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Super cool news for James Bond fans—Dame Shirley Bassey, known best for her Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker 007 theme songs, will be performing at The Oscars later this month as part of the 85th Annual Academy Awards' 50th anniversary tribute to the James Bond film franchise (according to Reuters).

Previously… The Top 5 James Bond Oscar Nominations That Weren't

Dame Shirely won't be alone at The Oscars this year—the February 24 ceremony will also feature Adele performing "Skyfall," the hit theme song from Bond's latest (and $1 billion-plus grossing) adventure, which is nominated in five categories (Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography), is the first James Bond film to be nominated for a single Oscar since For Your Eyes Only in 1981. Yeah, ouch.

You can plan on hearing at least a few bars of "Goldfinger," but the details of Bassey's performance »

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