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Watch Bette Midler, U2, Karen O, Menzel, Pharrell Williams at the Oscars

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Bette Midler fans will have a chance to see her perform at this year’s Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the superstar’s booking on Wednesday, Feb.19. It will be the 68-year-old’s first time performing on the Oscar stage.

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The broadcast's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, declined to say what song Bette Midler will perform but did say they were ‘thrilled” to have her and admitted “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.” in today’s statement.

Midler will be joining the previously announced Oscar musical performers: U2, Karen O, Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel who will be performing the four original song nominates.

U2 will play "Ordinary Love," ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"), Karen O will sing "The Moon Song," (Her) Williams will perform "Happy," (Despicable Me 2) and Menzel will sing "Let It Go," from the animated musical Frozen.

The fifth original song nominee "Alone Yet Not Alone," from the same named film, was removed from the ballot after violating academy rules about campaigning for awards.

The 86th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 2 and hosted by comedian (and talk show host) Ellen DeGeneres.

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