In a major coup for the Oscars, it was announced from Hollywood on Wednesday January 23 that the British singer Adele will perform her highly-acclaimed theme song to Skyfall at the 2013 Oscars ceremony.
The Oscars evening, which is the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, is due to take place on Sunday, February 24, in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Centre, in Los Angeles. The producers of the ceremony confirmed that Adele will perform her Oscar-nominated song for the latest 007 movie live on stage, which will be the singer’s first live performance in 12 months and also the first time she has performed Skyfall live on stage.
The Oscars telecast producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said of Adele: ‘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’.
Commenting on the news, 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’.
The British singer was recently in Hollywood to pick up a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for Skyfall, a song she recorded with her producer and co-writer Paul Epworth, who also produced her best-selling album 21. Daniel Craig was one of the guests at her table that evening, and was able to personally congratulate her with a ‘high five’.
As many Bond fans know, the organisers of the 85th Oscars ceremony also announced recently that the glittering evening will include a special tribute to the James Bond movies, to help celebrate last year’s 50th Anniversary of the franchise. Skyfall recently opened in China, it’s last major global market.