Adele will be performing her hit Oscar-nominated James Bond theme “Skyfall” at the 85th Academy Awards on February 23rd, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This will be the first time the superstar soul singer has performed that song live and it will also be her first televised performance since the Grammy Awards last year.
There will also be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise on the show.
“Skyfall” is the first Bond theme to be nominated for an Oscar since 1981’s “For Your Eyes Only” and the first to ever debut in the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
“It’s an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” said Adele. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
Daniel Craig, the actor who plays the suave secret agent, has said he was moved to tears the first time he heard Adele’s performance.
“I cried,” said Craig in a Yahoo! News interview. “From the opening bars I knew immediately, then the voice kicked in and it was exactly what I’d wanted front the beginning.”
“She’s won everything else, if anyone can do I think it’s Adele that can win the Oscar,” said Craig.
“I think it’s an amazing song and I’m a huge fan of Adele and so I would love for her to get an Oscar for her song. That would be incredible,” said Harris.
“Adele’s talent is recognized worldwide. Her theme song I believe will make a huge impact on people who see Skyfall and the critics,” added Bardem.