The effervescently talented Bette Midler, also known as 'The Divine Miss M,' will perform at this year's Academy awards.
According to Deadline Hollywood news, the two-time Oscar-nominated and multiple Grammy recipient will take the stage at the event in Los Angeles. She also confirmed the news via Twitter.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who convinced Barbra Streisand to perform for the first time in three decades, are excited they have convinced yet another fabulous diva for the 2014 show.
“We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.”
Midler received Academy Award nominations for Actress in a Leading Role for For the Boys and The Rose. She has recorded 13 studio albums, the first of which, 1972’s “The Divine Miss M,” sold over a million copies and earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Midler has gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide and win two additional Grammys for the songs “The Rose” (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) and “Wind Beneath My Wings” (Record of the Year). She has been awarded three Emmy Awards and a special Tony Award in 1974 for her contribution to that year’s Broadway season.
Her numerous starring film roles include The First Wives Club, Down and Out in Beverly Hills and Ruthless People, Last year Midler portrayed the late Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the hit Broadway production, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers.
Idina Menzel has also been slated to perform a song, "Let it Go" from her film, Frozen.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will take place on March 2 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The show will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide, including Israel. Catch the ceremony next week on HOT and YES channel 3.
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