But who really knocked it out of the park?
Jennifer Hudson'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.