The Divine Miss M
As a special treat, Bette takes The Oprah Show on a backstage tour of rehearsals. It's clear from the start that her Vegas show will have the over-the-top grandeur her fans love. The costumes are no exception—Bette and her dancers practice a song in which they will all be wearing mermaid-like fishtails.
"I think America's going to think we're fairly peculiar," Bette says. "We try to do as many strange and wonderful things in these costumes as we possibly can. People do somersaults in them, they do flips, they do back flips, we do synchronized swimming, we dive, we break dance."