Bette Midler: Two-Time Oscar Nominee To Sing at Academy Awards

Image: Bette Midler: Two-Time Oscar Nominee To Sing at Academy Awards

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 09:50 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Bette Midler, a two-time Oscar-nominated actress and three-time Grammy winner, will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time ever next month.

Oscars show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday that Midler, 68, would sing a song during the live telecast of the awards ceremony on March 2.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time," Zadan and Meron said in a statement. "We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening."

No word yet on what song Midler will be singing or how she'll be incorporated into the program. The veteran star tweeted asking for fan recommendations.


Midler's fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over her scheduled Oscar performance





Midler garnered two Best Actress Oscar nominations for 1979's "The Rose" and 1991's "For the Boys." She's also produced nearly 15 musical albums and said late last year she's debating on whether to put out a new record.

"I love harmony singing and I've been toying with the idea of doing an album of just harmonies — girl groups from the '30s to about the '80s, something like that. You know, all-girl groups," she told Katie Couric during a November appearance on "Katie." "There are so many fantastic girl groups and I'm sort of going though that music now."

Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th Annual Academy Awards, which will air live March 2 at 7 p.m. EST.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved