[Update: Pink has also been added to the Oscars telecast and will perform during a "highly anticipated moment" in Sunday's show.]
The Oscars music segment just got more interesting.
U2 will perform their nominated song, “Ordinary Love,” for the first time before a live audience at the March 2 ceremony. Last month, the sweeping anthem from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
The show’s producers also announced that Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will sing “The Moon Song,” from the movie “Her” (she co-wrote the tune with “Her” director/writer Spike Jonze).
But they won’t be the only names taking the Oscar stage.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Idina Menzel will bring her Broadway-trained pipes to the first live performance of “Let it Go” from the smash animated film, “Frozen,” and Pharrell and his hat collection will croon “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2.”
The four songs will compete for Best Original Song. Last month, the fifth nominee, the obscure “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the film of the same name, had its nomination rescinded after an ethical breach was determined.
Also, Bette Midler will perform on the show for the first time in her lauded career. Producers aren't yet saying what Midler will sing or in what capacity (maybe as part of the "In Memorium" tribute, as Barbra Streisand did last year?), but she's certainly a welcome addition.
The Oscars, with music-friendly host Ellen DeGeneres, will air live on ABC.