Bette Midler will sing on the Academy Awards telecast for the first time next month.
Bette has previously served as a presenter, but she's never performed on the film industry's annual extravaganza -- even though several of her movies have been musicals, and two of them, The Rose and For the Boys, brought her Best Actress nominations. According to TheWrap.com, there's no word on what Bette will be singing. She joins previously announced musical performers Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel.
The Oscars air March 2nd on ABC.