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Wed 14 Mar 2007

Dreamgirls Oscar medley

Category : movies

This caught me completely by surprise during the repeat telecast of the Oscars - the Dreamgirls medley by Beyoncé, Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose & Keith Robinson. I liked the duet combinations and the live performances. And boy, can that 'wallflower' Anika sing!

Most of the many clips of teh performance that emerged the next day on YouTube were taken down but a few remain like this one. ANd this clip has Jennifer Lopez's introduction.

I enjoyed the movie enough to watch it twice and could easily recommend it to my old school buddies Shark and Chien. ANtzzz, a generation away, said it was "intense." To make full sense of it all (especially if 'Motown' means nothing to you), check out Wikipedia entries on The Supremes, Motown and Dreamgirls.

Funny thing was, after learning about "payola," I encountered it on cable in a movie about Alan Freed. All this helped put together the bit and pieces that I had learnt about this in the 70's - you know, before the internet and Wikipedia!

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