013 at 10:30 am

Amazing! She still has the pipes!

Kickin ass and takin names period. Damn, and she’s 76!

Adele,Hudson and Beyoncé are great,but Dame Bassey is beyond
earth’s atmosphere.

Suncatcher @ 02/25/2013 at 2:23 pm

Goldfinger was a huge hit in 1964 – worldwide. Last night she sounded just like she did in 1964. Wow. Wish Dame Bassey wasn’t such a well kept secret. They adore her in Great Britain.

Wow, just wow!

That was ridiculous, incredible, amazing, revelatory. Bassey reminded us why she’s Bassey, why we love Bond, why we go to the movies. That was one for the record books – a 76 year old woman sings a 50 year old song and walks away with the show!!!!!

It brought tears to my eyes .Just the day before this song came on the radio and as always I turn it up–she’s still got it!

It was remarkable that the audience, all stars in their own right, saw a performance that none of them could ever duplicate , let alone at 76 and let alone live. The woman is so utterly outstanding that they rose as one in complete adulation. Not fawning, just simple awe and absolute respect. She is a legend. The moves, the raw sexuality, the hint of sinister eyes flashing with cold and brittle passion, she conveyed it all. And the final flick of the hands as if to say, how easy was that? Pity no one else can do it. Certainly not Barbra, who should retire, and certainly not Adele who needed 40 backing vocalists and could not hit the big high notes. Dame Shirley showed everyone what a star was, and they all knew it.

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