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Oscars 2015: Rita Ora confirmed to perform

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Image caption Ora replaced Kylie Minogue as a coach on BBC One talent search The Voice

Pop star and The Voice coach Rita Ora is to perform at the Oscars next month, the show's organisers have confirmed.

Ora will sing Grateful from Beyond the Lights, one of the five compositions up for this year's best song award.

The 24-year-old said she was "excited to announce" she had been invited to appear at the 22 February ceremony.

"The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Ora's appearance will come shortly after the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, in which she will be seen playing the adopted sister of Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey character.

The singer, whose UK hits include How We Do and I Will Never Let You Down, will also be seen this year alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw.

News of Ora's involvement follows Tuesday's 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, the Oscar-nominated track both he and Keira Knightley perform in the musical romance Begin Again.

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