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U2 to perform ‘Ordinary Love’ live for the first time at the 86th Academy Awards

L-R) Musicians Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge of U2, winners of Best Original Song for 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' pose in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Ho
L-R) Musicians Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge of U2, winners of Best Original Song for 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' pose in the press room during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Ho
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

U2 will perform their Oscar-nominated song “Ordinary Love” at the 86th Academy Awards in March. According to a report by CBS News on Feb. 12, it will be the first time that the band has performed the song live.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news on Wednesday. The song is from the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and has been nominated for best original song. The band will join performances by artists of other nominees in the category.

It was announced last week that Pharrell Williams will perform “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” and earlier this week it was announced that Idina Menzel will sing “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

The Irish rock band have already won a Golden Globe for the song back in January which was special for the group because it came following the death of Nelson Mandela. U2 have recently unveiled their first single, “Invisible”, from their upcoming studio album.

The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2.

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