The moment “Skyfall” began playing on the radio, nostalgia washed over listeners around the globe. A song of both melancholy and thrill, “Skyfall” has quickly become recognized as one of Adele’s best works. Last week, the timeless song swept up the Oscar for Best Original Song, an honor that is unquestionably deserved. Already having a Golden Globe for the title track and a repertoire as the first female singer to have topped the Billboard artist, singles and album charts all in one year, the award came as no surprise.
Prior to her win, Adele performed “Skyfall” for Oscar guests and viewers at home. As she took to the stage in a glimmering, long black gown, Adele looked graceful as ever, casting a regal presence upon the audience. Soon, her smoky voice filled the air and the song’s ominous lyrics were felt by all who listened.
Afterwards, an emotional Adele thanked everyone from songwriting partner Paul Epworth for “believing in me all the time” to her husband Simon Konecki, saying “my man, I love you baby.” There seems to be no stopping this songstress.
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