Bette Midler to perform at 2014 Oscars
Bette Midler is set to perform at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2.
Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news on Wednesday, Feb. 19. It will be the first time Midder has performed at the ceremony.
The 68-year-old singer and actress has been nominated for two Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role, one for her performance in "The Rose" and another for her role in "For the Boys."
"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."
The two producers did not reveal what song Midler would be performing. In addition to Midler, Idina Menzel, Karen O, U2 and Pharrell Williams will be performing the Oscar-nominated songs featured in the Best Original Song Category at the ceremony.
Midler has recorded 13 studio albums and has received multiple Grammy awards. She has also won three Emmy Awards and a Tony award. Midler is also known for roles in films like "Beaches," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and "First Wives Club."