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Radio 1 Live Lounge: Rita Ora Covers ‘One Direction’

Published: Friday 10th Aug 2012 by David

As one of  the world’s more commercially potent acts, One Direction has amassed somewhat of a religious following since their launch last year.

So, in a bid to win over the said following, Pop sweetheart Rita Ora has covered their hit single ‘What Makes You Beautiful‘ today, during a session with BBC’s Radio One Live Lounge.

Hear her soar below…

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  1. Realist : Navy-Nazi August 10, 2012

    sounds good better live. wasn’t really feeling the runs tho, sounds breathy

  2. DOSSOME August 10, 2012

    OMG!Love or hate her you can’t deny that she’s sexier than Rosie O’Donnel

    • Spot Love August 10, 2012

      LMFAO So are my pethamsters

  3. The-Truth August 10, 2012

    I see she’s coming for Bey’s wig now. So sick of seeing the same ole same ole light skin chick with a blonde weave look. Its so played out. I like variety.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

      Exactly. Rita’s just seven years too late (aka Rihanna’s career) to be doing this. We already have one Rih, we already have one Bey. _/ _/_/ <— Rita, pick one…permanently.

      • PEGGYHYLTON August 10, 2012

        She will replace Rihanna not bey u dumb

  4. ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

    Typical Rita, focusing on others and their music instead of her own….

    • INCAS August 10, 2012

      How is she focusing on others music?? Musicians go on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and are expected to sing a cover plus their own material. Anyhow, the cover wasn’t good. So no, not typical Rita, more like typical brain dead Onika. That’s enough now Onika, please focus

      • ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

        First of all, “Enough Onika” clearly stands for my disliking of her so the “shade” thrown at Onika is agreed upon lol. Second, Rita should’t be doing ANY media coverage that requires her to cover or discuss any other artists anymore. She has marketed herself into a whole with the constant comparisons and using every interview that could’ve been focused on introducing herself and what she’s about, but instead she chose to discussed why Jay-Z was meant to be a star or how her and Rihanna are friends. Ok??? Why the f*ck are YOU here? She’s not a looker, so standing out in that department’s gone. All she HAD was a potential brand that focused on something that wasn’t generic (aka party crap) and was different, but as we can see with “Party and Shittin’ My Pants,” she blow that as well.

  5. BEYONCE’S BLOG August 10, 2012

    That pic of her is photoshopped to the High Heavens!!! Look at that pic, then look at her performance…#FAIL

  6. slimsexy August 10, 2012

    Rita bots!How we do is no 1 in Ireland. She replaced calvin haris to nab the top spot in that country.and its also nearing double platinum status in Austraila.I have no doubt she will slay in the uk.so Rita is coming!

  7. joker August 10, 2012

    weird. she sounds like a lot of mixed know timbres. from beyonce to kelly rowland to xtina and a lot more you can hear. but it blends that all so chaotic.

    mmh. 🙂

    • joker August 10, 2012

      i might wanna say she needs a vocal coach to seperate and sort them all flavors off to find and make stand out rita’s special own spice.

  8. Benron (Frank SideHoeShit is whack) August 10, 2012

    Rita Ora at it again, using other peoples names for headlines and attention. #SMH

  9. Ok August 10, 2012

    I like the shoes she’s wearing in that pic.

  10. jay August 10, 2012

    clearly LA REID was the one that made rihanna. jay-z rita oral isnt working

  11. monstarebel August 10, 2012

    Your a new artist but you stay singing other peoples music! Sing ur own material! people don’t even know her music that well yet she wants to sing and promote others when the only person she should be PROMOTING is HERSELF!!

    • INCAS August 10, 2012

      Have you never heard of BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge?? I guess not, so I’ll explain it to you. BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge gets musicians do sing a cover of someone else’s song. So she did just that, she sang a cover. AND she sung her own material. I swear, some people are dumb as f…….. Rita Ora going on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge is promoting herself.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

        If that’s what it’s about, then SHE should not be apart of it. Know one in the US knows any damn song by Rita. She needs to find venues that focus on herself and promoting HER music.

  12. Spot Love August 10, 2012

    This cover was just BASIC for me, same way I feel for her… Girl needs an image check and get a new one

  13. the real xoxo August 10, 2012

    its a shame that her own music isnt as unique or impressive as her covers.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

      That was impressive? You’ve got some low standards….

  14. kelly August 10, 2012

    She is walking around with Hermes birkin bags like she is world class diva. This proves she does not believe she is a superstar, hence why she has to hide behind Birkin bags. Like, being drape in all this high fashion to prove you are a star is a sign of weakness. Rihanna and Beyonce were stars even in converse and home made clothing. She can carry Birkin bags, wear Roberto Cavalli gowns and sky high louboutins, with Rolex watches and carties bangles……..SHE STILL WILL NEVER BE A SUPERSTAR.

  15. slimsexy August 10, 2012

    Rita is already a superstar at least in the UK and Australia and Newzealand I believe with time she will conquer the US then haters will watch from the sidelines while she rocs the life

    • mobwife August 11, 2012

      I agree! Rita has a strong, clear voice. These fools in the US just cling to Rihonald McFenty because the media keeps proping her up as a fake lying victim.

      All they need to do is compare Rita’s vocal range and ability to RihNOT and they will discover the truth.

  16. Suicide Blonde August 10, 2012

    Really cover a song of One Direction, LMAO!…this is the chick people wants to replace Rihanna, no wonder why the Music industry is so f***** up with this kind of artists.

  17. Nick August 10, 2012

    is that Blu Cantrell??

  18. MISHKA August 10, 2012

    She needs to add more personnality in her voice. She has everything on point but she’s missing a lil’ something-something, and it’s getting frustrating!

    There’s a missing link that could get her somewhere between Gwen Stefani, Pink and Katy Perry. I doubt RocNation will help her find that out since they ain’t doin’ nothing with J. Cole and Melanie Fiona.

    And I almost forgot, “Rita, DUMP ROB”.

  19. JER August 10, 2012

    She might as well, her own songs aren’t poppin off

  20. mobwife August 11, 2012

    Yes more RITA less RihFUND!!

    RITA can actually sing! We don’t have to hear her lying & talking trash about her ex-boyfriend to satisfy the fake racist dumbass feminists!

    GO RITA ……A TRUE TALENT NOT A FILTHY LYING WOTHLESS WHORISH USER!!

  21. KocaineCakeyy August 16, 2012

    To be forreal.. I wasn’t feeling this at all.. nor was I feeling her frank ocean cover.. she’s pretty.. true enough.. but she looks too much like Bey.. voice is a blend.. but its clashing .. uhmm.. idk.. anyone can be a singer now a days..

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