Rita Ora
Singer Rita Ora couldn't hide her happiness on Twitter after confirming her Oscars gig Getty

The biggest night in Hollywood just got even more exciting. Pop superstar Rita Ora has confirmed she has been invited to perform at this year's Academy Awards.

Talking to Twitter to announce her forthcoming gig, the 24-year-old Black Widow hitmaker could not hide her happiness from her 4.2 million followers.

Ora later shared the news with her Instagram followers by posting an image counting down the big day.

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"The mixture of her incredible voice and glamour makes a perfect combination for our show," said event organisers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Ora, who is signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation label, will sing her track Grateful from the film Beyond The Lights. The song is one of the five compositions up for this year's best song award and has given the songstress her first ever Oscar nomination.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Academy Awards, which takes place on the 22 February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

News of Ora's involvement in the film industry's biggest awards show comes just weeks after her cleavage-bearing outfit provoked over 400 complaints from viewers of BBC1 TV programme The One Show.

The BBC came under fire for allowing the singer, who was promoting the new series of The Voice UK alongside fellow judges Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson, to flaunt her chest on the pre-watershed show.

Ora, who is the new judge on the singing competition, sat alongside her three male co-stars as outrage erupted online.

One viewer wrote on the BBC's Points Of View message board: "I do not want to see her boobs hanging out on a family programme."