Rita Ora to perform at Oscars

Rita Ora is “excited” to have been asked to sing ‘Grateful’ at the upcoming Academy Awards.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

The 24-year-old singer is very “excited” to have been asked to sing ‘Grateful’ from ‘Beyond the Lights’ – one of the five nominees for Best Original Song – at the prestigious Academy Awards ceremony on February 22.

She tweeted: “I’m excited to announce @TheAcademy invited me to perform on the #Oscars on Feb 22nd! (sic)”

Show producers say the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ star’s appearance will add “glamour” to proceedings.

The producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said in a statement:

“International recording artist, Rita Ora, will make her Oscar stage debut this year. The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show.”

Rita joins previously-announced performers John Legend and Common, who will take to the stage to sing their Golden Globe-winning track ‘Glory’ from ‘Selma’, and Adam Levine, who will perform his ‘Begin Again’ single ‘Lost Stars’.

Both tracks are also Oscar nominated, though ‘Lost Stars’ prize will go to songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois if it wins.

‘Everything is Awesome’ from ‘The Lego Movie’, performed by Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island and ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ as featured in documentary ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’ are the category’s other nominees.

Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.

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