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Adele Performs ‘Skyfall’ at 2013 Oscars

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During tonight’s Oscars ceremony (Feb. 24), Adele gave a stunning performance of ‘Skyfall,’ the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name (video below). The tune, which she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth, won a Golden Globe last month and is up for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song.

Following an introduction by Jennifer Lawrence, Adele appeared onstage in an elegant sequined gown and sang a powerful rendition of the song alongside an orchestra, a choir and a glimmering backdrop. Acclaimed actress Sally Field was among those shown applauding in the audience after the performance.

According to the Daily Mail, Adele was “indescribably mind-blowing” while rehearsing for her Oscar performance. “Everyone stopped to listen,” said an observer. “The carpenters and lighting guys started applauding. It’s impossible to impress those guys but they were bowled over and showed their respect … It sounded out of this world unaccompanied and later some of us heard her sing with the full works, the full orchestra and it was one of those rare goose bump moments that you never forget.”

‘Skyfall’ reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts last year, marking Adele’s first song to debut in the top ten. She’s reportedly working on recording the follow-up to her best-selling sophomore album, ’21.’

Watch Adele Perform ‘Skyfall’ at the 2013 Oscars

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