Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Battle of Bond singers at Oscars

Dame Shirley Bassey will appear at this year's Oscars

The stage is set for the battle of the Bond singers after it was announced Dame Shirley Bassey will appear at this year's Oscars.

The Cardiff-born star, whose hits include the Bond theme Goldfinger, will share the limelight with Adele, who is nominated for the latest 007 song, Skyfall.

The shows producers are staying tight-lipped on whether Dame Shirley will perform at the event, which will include a 50th anniversary tribute to the Bond films, saying only that she will make "a special appearance".

They said: "We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show.

"Her association with film music is world renowned and we are proud that she will be making her first Oscar appearance on our telecast."

One person who definitely is performing on the night is Adele, who will sing Skyfall live for the first time.

The show, hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, is being held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday February 24.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has also been confirmed as appearing this year alongside other big names including Charlize Theron.

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