Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated original song "The Moon Song" for a global television audience on the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, live on ABC.
"The Moon Song," with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film "Her," directed by Jonze. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "Let It Go" from "Frozen," and "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Karen O is the lead singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which has released four albums, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. She previously co-wrote original songs for the soundtrack of Jonze's 2009 film "Where the Wild Things Are," receiving a Grammy nomination for the featured song "All Is Love." Karen O has performed on numerous other soundtracks, including those for "Frankenweenie" "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "I'm Not There."