Auditions on The Voice are simple: a usually semi-nervous singer performs a well-known to the backs of four judges, who have the option to swivel around if they like what they hear and plead for the singer to work with them. From the jump, this audition on the German version of the series was different, because singer Rita Ora was pretending to be a contestant and none of the judges knew it was her. First of all, Rita Ora is legit famous. Second, she’s a LEGIT professional so she sang with ALL the confidence. Third, she chose a song that peaked on the official German charts at number 13. Oh yeah, and it’s also a song on her own album that Ed Sheeran wrote.
By the time she hit the chorus, all of the judges had hit the button to turn around to see who the voice belonged to. Obviously feeling herself, Rita Ora did what pop stars do and started WERKING the stage and pulled out the stops.
She was doing the crowd point.
Sis was twirling in this fringe ensemble.
Strutting across the stage is not a rookie move.
THE ONE KNEE DIP IS RESERVED FOR THE PROS.
But despite all of the give away clues, not a single judged blinked an eye when Rita introduced herself as a “26-year-old aspiring singer from London.” One of them even told her, it was “almost as good as the original.” She giggled because what do you say when someone tells you you’re almost as good as your self?
They asked her for her name and when she revealed her identity the judges were shocked and still not convinced and asked if she was a body döuble in the cutest German accent.
Rita Ora is normally in the judges seat. Take a look at her announce the winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 23.