From left: Jennifer Hudson, Adele, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey and Kristin Chenoweth
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02/25/2013 AT 02:55 PM EST
It was a great night for music at the Academy Awards
on Sunday – particularly for the ladies.
But who really knocked it out of the park?
's performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" brought the audience to its feet, while Barbra Streisand delivered a wonderful tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with her rendition of "The Way We Were."
Then there were the Bond girls.
Dame Shirley Bassey wowed the crowd with the James Bond classic "Goldfinger." Then Adele
sang "Skyfall," which earned her the Oscar for best song this year.
Closing out the evening was Kristin Chenoweth, who got the better of host Seth MacFarlane
in a salute to the evening's losers.