U2 To Perform Oscar-Nominated Song At This Year's Academy Awards

Bono and the group will play Ordinary Love live for the first time

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They've been nominated for Original Song at this year's Academy Awards, so it's only fitting that U2 should play it live at this year's ceremony.

The Oscars producers announced today that the Irish rockers will take to the stage at the bash to play Ordinary Love for the first time live.

The song was written by the group for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and landed an Oscar nod but faces fierce competition from Pharrell Williams and his song Happy, taken from Despicable Me 2.

The two other songs nominated in the category include Let it Go from Frozen - Idina Menzel will perform this at the event - and The Moon Song from Her.

U2 (L-R Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge) will perform at this year's Oscars (WENN)

But U2 are the front runners to scoop the golden statuette after they were awarded the Golden Globe for the song.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has not been nominated for any other Academy Awards. This is U2's second Oscar nod after they were nominated for one in 2002 for their song The Hands That Built America from the film Gangs of New York.

Ordinary Love is also the band's first song since 2010 and was released on November 29, less than a week before Nelson Mandela died.

U2, who are currently in the studio working on their new album, will perform the song at the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 2nd. Ellen DeGeneres returns as host after a successful stint in 2007.