With its latest announcement, it will surely help boost the TV viewership and lead the way for a celebrated walk down Oscar's
red carpet as well. "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, in an Academy press release.
Adele's hasn't performed
anywhere since last year's Grammys. In what the Academy are calling an exclusive, the show will be the first time she will have performed "Skyfall" anywhere live since the music award show. “It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. It is is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10. Meanwhile, it is the first James Bond song to be nominated
for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.
We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer," said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year's Academy Awards show.
Besides the song, "Skyfall" is the highest-grossing Bond
film of all-time. Adele did appear at the Golden Globe Awards, as the song won.
"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."
"Skyfall" has grossed
over $300 million to date, domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. The Oscars usually rank as the top-rated entertainment show each year. In 2012, the Grammys
and The Oscars were in the 39-41 million viewers range. The Super Bowl is always the top show, with other games highly ranked as well. But, for entertainment, it is the Oscars.The Grammys got a boost last year with the untimely death of Whitney Houston, the day before.
The Oscars air on ABC Feb. 24.