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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

5 Reasons Why Adele Should Perform at the Oscars

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After news broke Monday that the Oscars will pay tribute to James Bond, it wasn't long before Adele's name started getting thrown around. Rumor has it she'll return to the stage to perform the theme song she wrote for Skyfall, the latest entry in the 007 film franchise. 

The Oscars will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bond film franchise, though it's unclear exactly what the show's producers have planned. If they were to invite Adele to perform, it would mark her first public appearance since giving birth to her first child on October 19, 2012. As fun as it would be to watch Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and Sean Connery team up to sing a medley of their favorite Bond songs, we'd prefer to see Adele do her thing. 

Though her collection of Grammys are reason enough to give her the mic, here's five other reasons why Adele should perform at the Oscars: 

1. She'll attract younger viewers - Yes, plenty of moms adore Adele. But so too do teenage girls, and recently out-of-college guys (though they might not admit it publicly). With the ever important 18-25 demo at play during the Oscar telecast, the Academy can benefit from allowing someone as beloved as Adele to perform. 

2. They can market the show around her - As we mentioned, Adele hasn't played live in months, which means if she were to stage her return at the Oscars, the producers could credibly call it "must-see" TV. 

3. She's responsible for the best Bond song in ages - "Skyfall" (the theme) currently has 76 million views on YouTube, which is to say it's pretty damn popular. Now she should sing it on national TV. 

4. She'll probably be there anyway - As a co-writer of "Skyfall," Adele is expected to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Assuming she'll already be in attendance, it's a no-brainer to let her perform. 

5. She's one of a kind - Her latest album, 21, was the biggest selling record of both 2011, and 2012. This made it the first album since Michael Jackson's Thriller to top the U.S. charts two years in a row. Not even rock legend Paul McCartney, who has a Bond song of his own, could pull off that feat.

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