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Bette Midler Performs 'Wind Beneath My Wings' at Oscars 2014 (VIDEO)

Bette Midler Performs 'Wind Beneath My Wings' at Oscars 2014 (VIDEO)

Bette Midler pours her heart on the stage while performing onstage during the 2014 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood.

The 68-year-old actress tugged at the audience’s heart strings while singing her 1988 hit song “Wind Beneath My Wings” during a tribute for those who have died over the past year.

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“I loved Cate Blanchett’s performance as an unhinged woman who talks to herself after a few martinis. Finally, a character I can relate to!” Bette tweeted earlier in the day.

FYI: Bette is wearing a custom Alaia gown, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Bette Midler – ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’
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# 1

Too low a register… Butchered it.

# 2
Deborah Maguire @ 03/03/2014 at 4:40 am

Bette is amazing as ever … BEAUTIFUL! SHIVERS!

# 3

He can’t hit those notes AND he doesn’t have millions of adoring fans.

# 4
pfeiffer pfan @ 03/03/2014 at 11:27 am

There is no one in the world like Bette Midler. No one. She can bring anyone at any age to their knees. Thank you Bette. Beyond amazing

# 5

Love love love Bette! Just lost my mom 2 months ago and this song hits home! :)

# 6
marilyn malmberg @ 03/03/2014 at 2:49 pm


# 7

This song is always a tearjerker :’(

# 8

One of the greatest and classiest ever. You will never see another Bette or Barbara.

# 9

This was the BEST Oscar show EVER. Bette Midler was the icing on the cake. Such grace and beauty with the voice of an angel. Ellen made you want to keep watching to see what she was going to do next. The ladies finally realized that they did not need to show all their skin to be impressive. The men cleaned up well. It made you think that the actors cared about being there and cared that we saw them at their best. I appreciate that. America has the best actors in the world, its time they started acting like they believe it as much as we believe in them to share their lives with us and entertain us in our homes. Thank you for a very entertaining evening.

Bette is SOOOO amazing. She’s the most incredible stylist. Watch her beautiful moving hands. What a wonderful songstress!!! I loved it. Thanks, Bette.

Gaybird are you a nut? Bette you are my Hero! Such a beautiful ,amazing singer.

Not everyone cares for the screamers and over the top high shrills…love Bette…love the range…and the song is one people can sing to with the singer…enjoyable!

For a woman who is almost 70 years old, she was elegant, eloquent in her song styling, classy as all get-out. BRAVO, Bette….just a gorgeous performance.

Highest point of the evening….what a performer!

A wonderful, benevolent woman…we love you, Bette. You are beautiful, as always!

This AmaZing woman is ONE of a kind!
Bette, for many, many years I have listened and followed you and your most Elegante, Eccellente,
World-Class Work as a Master Artista.

Where I found you Wholeheartedly, la maggior parte touching my Heart and Soul so deeply was just yesterday finding YOU singing
“Wind Beneath My Wings” via telephone per her dying wish, Anna Greenberg.

An AmaZing gift you could give to a dying human being.
This was MY most “Epic and Emotional” moment of my life. Thank you for being you, Bette Midler ♡

Who is Barbara? Did you mean Barbra?

Porfirio Cantero @ 03/05/2014 at 3:41 am

Fantastic ,sweet voice,deep feelings,great song,beautiful woman,
she took the night. Thanks Bette, for your music,your lovely voice
Thanks God.

Bette Midler
She’s one of the most talented entertainers of the last fifty years love you so much.

As a performer myself, I’ve always had great respect for Bette because of how emotionally generous she is. I can’t really think of another singer who can express gratitude in song the way she can. When her song began and she started to walk onstage, I could feel it in the room of people I was in what she meant to them before she even opened her mouth. That’s the lady that makes us really feel something.

It’s a very unique ability she possesses to move in on people’s emotions and to make them feel glad, comforted, and thankful even in times of grief, sorrow, and great loss.

Everybody knows her big 3 songs. I hope her Oscar appearance brings her a new audience and new attention to some of her vastly underrated songs like “Millworker”, “Lullaby In Blue”, “To Deserve You”, “Every Road Leads Back To You”, and “To Comfort You”, which are among my favorites.

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