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Rita Ora will have extra security at the Oscars to protect her jewellery.
The ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ hitmaker has revealed she will be accompanied by a security guard at the ceremony tonight (22.02.15), who will keep her jewellery safe once she changes outfits for her performance at the event.
She said: “I will have a bodyguard following me around and then as soon as it’s done, it’s like, ‘Take my soul away.'”
Rita – who will be singing the Oscar-nominated song Grateful’ from ‘Beyond the Lights’ during the show – is looking forward to wearing two custom-designed gowns.
She added: “In the dress world for Rita Ora, there are two things you have to do: what hasn’t anybody done [and] what could I do to make myself feel as sexy as possible.
“I’m really lucky to be in a position where I have an amazing team who can design custom from real incredible designers like Vera Wang and Marchesa and so forth.”
Despite having performed at other prestigious events previously, the 24-year-old singer is nervous and is trying not to think about the Academy Awards because it makes her “start freaking out”.
She told E! News: “I’m very very kind of blank because if I think about it… I start freaking out.”
Recording artist Rita Ora performs onstage during The Weinstein Company’s Academy Awards Nominees Dinner in partnership with Chopard, DeLeon Tequila, FIJI Water and MAC Cosmetics on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)