HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar-nominated theme song, “Skyfall”, at the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.
The latest Bond movie’s theme song, written by Adele and Paul Epworth, is nominated for Original Song.
“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,” Adele said in a statement. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
“Skyfall” is the first Bond theme song nominated for an Oscar since 1981, Academy officials said.
“We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,” 85th Academy Awards producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said. “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.”
Adele’s performance will be her first time singing “Skyfall” live.
The Academy Awards show, hosted by Seth MacFarlene, will be held Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre.