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Shirley Bassey’s license to kill at the Oscars

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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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