Grammy-winning British songstress Adele is to perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from 007 blockbuster “Skyfall” at next month’s Academy Awards show, organizers said Wednesday.
The performance will be the first time she has sung the song live, and her first US television appearance since last year’s Grammys. The tune is nominated for Best Original Song at the February 24 event.
The 85th Academy Awards show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, added: “We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer.
Earlier this month Adele made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth last October, at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, Hollywood’s biggest pre-Oscars awards show.
Her rivals for best original song at this year’s Oscars are “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables,” “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi,” “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted,” and “Before My Time” from “Chasing Eyes.”
Adele sang at last year’s Grammy awards, where she swept the board with six awards and gave a storming rendition of her hit “Rolling in the Deep,” which won best song.