Los Angeles: Rock band 'U2' will perform their Oscar nominated song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at the upcoming Academy Award ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song live.
(L-R) Musicians Jr. Bono, Larry Mullen, The Edge and Adam Clayton of U2. Pic/AFP
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2. 'Ordinary Love' was written by the group for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' and is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are 'Happy' from 'Despicable Me 2', 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' and 'The Moon Song' from 'Her'.
The record 22-Grammy-winning band has sold more than 150 million records worldwide since its formation in 1976. The Academy disqualified the fifth best song nominee 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for violating campaign regulations.