Barbra Streisand made a rare TV appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ Aug. 25, and boy did she get plenty of airtime. In addition to her interview and a dazzling performance with Alec Baldwin, the icon did an amazing duet with Jimmy Fallon impersonating Donald Trump that got super political, and over the top funny!
Bow down! Barbra Streisand, 74, came out to promote her new album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and she brought it in such a big way when she sat down with Jimmy Fallon, 41, on the eve of its release. But the highlight of the show was where Jimmy did his epic Donald Trump impression and performed a duet with her as he said “Listen up Babs, we’re going to sing a song and it’s going to be fantastic. Together we’re going to make duets great again.” They broke into the classic “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” and gave it a hilarious political bent. “Donald” sang that, “Any wall you can build I can build taller,” and added, “Yes I can and I’m going to get Mexico to pay or it.”
He continued, “I can build casinos, and I can deport Latinos,” to which Barba responded, “I can vote for Hillary” even though Donald sang “She’s going to lose,” Babs hit back, “No she’s going to win and she’s going to win HUUUUGE!!” as the audience erupted in applause.
Her REAL duet partner for the night Alec Baldwin, 57, came out first to talk up how amazing it was to work with her the Barbra joined him on the sofa. “What movie actor and actresses would I like to work with?” was her criteria for picking her duet partners and gushed that she wanted Alec as the lead in Gypsy but didn’t get him. She and Alec wrapped up the epic show by singing “The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened” from the musical Road Show. The pair did an adorable performance true Broadway style, with props and singing discussion. Oh man, these two are such pros, so natural and perfect together.
Barbra’s new album features ten duets of Broadway classics with mega-star Hollywood pals that include Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley and Patrick Wilson. Whew! What a lineup!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Barbra’s appearance on The Tonight Show?