Oscars 2015: Rita Ora Shines with Diane Warren's 'Beyond the Lights' Song


Rita Ora performs "Grateful" (Beyond The Lights) at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 

Rita Ora made her Oscars debut on Sunday night (Feb. 22) with a rousing performance of "Grateful," the Diane Warren-penned theme from Beyond the Lights that is nominated for best original song at the 87 annual ceremony.

Ora, who recently appeared in the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, sported a black-and-white ballroom gown and a snake necklace while performing atop a raised platform. With laser lights and wisps of smoke washing over her leather gloves (perhaps a Fifty Shades call-back?), Ora was given a few seconds to display her vocal control, and thoroughly impressed the star-studded audience. Host Neil Patrick Harris even gave her a "well-done" after the performance!

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"Grateful" is nominated alongside "Everything is Awesome!!!" from The Lego Movie, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, "Lost Stars" from Begin Again, and "Glory" from Selma. Warren's nomination for "Grateful" marks her seventh in the category.

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In 2014, Ora scored a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 chart with "Black Widow," her collaboration with Iggy Azalea. The U.K. singer recently popped up on a new version of Charli XCX's new single "Doing It."