In a showbiz career spanning half-a-century, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler graces ITV screens in her first-ever UK television special, Bette Midler: One Night Only.
Hosted by Joanna Lumley, Bette Midler: One Night Only sees musical performances interspersed with a candid chat with the leading lady, offering an insight into her life in the spotlight. And as a true comedy legend, we can expect a lot of laughs along the way.
The Grammy Award winner will be performing a selection of her classic hits, including Wind Beneath My Wings and From A Distance, as well as songs from her new album, including a cover of The Ronettes’ Be My Baby and TLC’s Waterfalls.
The Divine Miss M is preparing to release her first studio album in eight years, It’s The Girls! which is a collection of songs of the greatest girl groups of all time, covering everyone from The Supremes to The Shirelles.
‘I can’t believe this is really my first special in the UK,’ said Midler. ‘What have we been waiting for all these years? We’re going to have a ball. I’m looking forward to performing some of my favourite songs and also introducing some wonderful new songs that celebrate iconic girl groups. I love the music these women made. They say behind every great man, there’s a great woman. Well, I think that behind every great woman, there should be at least two other women singing and dancing in perfect unison.’
One of the world’s best-loved and most versatile entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. She’s earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings; 1990: From A Distance) and Record of the Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings); two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. Bette Midler has recorded 13 studio albums and has gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide.