Rita Ora's surprise audition on The Voice backfires as no one recognises her

Rita Ora surprised viewers of The Voice Germany by auditioning with her new single - but the judges failed to recognise who she even was.

The 26-year-old, who was a judge herself on the British version of the show in 2015, was disguised as an ordinary contestant singing her track 'Your Song'.

Ora received a standing ovation from the judges and audience as she finished her track, before things got a little awkward.

"I am a 26-year-old aspiring musician from London... I can't tell you, I am so nervous it's not even funny," she told the judges.

"It sounded almost like the original," the first judge responded.

"Are you a double?" asked the next.

Ora then insisted she was genuinely herself before the judges all laughed and expressed what an "honour" it was to have her on the show.

The 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker promised she'd return to The Voice Germany as a coach.

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