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Adele to Perform 'Skyfall' at Oscars

Singer's Bond theme is nominated for Best Original Song

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January 23, 2013 9:40 AM ET

Adele will perform her Oscar-nominated song "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards. The tune, the theme from the James Bond film Skyfall, is up for Best Original Song against selections from Les Misérables, Ted, Life of Pi and Chasing Ice.

Photos: Adele Through the Years

The Oscars ceremony on February 24th will mark the first time Adele has performed "Skyfall" live, and will be the singer's first performance since giving birth to baby Simon last October. Adele hasn't performed on U.S. television since last year's Grammys, but the English singer attended the Golden Globes earlier this month, where she won Best Original Song, Motion Picture for "Skyfall."

For a full list of nominees, visit the Oscars website.

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