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Adele to Perform Oscar-Nominated 'Skyfall' at Academy Awards Live for First Time Ever

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 23, 2013 at 11:26AM

As promised by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Adele is confirmed to perform "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards on February 24. This will be the first time ever the singer has performed the Oscar-nominated song live, and marks her first U.S. television performance since last year's Grammys.
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As promised by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Adele is confirmed to perform "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards on February 24. This will be the first time ever the singer has performed the Oscar-nominated song live, and marks her first U.S. television performance since last year's Grammys.

Zadan and Meron state that Adele's performance "will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre, and on television screens around the world."

On January 13, Adele won a Golden Globe for "Skyfall."

Find out how director Sam Mendes got Adele for what he calls "the first good Bond song," and a look back at past 007 theme songs, here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.