Adele to perform ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th Oscars
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Multi-awarded singer Adele will perform the theme song for the most recent James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th Oscar Awards in February, in honor of the Bond franchise’s 50-year anniversary.
The highly-regarded song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. Aside from being nominated as best Original Song at the Academy, since ‘For Your Eyes Only’ in 1981, ‘Skyfall’ is the first theme song to debut in Billboard’s Top 10.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of this year’s Academy Awards show said, “We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer. 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.”
The 23-year-old Adele, who has just given birth to a son last October, commented, “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 Oscars acknowledges outstanding achievements in the film industry. The ceremony, to be hosted by Seth Mcfarlane, will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and telecast live by the ABC network in over 225 countries.