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Rita Ora baffled by Australian slang on The Voice as she struggles to understand country contestant


Rita Ora is left baffled by Australian slang on The Voice as she struggles to understand country singer contestant – and accidentally says a rather rude version of ‘fair dinkum’

She was left stunned by The Voice Australia contestant Danny Phegan’s stellar blind audition on Monday night.

But judge Rita Ora, 31, was also baffled by the 45-year-old singer’s very Australian turn of phrase when he uttered the slang term ‘fair dinkum’ following his powerful performance.

‘Fair what?’ asked the perplexed English singer-songwriter. 

Say what? Rita Ora (pictured) was also baffled by one The Voice Australia contestant's very Australian turn of phrase on Monday night

Say what? Rita Ora (pictured) was also baffled by one The Voice Australia contestant’s very Australian turn of phrase on Monday night 

Her Australian counterpart Guy Sebastian then explained that the well-worn Australian phrase meant ‘seriously’ or ‘honestly’.

However Rita then butchered her own attempt at using the expression, saying ‘[I] fair dickum love singing,’ to the amusement of her fellow judges.

‘I fair dickum love you,’ she added, pointing at Phegan, seemingly unaware that her accidentally R-rated version of the term wasn’t quite right. 

Fair what? Contestant Danny Phegan (pictured) uttered the slang term 'fair dinkum' following his powerful performance

Fair what? Contestant Danny Phegan (pictured) uttered the slang term ‘fair dinkum’ following his powerful performance

Learning the language: 'Fair what?' asked the perplexed English singer-songwriter. Her Australian counterpart Guy Sebastian then explained that the well-worn Australian phrase meant 'seriously' or 'honestly'

Learning the language: ‘Fair what?’ asked the perplexed English singer-songwriter. Her Australian counterpart Guy Sebastian then explained that the well-worn Australian phrase meant ‘seriously’ or ‘honestly’

‘We’ve got some work to do, haven’t we,’ joked Phegan about their language barrier.  

Rita was also confused by another term uttered by the singer – ‘I wanna give it a crack’. 

‘I wanna give it a crack’? she asked, before someone explained to her it meant ‘giving it a go’. 

What did she say? Rita then butchered her own attempt at using the expression, saying '[I] fair dickum love singing,' to the amusement of her fellow judges. 'I fair dickum love you,' she added, seemingly unaware that her accidentally R-rated version of the term wasn't quite right

What did she say? Rita then butchered her own attempt at using the expression, saying ‘[I] fair dickum love singing,’ to the amusement of her fellow judges. ‘I fair dickum love you,’ she added, seemingly unaware that her accidentally R-rated version of the term wasn’t quite right

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

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

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

However he opted not to go with the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker, instead picking Keith Urban as his coach for the series.

‘I thought on the way up here… if Keith turns I’d love to say G’day to you. Thank you mate.’ 

LOL: Her fellow judges including Jessica Mauboy (pictured) were in stitches over the exchange

LOL: Her fellow judges including Jessica Mauboy (pictured) were in stitches over the exchange

The father from the NSW town of Walla Walla wowed judges with his acoustic rendition of Niall Horan’s This Town.

Eventually judges Urban, Ora and Jessica Mauboy all turned their chairs.

Only Guy was left unmoved by Danny’s performance. 

Chair turner: Country singer Danny opted not to go with the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker, instead picking Keith Urban (far left) as his coach for the series

Chair turner: Country singer Danny opted not to go with the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker, instead picking Keith Urban (far left) as his coach for the series

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