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20 November 2017, 12:32 | Updated: 20 November 2017, 12:55
Rita Ora tried to prank judges on The Voice Germany and it appeared to backfire spectacularly.
The ‘Body On Me’ singer, stepped up as a surprise contestant during the show’s Blind Auditions stage, performing an amazing rendition of her recent single ‘Your Song’.
After being impressed by her voice, all the judges turned their chairs around but completely failed to recognise the singer.
“I am a 26-year-old aspiring musician from London,” said Rita after the song. “I’m so nervous, I can’t even tell you. How did I do?”
“It sounded almost like the original,” said one of the coaches told her.
After it became awkwardly clear that they were not going to figure out the prank, she broke the news to them.
“My name is Rita Ora,” she announced on stage.
“OK, you’re kidding us. Just let us know, are you a double?” asked a confused coach.
“No, I’m not a double! I thought I’d come over here to crash the blind auditions,” she then explained.
“Rita, I’m so glad that you’re saying this. Before, I said: ‘She could be the third-place in a lookalike contest. Second place in a sound-a-like contest,’” said another coach.
Rita Ora was previously a judge on the UK version of The Voice.