U2’s Bono and the Edge Perform ‘Spider-Man’ Song on Season Finale of ‘American Idol’
During Wednesday night's season finale of 'American Idol,' U2's Bono and the Edge took the stage of the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to perform the song 'Rise Up' from their Broadway show 'Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark' alongside the musical's star, Reeve Carney.
With an acrobatic stuntman dressed as Spider-Man flying above the audience, the performance started with the Edge accompanying Carney for the first verse of the tune. Bono came into sight to sing the second verse, and then shared vocal duties with Carney for the rest of the song. With the Edge's distinct guitar sound and Carney's vocals mirroring Bono's, the tune definitely had a U2 vibe.
At the end of the performance, the Spider-Man stuntman descended from the rafters and tried to recreate the famous upside-down kiss scene from the first 'Spider-Man' film with judge Jennifer Lopez. She pulled down his mask, but tapped him on the lips with her finger instead of kissing him.
Bono and the Edge wrote the music for the Broadway show, which recently underwent a total revamp after poor reviews, cast injuries and a number of technical issues plagued the first incarnation of the production. The retooled musical is currently in previews, with an official opening set for June 14.
Watch Bono, the Edge and Reeve Carney Perform 'Rise Above' on 'American Idol'