Oscar frontrunner Adele has been tapped by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to sing her nominated Best Original Song "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards Feb. 24, the Academy announced in a press release Wednesday.
Adele, who wrote the song with Paul Epworth, has already won Best Original Song trophies for the song at the Critics Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globes.
She was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar Jan. 10.
"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 statement from the Academy. "It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
The Academy said the occasion will mark the first time Adele has performed the song live. It also will mark her first U.S. television performance since the Grammys last year.
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"We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer," said Oscar telecast Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in an Academy statement. "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," the title theme from the James Bond film of the same name, marks the first time a Bond film song has been nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only," the title theme of the Bond film from 1981. That theme was sung by Sheena Easton.
The 50th anniversary of James Bond on film will also be celebrated at the Oscars, the Academy previously announced.