The producers of the Academy Awards announced today that immensely popular English singer Adele will perform her song "Skyfall" from the soundtrack of the most recent James Bond film.
"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 in a press release. "It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
Not only is the 24-year-old singer set to perform at the upcoming Oscars, which will be broadcast live on ABC on February 24 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, but she is also nominated with "Skyfall" co-writer Paul Epworth for Best Original Song after recently winning a Golden Globe for the song.
The Oscars will mark the first occasion for which the "Someone Like You" singer, who continues to top the charts with her January 2011 album 21, sings "Skyfall" live. It will also be her first U.S. TV performance since her Grammys performance of last year.
"We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer," said Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "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."