- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele will perform the James Bond theme “Skyfall” at the Oscars, her first U.S. performance since last year’s Grammy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Adele will sing the Oscar-nominated song at the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated for best original song for “Skyfall.”

The announcement isn’t much of a surprise, considering Adele’s awards-show ubiquity. She recently won a Golden Globe for the Bond theme.

Adele hasn’t previously sung “Skyfall” live for an audience. She said in a statement that she’s honored to be singing in front of people who’ve captured her imagination. The Oscars also will present a tribute to James Bond, marking the 50th anniversary of the franchise.



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