If recent comments made by Grammy award winning songwriter Diane Warren are anything to go by, viewers of this forthcoming 87th Academy Awards ceremony will be treated to a performance put on by Brit-Pop princess Rita Ora.
Exciting news, if true, below…
Last year, Diane joined Ora to release the song ‘Grateful’ as part of the ‘Beyond the Lights’ movie soundtrack, bagging themselves an Oscar nomination with the cut.
Today, fans of Craig David’s former protege discovered an interview given by Warren to ‘Vanity Fair’, where she hinted that the star had booked the enviable gig.
Indeed, when discussing her label’s plan not to release the song, Warren revealed:
I was like, are you kidding me? She’s never sung this good, it’s a total hit song, it’s a mass appeal hit record, what the ****. I hope they’re waking up today, saying, oh, maybe we should put this out as a single. Maybe when she sings for 3 billion people on the stage at the Oscars...
An Oscar performance for Ora would mark as the biggest promotional spot she would have booked for her forthcoming US album campaign, reportedly pushed by dollars earned from a number of lucrative endorsement deals secured by the 24 year old and her management company Turn First Artists.