Bette Midler?!?!? Of all the people in all the world, whose bright idea was Bette Midler? Occasionally, a contestant will sing “Wind Beneath My Wings” (which gets my vote for worst song of all time) in their initial audition, but nobody’s ever been dumb enough to sing it on the Idol stage, I don’t think.
What’s the tie-in? I don’t get it. Is Nigel Lythgoe a financial backer of Celine Dion’s show or something?