Barbra Streisand and Lionel Richie perform special duet at BST Hyde Park show

8 July 2019, 10:01 | Updated: 22 September 2023, 11:00

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Barbra Streisand gave her fans an amazing show in London last night (July 7), including a couple of unexpected duets.

Appearing at the British Summertime festival in Hyde Park, Barbra put on a moving, and at times, hilarious show, which included her attempt at a cockney accent and regularly sipping some English tea.

She also tweaked the lyrics of opening track ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, mentioning Hyde Park, clotted cream, Cornish pasties and Meghan Markle. Amazing.

“On the way here, the driver asked me if I’d gone to any of the Pride celebrations. And I said why would I? I knew they’d be here tonight!," Barbra Streisand joked. “I believe everyone has the right to love everyone whoever they choose”.

Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson
Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Picture: Getty

After Barbra spoke about her iconic role in A Star Is Born, she brought out her former co-star Kris Kristofferson to duet for the first ever time on a live stage, performing ‘Lost Inside Of You’ from the film.

Later on, West End hero Ramin Karimloo took to the stage, before Lionel Richie got the biggest cheer of the night, singing 'The Way We Were’.

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“Can I tell you that being in front of this audience, your audience, and being here to sing this song with you is going to be the check of my life”, said Lionel.

Earlier on in the day, Bryan Ferry warmed up the crowd with a brilliant set which included his hits ‘Let’s Stick Together’ and ‘Virginia Plain’. Kristofferson also performed his own set.

Barbra followed Celine Dion's headline performance on Friday, while Stevie Wonder topped the bill on Saturday. Next week, Florence and the Machine and Robbie Williams take centre stage.

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