Get ready world! Bette Midler is coming to the Oscars!
The legendary singer is set to perform during entertainment’s biggest night for the first time ever, announces producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
"We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time," the statement reads. "We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening."
The announcement did not say what the Emmy-winning actress would be performing, but Midler reached out to her fans via Twitter to ask for suggestions!
Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years#Oscars? http://t.co/t1v4r0zOaR— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 19, 2014
Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years#Oscars? http://t.co/t1v4r0zOaR
She also jokingly hinted at the type of outfit she plans to wear:
As you know, I’m hitting the #Oscars stage! Here’s a #TBT from @CaesarsPalace. I might need to find that suit... pic.twitter.com/XH5heqQgHS— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 20, 2014
As you know, I’m hitting the #Oscars stage! Here’s a #TBT from @CaesarsPalace. I might need to find that suit... pic.twitter.com/XH5heqQgHS
The 68-year-old will be joining previously announced performers Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel, who will perform their respective Oscar-nominated tunes “Happy” from the “Despicable Me” soundtrack and “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.”
The ceremony will air live on March 2 with host Ellen DeGeneres.
Midler has received two Best Actress Oscar nominations for her roles in 1979’s “The Rose” and 1991’s “For the Boys.” She most recently portrayed late Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the Broadway production of “I’ll Eat You Last.”
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