23 year old British singer-songwriter, actress, and fashionista Rita Ora has announced that she will be joining the U.K.’s version of The Voice as a host for its 2015 series. Ora will be replacing Kylie Minogue and joining Sir Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
Ora is best known for her success as a singer in the UK where her self-titled debut album “Ora” (2012) debuted at number one and produced two number one singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party).” Her latest hit is her feature on Australian rapper Iggy Azaelia’s “Black Widow,” which reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is now certified platinum in the US and Australia. The singer is also well-loved in the fashion world for her progressive bold style and has done endorsements for brands such as DKNY, Superga, Calvin Klein, Madonna’s “Material Girl Collection,” Rimmel, and most recently Adidas.
Ora took to Twitter late September to express her enthusiasm for the freshly announced news, “So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!! Let’s have some fun Will, Tom and Ricki!!” The fourth series of the show just began filming its blind auditions in Manchester, and is set to air early next year.