Bette Midler Will Perform a Song From MARY POPPINS RETURNS at the Oscars
The song, co-written by Midler's longtime friend Marc Shaiman, along with Scott Wittman, was originally performed by Emily Blunt in the film. It is one of five nominees in the Best Original Song category.
It is expected that Shaiman will accompany Midler on piano.
Midler confirmed the news on her 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
Read more on Variety.
The 91st Oscars will be held on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.