Entertainment News – 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.
“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 the singer, in a statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!” she added. 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.
“She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world. We believe that her performance..will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre and on television screens around the world.”
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. (AFP)