Glee Takes on Barbra Streisand for Musicares Person of the Year

February 16, 2011

After being honored as Musicares Person of the Year, we heard Barbara Steisand’s thoughts about Glee. They took on some of her big songs at the event, but she still doesn’t want to be a part of their show! Get the juicy details about what went on, with more photos and video, keep reading below.

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This dinner event always happens during Grammy Week and is a very special event for the honoree and those who get to honor them. And though it was for Babs, it was also a big night for the cast of the popular television show.

There has always been some controversy over how much the show should be infiltrated into the music industry. However, as we saw some of the characters from Glee take on Barbra Streisand songs, they were able to prove their talent. Lea Michelle sang “My Man” and was given a huge applause. The highlight perhaps though was Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison’s “One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home.”

With the show members doing so well, people asked the honoree what she thought about it and about being a part of the series. She made a controversial statement, that she has now had to elaborate on. She was asked if she would ever appear on the television series and she answered, “Not if I can help it.”

Later she told TMZ that it was not really what she meant.

“I should have said, ‘You never know.’ It was wrong to say, ‘Not if I can help it.’ What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album, and starting a new movie. So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked.”

I am sure after all of this there will be talk of whether or not Glee will take on Barbara Streisand songs or a themed show. It looks like if they do, they will have to do it without the Musicares Person of the Year. What do you think about the performances and the honoree’s comments about the show? Enjoy these pictures and video of the event, then leave me your comments below.

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Photos: Dillon, Apega, Adriana M. Barraza

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2 Responses to “Glee Takes on Barbra Streisand for Musicares Person of the Year”

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    Sandy Says:

    Sounds like Babs is singing a different tune…hey not everyone is a fan of Glee!

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    Vince Says:

    I take Barbra at her word and it was classy of her to clarify her statement. She publicly thanked them for exposing young people to music that they may not ever been exposed to.