British born singer Adele recently won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Skyfall”, and it has been confirmed that she will make her much anticipated return to the stage during the 85th Academy Awards in February. “Skyfall” is the first Bond theme song to have been nominated for an Oscar since “For Your Eyes” by Sheena Easton in 1981. Adele, who just recently gave birth to her first child, has never performed the Bond theme live.
"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. “It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
“Academy Awards” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are thrilled to have the singer on board for the show. "We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer.” They 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."
In even more exciting news, it is rumoured that all six Bonds (that is, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig) will appear together on stage during the ceremony for the very first time to celebrate the movie franchise’s 50 years. The performance from Adele could be a segue to the actor’s appearance on stage. However, since Sean Connery retired, he has not made a single appearance for the sake of Hollywood or the Bond franchise – so it is entirely possible that this is just a rumour after all – but I hope not!