Bette Midler Covers TLC's 'Waterfalls'

by Antoinette Bueno 10:59 AM PDT, October 23, 2014
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Who knew Bette Midler was such a big TLC fan?

The 68-year-old icon is covering TLC's now-classic 1995 hit "Waterfalls" for her new album It's The Girls!, which she debuted through The Advocate Thursday.

Similar to a singing nun's cover of "Like a Virgin" earlier this week, Midler slows down the original song significantly. Sadly — because who doesn’t want to hear Bette Midler rap?! -- she also skips the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' rap verse.

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Midler's new album, out Nov. 4, features 15 covers songs from legendary groups like The Supremes and the Ronettes.

"A long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony," Midler said of her new collection of covers. "In particular, the sound of female voices singing together. There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly as I ever did. This record is a small attempt to honor them for all the joy they brought to me and the world."

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Midler's cover actually comes at the heels of TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas' return to reality TV!

The Grammy-winning star, 43, will get judge-y on truTV's brand new competition series, Fake Off, and ETonline has an exclusive first look.

Check it out in the video below.