Singer Rita Ora will take the stage during the 87th Oscars to perform Best Original Song nominee “Grateful,” from the movie “Beyond the Lights,” show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Wednesday.
“Grateful” was written by Diane Warren for the music drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The song marks the seventh Oscar nomination for prolific songwriter Warren, and her first since 2001. Her other nominations include songs originally performed by Celine Dion (“Because You Loved Me”), Aerosmith (“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”), Faith Hill (“There You’ll Be”) and Starship (“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”), among others.
She has never won.
The rest of this year’s Best Original Song nominees are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”
So far, Zadan and Meron have already announced that Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine will perform “Lost Stars,” and Common will take the stage with John Legend to perform “Glory.”
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 22.
“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,” Zadan and Meron said in a statement.