The 85th Academy Awards marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movies. To celebrate 007's big occasion, Shirley Bassey took the stage for a musical tribute.
Wait, who? That would be the 76-year-old Welsh songstress who was never on screen for the spy films, but whose songs are instantly recognizable for her classic soundtrack: "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds Are Forever."
Dressed in - what else? - a sequined gold dress, Bassey belted out "Goldfinger" for the Oscars.
While there was a mixed reaction to the whole Bond segment, Bassey received a standing ovation from the audience at the Dolby Theatre.
And on Twitter, Bassey’s fans sent her the love.
Patton Oswalt gave the the singer this shout-out:
“I 1000% love Adele. But she should be genuflecting next to Shirley Bassey right now. “
Shira Lazar agreed, “Watch out Adele- Shirley Bassey is in da house!” #
Valerie Bertinelli added, “Fav moment so far - Shirley Bassey!”
Susan Orlean posted, “Oh my god!!! Shirley Bassey is amazing. Bravo, lady!”
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