We told you she might do it, and now it’s confirmed.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Adele is slated to perform her Oscar-nominated James Bond theme song “Skyfall” at the 85th Academy Awards on February 23. Adele appeared at the Golden Globes recently to accept an award for the tune, but Oscar spokespeople said that the February performance will be the first time she sings the tune live anywhere and her first U.S. TV appearance since last year’s Grammy awards.
The Oscars will feature a tribute to the Bond film franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The British songbird could have a command performance if “Skyfall” ends up winning the Best Original Song Oscar, since she co-wrote the tune with frequent collaborator producer Paul Epworth.
“It’s an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” Adele said after nominations were announced. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
To date, in addition to the Best Original Song award at the Globes, “Skyfall” has won trophies at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Houston, Phoenix and Las Vegas Film Critics Society awards and it is nominated for British Single of the Year at the February 20, 2013 Brit Awards. “Skyfall” is the first Bond song to be nominated for an Oscar since Sheena Easton’s 1981 track “For Your Eyes Only,” and, according to the Reporter, the first Bond theme to ever debut in Billboard’s top 10 chart.
Adele has taken an extended break from live performance over the past year after an extended recovery from vocal cord surgery, followed by her pregnancy and the birth of her first child in October with partner Simon Konecki.
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