Oscars: Karen O to Perform 'The Moon Song' From 'Her'
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer joins previously announced original song nominee performers Pharrell Williams, U2 and Idina Menzel.
Karen O will perform "The Moon Song" from Her during the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday.
"The Moon Song" was written by Karen O and Her director Spike Jonze and is a best original song nominee. The upcoming performance marks the first time the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will perform the track for a global television audience.
The three other Oscar-nominated songs in the original song category are "Let It Go" from Frozen, "Happy" from Despicable Me 2 and "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom -- all of which are also set to be performed on the show.
The news comes just days after Karen O picked up the mic to perform the memorable song at The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Night on Monday. Accompanied solely by guitarist Imaad Wasif, she took the stage and dedicated the performance to Jonze and "everyone here who's been a part of Her," calling the movie, which is up for five Oscars, an "amazing film."
Besides being the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O previously co-wrote original songs for the soundtrack of Jonze’s 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are, earning a Grammy nomination for the featured song "All Is Love." She has also performed on other film soundtracks, including those for Frankenweenie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I’m Not There.
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will be broadcast live March 2 on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.