Pop star and The Voice coach Rita Ora’s career looks set to kick onto another level after it was announced that she is to sing at this year’s Oscars ceremony. The BBC reports that Ora will sing “Grateful“ from the 2014 movie Beyond The Lights. The movie tells the story of a young star struggling to cope with fame. The song is one of the five compositions up for this year’s Best Song Oscar.
The Mirror said that Rita announced that she has been invited to perform at the 87th Academy Awards by taking to social media platform Twitter. Ora told her 4.25 million followers that she was “excited to announce” that she had been invited to perform at the glittering ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, February 22.
According to the Independent, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of the Oscars show, said that “the mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show.”
Ora’s performance at the Academy Awards show will come just days after the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey, which will hit cinemas on Valentine’s Bay, February 14. In the raunchy movie, Ora plays Mia, the adopted sister of Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey character.
Rita Ora recently replaced pop diva Kylie Minogue as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice alongside Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, and Ricky Wilson. Rita will also be seen later this year alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw.
News of 24-year-old Rita Ora’s involvement in the Oscars shows follows an earlier announcement that John Legend and rapper Common will perform their Oscar-nominated track “Glory,” from Selma, at this year’s awards.
Adam Levine will also appear at the event to sing “Lost Stars,” another Oscar-nominated song that he sings with Keira Knightley in the musical romance Begin Again.
In other Rita Ora news, the Mirror reports that the beautiful star has joined a host of other stars to help promote the importance of smear tests in detecting early signs of cervical cancer. The Smear for Smear campaign has been organized by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, who say one in three women between the ages of 25 and 29 do not take up their smear test invitation.
The charity is inviting people to take a selfie with their lipstick smeared and share it on social media for the #SmearForSmear campaign. The campaign follows the likes of last year’s No Make-Up Selfie campaign, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Rita Ora joined in by posting a selfie on Instagram of her with smeared lipstick, ditching her usual glamour for sunglasses and a simple black top.
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