Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On

Pop diva Bette Midler (a.k.a. The Divine Miss M) has enjoyed a long successful career in a wide array of mediums most notably on stage. She has a wonderful stage presence and is liked by many. Her three-year Las Vegas show The Showgirl Must Go On which began in February of 2008 and ended in January of 2010 featured many songs that the performer made popular including “From a Distance” and “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Now, The Showgirl Must Go On is out on Blu-ray so fans of Midler’s can rejoice and enjoy her show in crystal-clear high definition.

Recorded at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the 67-minute The Showgirl Must Go Onis a glitzy and colorful spectacle of Bette Midler-like proportions. From neon pink and gold flashing lights to Rockette-type dancers, this show pretty much has it all. Midler sings, dances and even provides some corny standup comedy which the audience seems to eat up almost as much as they did their all-you-can-eat dinner buffets.

If you are a diehard Bette Midler fan, then this is the perfect item to pick up. I’ll admit it does contain some memorable songs and Midler does have a certain appeal many senior citizens might find mesmerizing but if you are a collector of art and don’t want to littler your Blu-ray shelf with gaudy, cheesy tripe, then Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On might be a poor purchase.

The setlist includes:

“The Showgirl Must Go On”


“The Rose”

“Do You Wanna Dance?”

“From a Distance”

“Boolya JaDa”

“Hello in There”

“Pretty Legs/Hot in Here”

“The Glory of Love”

“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

“Wind Beneath My Wings”

Blu-ray Bonus Features

Sadly, there are none.

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