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U2 Get Standing O From Jared Leto For Dramatic Oscar Performance

Monday 3 March 2014, by Corinne/Dead pour U2 France

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Irish rockers’ ’Ordinary Love’ is up for Best Original Song at the Oscars.

By Gil Kaufman

U2 have never met a big stage they couldn’t hold and Sunday night’s (March 2) Oscars were no exception. The legendary Irish rockers performed their Best Original Song nominated anthem "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" unplugged, but with an electric charge that that captivated the star-studded audience.

Playing on a spare stage lit by six large spotlights, the band played an acoustic version of the tune, with singer Bono hitting the falsetto highs of the chorus, "We can’t fall any further/If we can’t feel ordinary love/We cannot reach any higher," as images of Mandela illuminated the screen behind them.

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