Oscars: U2 to Perform 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Song

Joe Pugliese

Bono and The Edge will take the stage to perform Oscar-nominated "Ordinary Love" at the March 2 awards ceremony.

U2 is heading to the Oscars.

The Irish rock band is set to perform Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom during the live Academy Awards telecast March 2, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday.

"Ordinary Love" was written by U2 for The Weinstein Co. film, winning the Golden Globe for original song in January.

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The three other Oscar-nominated songs in the original song category are "Let It Go" from Frozen, "Happy" from Despicable Me 2 and "The Moon Song" from Her.

The news comes more than a week after U2 unveiled its first single, "Invisible," from the upcoming studio album during the Super Bowl. U2 is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

U2, who previously was nominated for an Oscar for Gangs of New York song "The Hands That Built America," has sold more than 150 million records worldwide since forming in 1976.

The Oscars will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live on ABC.

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