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Watch the brilliant 'Glory' performance that RTÉ is sorry it cut from the Oscars

It made grown men cry.

IT HAD CELEBRITIES in tears, got three standing ovations and was most definitely the highlight of a fairly dull Oscars ceremony on Sunday – but John Legend and Common’s performance of Glory was cut from RTÉ’s transmission last night.

And it made people really angry.

RTÉ has explained that there was a technical mishap, saying sorry to its viewers. The broadcaster told TheJournal.ie:

RTÉ acquires a 90 minute international version of the Oscars which is cut and edited by the Oscars themselves. However due to a broadcast error there was a disruption to the John Legend performance for which we sincerely apologise. The full version of John Legend’s performance will be available to view on the RTE Player shortly.

We’d be upset too if we had missed this rendition of the song, written for the motion picture Selma which documents Martin Luther King’s struggle in the southern town. So now, if you can’t wait for the Player, take five minutes out of your lunch break (but get the tissues first).

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The pair went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song in a feature film.

87th Academy Awards - Show Source: AP/Press Association Images

As well as getting the Academy Award, they made Oprah this happy. That’s a helluva night.

87th Academy Awards - Show Source: AP/Press Association Images

DailyEdge.ie: RTÉ cut the Oscars during that epic ‘Glory’ performance, and wow are people angry

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