The Academy today announced that Adele will be performing her Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ during the ceremony next month, making it the first time the singer will have performed “Skyfall” anywhere live. The theme won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song earlier this month, and it’s also in contention for an Oscar. If the success continues it could be a great night for Adele.
On the performance Adele said:
“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, it’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
“We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year’s Academy Awards show. “She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world, and we believe that her performance of ‘Skyfall’ will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre™ and on television screens around the world.”
Along with Best Song Skyfall is nominated for 4 more Oscars, including Score, Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing. There will also be a Bond tribute to celebrate the Bond films on their 50th birthday. No details have been released about what the tribute will involve, but it will be great to see the franchise being recognised, even if it’s just a video montage.
The Oscars will be held on February 24 with Seth MacFarlane as host.