It’s Official: Adele to Perform ‘Skyfall’ at Oscars

Adele to sing ‘Skyfall’ live for the very first time at the Oscars. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Britain may have been largely snubbed when nominations were announced for the film industry’s biggest award, but there will be a strong reason for Anglo-fans to tune in to the Academy Awards on February 24. Adele is set to perform her nominated James Bond theme “Skyfall” for the first time before an audience at the Oscars. How’s that for pressure, new mum?

“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 Adele, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”

After the birth of her son last October, Adele re-entered the public eye in a big way back on January 13, when she accepted Best Original Song honors at the Golden Globes for “Skyfall,” disarming the glitterati with her folksy candor (“We’ve been pissing ourselves laughing!”) and humility (even though she’s richer and more famous than many of the so-called “stars” in the auditorium). And, of course, she drew the infamous death stare from category loser Taylor Swift:

Will you tune in to watch Adele at the Oscars?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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