Watch: U2 sings Oscar-nominated ‘Ordinary Love’ on ‘Tonight Show’ debut

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” premiered to monster ratings Monday night on NBC, as host Jimmy Fallon welcomed his first official guests Will Smith and U2.

While Fallon neglected to mention Smith’s Razzie nomination for Worst Supporting Actor (“After Earth“), much of U2’s interview focused on their Oscar-nominated songOrdinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

Talk about a huge boost to U2’s Oscar campaign, coincidentally — or not? — just as academy voting is underway (Feb. 14 – Feb. 25).

Ordinary Love” won the Golden Globe last month for Best Song but, as Bono alluded to during the interview, the Oscar will likely to go “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

“That’s a good song as well,” Fallon retorted before handing over a microphone and guitars to the band members, who delivered a spirited and spontaneous rendition of their nominated tune. 

“Ordinary Love” currently comes in second in Gold Derby’s polling of Oscar Experts, Editors and Users for Best Song, behind “Let it Go.” Third place goes to “Happy” (“Despicable Me 2“), with “The Moon Song” (“Her“) in the final position.

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