Adele to Perform ‘Skyfall’ Song at the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’

The singer will perform her Oscar-nominated song live for the first time at the awards ceremony, airing Sunday, February 24 on ABC.

Adele will perform her Oscar-nominated song Skyfall at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Adele will perform her Oscar-nominated song Skyfall at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers announced today. Skyfall, from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy's Nominations Announcement on January 10. The song, written by Adele and Paul Epworth, is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10 and the first to be nominated for an Oscar since For Your Eyes Only in 1981.

Adele's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time she will have performed Skyfall anywhere live and will also mark her first U.S. television performance since the Grammys last year. Here's what Adele had to say about her upcoming performance.

"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. It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"

85th Academy Awards producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan also released the following statement.

"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." celebrates Adele's performance with a special gallery of some of the most memorable James Bond theme songs through the years: Click Here!

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 61.1, "The 85th Annual Academy Awards" stars Seth MacFarlane} and is directed by Don Mischer}.

Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.

Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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  1. gumperman

    @shuabert Me too, and since now Norah has also been confirmed to perform, it sounds like they have brought it back, with Scarlett, Bombay & Hugh singing too.

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  2. Josh

    She's a lock to win, for sure. I'd like to see all the nominated song performances brought back, though. I hate when they cut that out.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. gumperman

    I hope that all of the performers of the 5 nominated songs perform then or we will all know who's gonna win for sure.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  4. Dan

    Very nice.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Sweet, I hope the song wins!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. Justin Lomas

    What would be really epic is if they had Connery , Lazenby, Moore,dalton , brosnan and craig all on stage during her performance!

    2 years agoby @justin-lomasFlag

  7. Sean


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  8. SirBrandon

    Ohhh I hope she wins!!

    2 years agoby @SirBrandonFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    Might as well give her the award during her performance.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. Ghostman

    It's obvious she'll win for Best Song, and she deserves it.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    Damn. I had no idea this was still a month away.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    WOO HOO!!! EPIC!! .....Go Adele ....U already won Best Original Song For 'Skyfall' at the 2013 Golden Globes!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Oh, no doubt about it.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. moviegeek

    Can't wait for this.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides She's gonna outperform the hosts :D

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    hell yes

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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