Even veterans get nervous

Tt's not that Bette Midler hasn't attended the Oscars previously -- she was a presenter "before your time, before you were born," she tells E's! Ryan Seacrest -- but she never felt ready to sing at the event before this year. "It's very stressful" to perform for peers, she notes. "I've been gearing up for four weeks."

( Getty Images / March 2, 2014 )

Tt's not that Bette Midler hasn't attended the Oscars previously -- she was a presenter "before your time, before you were born," she tells E's! Ryan Seacrest -- but she never felt ready to sing at the event before this year. "It's very stressful" to perform for peers, she notes. "I've been gearing up for four weeks."

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