Bono got down on his knees to bring the audience to their feet at the 2014 Oscars. U2 made everyone stand after singing ‘Ordinary Love’ which was nominated for best song. The standing ovation said it all — once again — U2 rocked.
Bono, 53, arrived with U2 to do one thing — bring the house down at the 86th Academy Awards. Bono dropped to his knees to move the audience out of their seats, as the group performed “Ordinary Love” from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
U2 Oscar Performance: Band Brings Down The House At Oscars
U2 almost had the audience out of their seats when they performed “Ordinary Love” for the 86th Academy Awards. The group kept things simple for their performance, choosing to use a simple backdrop of deceased South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. However, the performance was no less inspiring.
U2 Oscar Performance: ‘Ordinary Love’ No Ordinary Performance
U2 showed no signs of getting old as they brought the same energy they had when they performed on Jan. 11 , live at a benefit for Haiti in Beverly Hills, Billboard reports. The band took the event’s 300 guests by surprise, performing three songs at Sean Penn’s third annual Help Haiti benefit at the Montage Hotel.
The band played “I Will Follow” and “Desire,” as well as “Vertigo” from their 2004 album, How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
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— Bryant Perkins