Some years, the powers-that-be opt for a medley of Oscar nominated original songs. Other years, they ignore them all together. And occasionally the producers of the show set aside time for the original artists to perform their nominated numbers during the Academy Awards broadcast. Today, we've moved a step closer in figuring out how the producers will handle one song from the category.
Adele has been confirmed as a performer on the 85th Academy Awards and will be singing "Skyfall" from the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. The song's nomination marked the first time since 1981's For Your Eyes Only that a Bond theme song has earned a nomination. And, according to the Academy, Adele has never performed "Skyfall" live.
In the official announcement of Adele's involvement in the Oscars, the award-winning singer was quoted as saying: "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. It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
Commenting on why they invited Adele to perform the song which she co-wrote during the ceremony, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan 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."
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24, 2013.
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