Barbra Streisand has surprise Lionel Richie duet at special BST Hyde Park show

8 July 2019, 09:44 | Updated: 8 July 2019, 11:55

Barbra Streisand at BST Hyde Park
Barbra Streisand at BST Hyde Park. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

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

Appearing at the British Summertime festival in Hyde Park, the American legend 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.

Barbra Streisand's 10 greatest ever songs

“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!," she 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’.

“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.

Bizarrely, Barbra decided to perform 'Silent Night'. Because who doesn't want a Christmas carol in July?

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.

Barbra Streisand setlist: What songs did she perform?

As If We Never Said Goodbye

Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home

Alfie

Evergreen

Lost Inside of You (with Kris Kristofferson)

Guilty

Stoney End

Woman in Love

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught / Children Will Listen

Second Hand Rose

The Music of the Night (with Ramin Karimloo)

Send in the Clowns

The Way We Were (with Lionel Richie)

Silent Night

People

My Man

Don't Rain on My Parade

What the World Needs Now

Unusual Way

The Man That Got Away

Last Played Songs