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Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born November 26, 1990) better known as Rita Ora, is a Kosovar-British mezzo-soprano, recording artist, and actress. In 2009, she appeared on national television when she auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You to be the British contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Later in 2009 she signed to Roc Nation. She is of Kosovar Albanian ethnicity. Rita Ora moved to the United Kingdom the same year of her birth. She grew up in West London and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from Sylvia Young Theatre School and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. She began singing from a young age. In 2004, she appeared in the movie Spivs. She auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You on BBC One to be the British contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest but later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes as she did not feel ready.


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