Singing Sen­sa­tions

Many pop di­vas have starred in movies, but which ones have truly shone? We rank th­ese singers’ film per­for­mances to see who are red-hot, and who have fiz­zled out

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Jen­nifer Hud­son in Dream­girls

The Amer­i­can Idol con­tes­tant stunned ev­ery­one with her per­for­mance as Effie White in Dream­girls, which won her a Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tress Os­car in 2007. It’s no easy feat eclips­ing co-star Be­y­oncé – but her ren­di­tion of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Go­ing” is con­sid­ered one of the movie’s high­lights.

Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

In this re­make of 1976’s A Star Is Born, Gaga plays a singer-song­writer get­ting her big break. Like Bar­bra Streisand in the orig­i­nal, the quirky Gaga doesn’t have the looks of a typ­i­cal pop star, but shows off her im­mense tal­ent and her big voice.

Björk in Dancer In The Dark

The Ice­landic pop queen with a love for swan dresses won Best Ac­tress at Cannes in 2000 play­ing im­mi­grant worker Selma. It’s a de­press­ing film, but Björk, who played a day­dream­ing im­mi­grant fac­tory worker, belted out those tunes with usual aplomb.

Christina Aguil­era in Bur­lesque

For some­one who sings and dances like Christina, you would ex­pect her turn as a ris­ing bur­lesque star to be a hit. Alas, this luke­warm ef­fort turned out more ho-hum than hot. Even co-star Cher ad­mit­ted it was not a good move.

Brit­ney Spears in Cross­roads

This road trip movie about three child­hood friends was so cheesy, it made us cringe. So, it’s no won­der Brit­ney has wisely stuck to singing and danc­ing.

Mariah Carey in Glit­ter

The act­ing was not so good but the diva got to sing. She re­deemed some act­ing cred, how­ever, in Pre­cious.


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