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Sam Smith on Oscar performance after it's criticised on Twitter

Sam Smith has admitted that he "hated" performing at this year's Oscars due to unpreventable nerves.

The annual ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California last night (February 28).

The singer ran through his James Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' at the event.

Yet, whlile the track won the Best Original Song prize, unfortunately not everyone was impressed when it came to his performance that evening, as he was widely criticised on Twitter for singing off-pitch.

Smith has since admitted that he didn't want to be on stage performing.

He told BBC Breakfast: "That was honestly the worst moment of my life.

"Singing was horrible - I hated every moment of it. I was so nervous. That's the truth."

He had previously told the Graham Norton show that he was "dreading" performing the tune due to its high vocals.

He said: "I've only sang the song once really. I did the demo in the studio, and they used that. It is horrible to sing... It’s just so high. I have to grab my balls, it's awful."

'The Writing's On The Wall' singer also mistakenly commented during his acceptance speech about the fact that no other openly gay person had won an Oscar before, yet Stephen Sondheim, Sir Elton John, Dustin Lance Black, Melissa Etheridge, Howard Ashman and Scott Rudin were all openly gay when they accepted their Oscars.

The star quipped: "It's only downhill from here... I'm going to retire, I'm done with music!"

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Watch poor Sam Smith grappling with nerves during his Oscar performance, below:


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