Awards show host Seth MacFarlane will have to share the spotlight a little bit.
British singer-songwriter Adele has officially signed on to perform during the 85th Academy Awards ceremony. The 24-year-old multi-Grammy winner will sing her Oscar-nominated track, “Skyfall.”
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the news. This will be her first time she has ever sang the song to a live audience, let alone on a telecast where upwards of 35 million viewers are expected to tune in.
This will also mark Adele’s first performance since the 2012 Grammys and since she gave birth in October.
“It's an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” said Adele. “It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
The news was confirmed with this tweet from the Academy:
“If you think #Adele on the #Oscars is exciting, wait until you see what other news we have soon. Any guesses?”
Whaaatt…? You can’t leave us hanging like that, guys!
Adele’s song—which based on the number of people humming it throughout our offices is one of the catchiest of 2012—served as the theme song of the smash hit Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig.
It is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category.
The song has already taken home accolades at this year's Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globes, and others.
The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs February 24th on ABC.