Bette Midler wowed crowds at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday night as she stepped onto the stage to perform a beautiful rendition of a Mary Poppins favourite.
The 73-year-old proved she’s still got it and her angelic voice the perfect fit for the award nominated song, ‘The Place Where the Lost Things Go’, from Mary Poppins Returns.
Accompanied by just a piano, Midler’s voice filled the room and the star-studded audience was truly captivated by the singer’s magical performance.
Standing front and centre, she looked absolutely gorgeous in a long, floral dress which fell gracefully to the floor. With her blonde locks styled in soft waves, the actress glowed, her stunning smile lighting up the room.
While the audience sat in silence throughout the song as to not miss a beat, they let out a rousing applause at the end, showing their appreciation of the talented star.
The performance has since been shared online with fans from across the world taking to social media to praise the Hocus Pocus star on her beautiful voice.
“Bette Midler never ages… Looks and sings as beautifully as ever,” one person commented on Twitter.
“Can we get Bette Midler to come back to sing one song every year?” another queried.
A third added: “Bette Midler’s voice always tears me up. Gosh”.
Midler wasn’t the only one to take to the stage throughout the evening with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing the much-loved song ‘Shallow’ from the film A Star is Born. Just like the movie, the two sounded absolutely perfect, with not one note out of tune.
As if the crowd were not even there, they gazed into each other’s eyes, full of emotion at the awards night. It was a special evening for Lady Gaga who ended up taking home the Best Original Song award for the stunning musical piece.
Fans also shared their love of the song online, with many commenting how beautiful they found the performance.
“They are absolutely electrifying! Perfect!” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another added: “No words. Unbelievably the best performance of all time. Incredible”. And a third commented: “Truly madly and deeply AMAZING and the chemistry is WOW”.
Meanwhile, actor Rami Malek took home the Oscar for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
The 37-year-old – who shot to fame in last year’s biopic about the late Queen singer – beat Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe and Viggo Mortensen to take home the top gong at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening (US time).
“My mum is in here somewhere,” he said. “Oh I love you. I love you, lady.”
In a heartfelt speech, Oscar winner Rami Malek praises his mom, says he knows his dad is looking down on him, thanks Queen, and says the world "is longing for stories" about people being "unapologetically" themselves.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 25, 2019
He thanked his family for their support, but it was his tribute to his late father that was the winning moment.
“My dad didn’t get to see me do any of this but I think he’s looking down on me right now,” he told the audience. “This is a monumental moment, I’m so appreciative to all of you, to everyone who has had a hand in getting me here.
“To the Academy, to people who took a chance on me every step of the way… I may not have been the obvious choice but I guess it worked out.”