Adele to perform Skyfall at Oscars ceremony

Singer's appearance at February's Academy Awards will be her first public performance for 12 months


Adele is to ending her year-long absence from the stage to perform at the Oscars.


She will sing Skyfall, the James Bond theme she co-wrote with her producer Paul Epworth. The pair are nominated for Best Original Song at the Acedemy Awards, which take place on 24 February. Skyfall is the first Bond theme song to be nominated for an award since For Your Eyes Only in 1981.

The performance will be the first time Adele has sung Skyfall 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,” the singer-songwriter said. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”


Adele’s last performance was at the 2012 Brit Awards in February 2012. She gave birth to her first child, a son, in October. It is rumoured that Adele and her fiancé Simon Konecki have named the child Angelo, although the name has not been officially released to the public.