The Australian premiere of The Voice: Rita Ora drew mixed reviews in her slick purple dress

Rita Ora made a fashion statement at the Monday night season premiere of The Voice Australia.

The British pop star, 31, shared her opinion with her futuristic purple skirt, which featured ruched detailing around the bodice and long, tight sleeves.

The midi-length gown, designed by Sportmax and priced at $800, also features a vibrant cleavage and a scoop neckline.

Fashion statement: Rita Ora, 31, received mixed reviews for her slinky purple dress during The Voice Australia season premiere on Monday night

Fashion statement: Rita Ora, 31, received mixed reviews for her slinky purple dress during The Voice Australia season premiere on Monday night

Rita combined a flashy ensemble with purple eyeshadow and completed it with a gold bracelet, hoop earrings and stiletto heels.

Rita’s bold look quickly became a matter of debate among fans, with some critics branding the dress ‘unattractive’ and ‘flashy’.

‘Rita needs a stylist… what’s with her Lycra dress? It’s eye catching and not attractive at all. Looks like a 12-year-old did it,” commented one viewer.

Split opinion: The midi-length dress, designed by Sportmax and priced at $800, also features a sexy thigh slit and a scoop neckline

Split opinion: The midi-length dress, designed by Sportmax and priced at $800, also features a sexy thigh slit and a scoop neckline

‘Glad I’m not the only one confused about what he’s wearing…’ replied another fan.

Another critic added: ‘Every year The Voice never ceases to disappoint with its questionable fashion. What is Rita wearing?’

Despite these unfavorable reviews, Rita managed to win over many fans with her avant-garde ensemble.

'Rita needs a stylist': Rita's bold look quickly became a point of contention among fans, with some critics branding the dress 'unattractive' and 'flashy'

‘Rita needs a stylist’: Rita’s bold look quickly became a point of contention among fans, with some critics branding the dress ‘unattractive’ and ‘flashy’

‘Rita looks like a beautiful purple doll’, wrote one fan, while another commented: ‘I love this dress on you’.

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Another described Rita’s look as ‘amazing’ and ‘unique’, with one caption: ‘Slightly blown away by Rita Ora’s eye makeup and how it matched her dress.’

The Hot Right Now singer was stunned by the blind audition of The Voice Australia contestant Danny Phegan during its premiere Monday night.

'You look stunning': Despite these unfavorable reviews, Rita manages to win over many fans with her avant-garde ensemble

‘You look stunning’: Despite these unfavorable reviews, Rita manages to win over many fans with her avant-garde ensemble

Interesting!  Rita combined a flashy ensemble with purple eyeshadow and completed it with a gold bracelet, hoop earrings and stiletto heels.

Interesting! Rita combined a flashy ensemble with purple eyeshadow and completed it with a gold bracelet, hoop earrings and stiletto heels.

Tell me what?  Hot Right Now singer stunned by The Voice Australia contestant Danny Phegan's blind audition during Monday night premiere

Tell me what? Hot Right Now singer stunned by The Voice Australia contestant Danny Phegan’s blind audition during Monday night premiere

He was also confused by the 45-year-old very Australian turn of phrase when he used the slang term ‘fair dinkum’ after his strong performance.

‘Just what?’ asked the confused English singer-songwriter.

His Australian colleague Guy Sebastian later explained the outdated Australian phrase to mean ‘serious’ or ‘honest’.

fair what?  Danny Phegan (pictured) uses the slang term 'fair dinkum' after a blind audition

fair what? Danny Phegan (pictured) uses the slang term ‘fair dinkum’ after a blind audition

Rita then butchered her own attempts at using an expression, saying ‘I’m such a jerk [sic] likes to sing,’ to cheer up his fellow judges.

‘I really love you,’ he added, pointing to Phegan, seemingly unaware that the R-rated version of the term wasn’t quite the truth.

‘We have some work to do, don’t we,’ Phegan joked about their language barrier.

Rita was also confused by another term the singer used: ‘I want it a crack.’

‘I want to try’? he asked, before someone explained to him that it meant ‘try it’.

‘You know, I can’t understand a word!’ Rita said, still confused by Phegan’s heavy accent, before adding, ‘But luckily music has no language. I will love you on my team’.

LOL: His fellow judges including Jessica Mauboy (pictured) were involved in the swap

LOL: His fellow judges including Jessica Mauboy (pictured) were involved in the swap

However, he chose not to follow the singer of I Will Never Let You Down, instead choosing Keith Urban as his coach.

‘I thought on the way here . . . if Keith turned around I wanted to say G’day to you. Thanks mate,’ he said.

Walla Walla’s father wowed the judges with his acoustic performance of Niall Horan’s This Town.

Finally judges Keith, Rita and Jessica Mauboy all turned their chairs around. Only Guy was unmoved by Danny’s appearance.

Seat-turning: Country singer Danny opted out of the I Will Never Let You Down singer, choosing Keith Urban (far left) as his coach

Seat-turning: Country singer Danny opted out of the I Will Never Let You Down singer, choosing Keith Urban (far left) as his coach

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