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Farewell Bette Midler: Her Show ‘The Showgirl Must Go On’ Finale


Farewell Bette Midler as she signs off from ‘The Showgirl Must Go On’ at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on January 31, 2010. Midler was joined tonight with singer Gladys Knight in her final encore.

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Bette Midler In Final Show Of "The Showgirl Must Go On"

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Gladys Knight joined Bette on stage for a song (The Way We Were) before Bette's final Encore. Midler watched from behind Gladys singing in awe and was tearful at times during the song.

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Bette Midler and Gladys Knight

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The final Encore for Bette was a Celine Dion song as a joke, and a nod to the artist who was the resident at The Colosseum for five years. Singer Celine Dion congratulated Midler on a television screen behind her and said farewell. The song appropriately performed was 'Wind Beneath My Wings.’

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Bette Midler and Singer Celine Dion

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Bette Midler Thanking "The Showgirl Must Go On" Cast

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‘The Showgirl Must Go On’ full cast and crew took their final bow behind Bette and continued as the curtain lowered to say their farewells to the excited audience tonight in the Colosseum.  Bravo Bette! We know your fans look forward to your next performance wherever that takes you.

Bill Cody is an entertainment reporter and journalist in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, conventions, parties and all things Las Vegas. Visit VegasBill on twitter.

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