Last night’s Oscar program was horrific, we know, yet there were two events which are good reminders about why our culture is worth fighting for: the performances of Dame Shirley Bassey and Adele. In an evening overflowing with rank sexism, and example after example of the decline of culture, here we have the 76 year-old Bassey, completely commanding the stage, and 25-year-old Adele, performing brilliantly the song which garnered her the Oscar. It might be a good idea for poseurs like “Beyonce” to watch these two women to see how true artists don’t need to lip-sync.
Brava ladies, and thanks for reminding us what artistry is all about. Forgive the video quality here, both were apparently taken from televisions. For a better clip of Bassey visit Mediate here and for Adele click here.