Oscar Sunday is going to be chock full of performances. Pink and Better Midler will be performing on Oscar's stage March 2, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced this week.
Oscar Sunday is going to be chock full of performances.
Pink and Better Midler will be performing on Oscar's stage March 2, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced this week.
Both will perform for the first time at the Oscars and producers tease about Pink, "we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."
Midler is a two-time Oscar nominee, receiving her kudos for Lead Actress for "For the Boys" and "The Rose." Producers said, "We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening."
Pink first broke the news via Twitter:
Big news!!! I'd like to thank @TheAcademy for inviting me to perform on the #Oscars on March 2nd!! #holycow
— P!nk (@Pink) February 21, 2014
And the Divine Miss M followed up her announcement with this post:
Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years#Oscars? http://t.co/t1v4r0zOaR
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 19, 2014
The pair of singers joins an already impressive field of performers at the ceremony, which includes all of the Oscar-nominated Original Songs.
Karen O, Idina Menzel, U2 and Pharrell Williams will be performing their respective Original Song nominees. Karen O is performing "The Moon Song" from "Her," Menzel is performing "Let It Go" from "Frozen," U2 is performing its song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" live for the first time, and Williams will perform "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" at the ceremony.
In addition to the performances, the ceremony will include a "Wizard of Oz" tribute, it will celebrate movie heroes, feature college students and will be hosted by one funny lady.
The 86th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2013, will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.