The musical legend announced on Saturday, February 16 that she would be a special guest performer at this year's Academy Awards, singing "The Place Where Lost Things Go".
"So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24...the nominated song from "Mary Poppins"..."The Place Where Lost Things Go" ...so excited!!" Bette told fans on Twitter.
So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24...the nominated song from "Mary Poppins"..."The Place Where Lost Things Go" ...so excited!!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 17, 2019
Bette received Best Actress nods in 1980 and 1992 for "The Rose" and "For the Boys", while Emily was snubbed by the Academy this year for her turn as Mary Poppins, despite being nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and a Critics Choice Award for the role.
Earlier this month (February 2019), it was reported that producers at the Oscars had planned to only have two of the Best Song nominees be performed during the show – Lady GaGa's "Shallow" from "A Star is Born", and Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars" from "Black Panther".
Four of the five nominees have been confirmed for performances at this year's ceremony, set to take place on February 24.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will be performing "I'll Fight" from documentary "RBG", and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will perform "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings", from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".