Rita Ora “threw up” seconds before stepping onstage for her performance at the 2015 Oscars.
The Body on Me singer shared her stage fright story during Tuesday’s episode of The Voice Australia.
“I was nominated Song of the Year at the Oscars and I couldn’t believe it. It’s the Oscars, it’s like come on! I’ve been watching it since I was a kid,” the 32-year-old star recalled. “So every song nominated performed – live TV, over a billion people. My nerves genuinely, I think, took over. Two seconds before I went out, I threw up.”
Rita continued, “I just remember looking out at the crowd and the lights just went on me. And I just closed my eyes and I sang.”
The Poison star admitted she was still unable to watch footage of the performance because it “just brings back all of those feelings”.
“It was fun though!” she added.
Rita performed Grateful, written by Diane Warren, from Beyond the Lights, one of the Best Original Song nominees that year.
Rita is currently serving as a judge on this year’s The Voice Australia alongside U.S. pop star Jason Derulo and Australian singers Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy.
She has also been scheduled to perform at the closing ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany next month.
– Cover Media