VIDEO: Bette Midler Performs ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ From MARY POPPINS RETURNS on the Oscars
Bette Midler gave a beautiful performance at last night’s Oscars with a rendition of “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns.
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 was one of five nominees in the Best Original Song category.
Shaiman accompanied Midler on piano.
Watch the performance below!Midler most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly! for which she won a Tony Award. Previously, she appeared in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers in 2013.
She made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof in 1964.
In 1979, Bette made her film debut in portraying a doomed and self destructive rock & roll singer in The Rose, for which she earned the Golden Globe for . Bette Midler
Me and The Women.
The two-time Best Actress Academy Award nominee is singing The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns during Sunday’s live ceremony.Bette Midler
Bette announced she would sing the song on Monday – Emily performed the track in the film – and told her 1.54 million Twitter followers she was “so excited”. Bette Midler
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Why is Bette Midler singing tonight?Bette Midler
Bette is a long-term pal of The Place Where Lost Things Go composer Marc Shaiman.
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My heart is exploding.”
Watch Bette Midler perform ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ at the Oscars 2019
25 February 2019, 13:59
Midler stood in for Emily Blunt at this year’s Oscars ceremony, singing ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ from Mary Poppins Returns – and she did an absolutely sterling job.
Bette Midler, herself a two-time Best Actress nominee, stepped in for Emily Blunt at last night’s Oscars ceremony.Bette Midler
Accompanied by friend and Mary Poppins Returns composer Marc Shaiman on piano, Midler performed ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ with warmth and grace.
The song, by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, is performed by actress Emily Blunt in the sequel to Mary Poppins and was nominated for Best Original Song at the ceremony.
The pair later lost out to ‘Shallow’, the title track from A Star is Born written by Lady Gaga and Marc Ronson.Bette Midler
Watch: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars >
Bette Midler at the 91st Annual Academy Awards Bette Midler at the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Picture: Getty
Emily Blunt has said in recent interviews that she suffers from stage fright, revealing she was “intimidated” by the idea of filling Julie Andrews’ shoes in her singing role in Mary Poppins Returns.Bette Midler
She did not attend the ceremony, after receiving no nominations for her performance in Mary Poppins Returns or A Quiet Place.
Midler, a long-time friend of composer Marc Shaiman, announced the news that she would be “chanteusing” (that’s singing) the track on Twitter last Sunday