Shirley Bassey to perform at the Oscars ceremony
The three-time 007 theme artist, Shirley Bassey, was recently confirmed to be singing at this year's Oscar ceremony. The ceremony, already confirmed to have a 007 flavour, with a formal tribute to 50 years of Bond and Adele performing her "Skyfall" theme.
"We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Her association with film music is world renowned and we are proud that she will be making her first Oscar appearance on our telecast."
Bassey is this year celebrating her very own âDiamond Jubileeâ with a career spanning over six decades. She has recorded over 44 albums, sold over 135 million records and has sold out concert halls across the world. In June 2012, she was one of a number of esteemed artists, including Elton John, Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox, who performed at the Queenâs Diamond Jubilee Concert. In the United States, Bassey is best known for recording the theme songs for the James Bond films âGoldfinger,â âDiamonds Are Foreverâ and âMoonraker.â
The Oscars ceremony will take place on 24th February.
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