Who better to fill in for Emily Blunt than Bette Midler?
The iconic entertainer took centre stage at the 2019 Oscars for Blunt to perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”.
After the 73-year-old was introduced as the “Divine Miss M” by a soaring Keegan Michael-Key, Midler took the stage solo to perform a heartwarming rendition of the Oscar-nominated song.
According to Variety, Blunt didn’t want to subject herself to a performance on the live telecast, even though both songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman claimed that the actress has perfect pitch.
Days ahead of the ceremony, Midler took to Twitter to share her excitement for her performance.
Midler is no stranger to the Oscars as she was nominated for Best Actress twice for her films “The Rose” and “For the Boys”.