Watch: Rita Ora Impresses Jools Holland With ‘RIP’

Published: Tuesday 1st May 2012 by David

And it keeps getting better.

Feast your eyes on Rita Ora, serving up a freshly arranged version of her debut single ‘RIP’ live for BBC’s Jools Holland.

Armed with a live band and Rihanna‘s missing talent, Ora gave all and them some on the show- marking her biggest appearance on UK TV thus far.

Watch below…

Though a little shaky on the verses, Ora’s overall delivery makes this best rendition of the song to date.

Interestingly, as she sounds better live than on her official releases, we doubt any of her singles will enjoy high chart positions without stellar performances like these. Performances, which breathe individuality into otherwise generic material.

Performances, which have us all too excited as to what she’s going to do next.

For, more so than any other act Jay Z has picked up before, Rita’s live skills can only serve to boost her worth as a premium touring act- if she ever decides to launch her own live show.

Sigh.

If only Rihanna would learn the error of her ways and accept Beyonce as her Lord and Savior. Then maybe- just maybe- she might stand a chance at putting on a good show too.

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  1. Illuminaughty Queen May 1, 2012

    GET ‘EM ORA

  2. Franck May 1, 2012

    AMEN!
    Confidence & Swag ooze all over her body!

  3. James227 May 1, 2012

    You go Rita!!!!

  4. KAT DELUNA FAN May 1, 2012

    SEGNORITA…WE READY FOR YA

    JAY aint playing this time around *coffee*

    The song is going #1 in the UK for sure

  5. KAT DELUNA FAN May 1, 2012

    If only Rihanna would learn the error of her ways and accept Beyonce as her Lord and Savior. Then maybe- just maybe- she might stand a chance at putting on a good show too.
    ———————————-

    Sigh

    She did 7 years ago ..and accordingly to her goats,she is improving …so 👿

  6. MotherMonstrousity (Gaga Breastfeeds Your Fav)g May 1, 2012

    oooooh the goats are shiveringin the non number one album having boots right now.

    GO AWWF REE-UH!

  7. THATSOURJUICE May 1, 2012

    DECENT VOICE.
    NOTHING SPECIAL.

    NEXT!

  8. THATSOURJUICE May 1, 2012

    DECENT VOICE.
    NOTHING SPECIAL.

    NEXT!!!

  9. Desparate for hits May 1, 2012

    Lol at the Lord and Savior line. Some of the most desperate blogging I’ve seen in a good minute. Some idiot is prolly gonna fall for the bait tho.

  10. MotherMonstrousity (Gaga Breastfeeds Your Fav)g May 1, 2012

    To the Navy, how does it feel knowing your fave is about to be replaced. I wonder if GaGa, Beyonce and Rita have afternoon tea at Beyonces house and watch Rihanna performances for shits and giggles. Mostly giggles.

  11. QueenOfTheNavy May 1, 2012

    lord and savior with a flop album and fake pregnancy, more like hellish sinner.

    Everyone knows rihanna is a threat and thats why shes always being dissed, she can take it.
    Cant wait for the day Beyonce is forced to go to court for plagiarism, having to walk past those paps and knowing the entire world knows shes a song stealing hooker.

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN May 1, 2012

    Cassie came for retirement and shitted on goat,she is lost cause 😈

  13. ? May 1, 2012

    SERIOUS QUESTION HAS ANYONE GOT ANY CONCRETE PROOF THAT RIHANNA AND BEYONCE DONT LIKE EACH OTHER?

  14. Queen. May 1, 2012

    I love me some Rita. People already believe she isn’t going to go far in her career, but people were saying the same thing about Rihanna. And look were she is now. The majority of the people that refuse to give her a chance are folks that are so complacent with the same acts that they shy away from any artist that’s different. We need more variety in music.

  15. Queen. May 1, 2012

    Uh, @QueenOfTheNavy I wouldn’t go too hard on Beyonce’s plagerism claims considering your fav has been called out on stealing concepts twice for music videos.

  16. Queen. May 1, 2012

    But seriously, TGJ needs to stop putting Rihanna in almost every Rita post. The only thing they have in common is Jay-Z.

  17. southern sway May 1, 2012

    I dont like the song and the video clip was boring she is pretty she looks so much like rhianna but I dont like non of her music so far not so good for me.

  18. whyohwhy May 1, 2012

    @KAT DELUNA FAN you wrong, but I loved it. Go Rita. Rihanna walking around NY copying Beyonce with the so called plain look but Beyonce did not turn to the s*** look later like Rihanna.

    On to what’s important, this Rita chick is showing her self with real talent. I dont get Rihanna stans talking about her like this, this is her natural Rihanna was the copying one except talent that is and y’all cant stand it.. Rita! continue to prove your self and just let nature take it’s course. Real Talent will Shine!!!

  19. CRAMPED May 1, 2012

    @CANDY4 – lol. She looks B*** ugly. Trying to do like Bey.

  20. Shots fired May 1, 2012

    She’s taking off!!! Go Rita, keep showing your great talent!! I know she’s the next big thing.

  21. ChrisFresh May 1, 2012

    Thatgrapejuice is RocNation payin u? Shes a beautiful girl but in the words of Mean Girls “Stop Tryna Make Fetch Happen”

  22. HALF AMAZIN May 1, 2012

    Ya’ll really REACH for this girl. Someone else summed it up….decent voice, nothing special. Clearly TGJ is on several music industry payrolls. The shade, the stanning, the omission of certain artists….If TGJ staff were singers it would be the equivalent of f****** for tracks.

    Anyway, the Rihanna better watch out and comparison comments are tickling at best. Let her form her own lane if she has one. She has ZERO swag at this point though.

  23. Vandrea May 1, 2012

    My friends, THIS is why Rita is better than Rihanna. When was the last time Rihanna sang live (and sounded anywhere near decent) to a live band? Rita has more talent in her left shoulder than two Rihanna’s have combined. Rihanna could never pull off this sort of performance, or any performance that distracts from glass and focuses solely on raw talent.

    I’m not all the way there yet, but I am becoming more and more impressed by Rita.

  24. Vandrea May 1, 2012

    * distracts from gloss

    (Although glass probably works too, because that’s how cheap her ‘talent’ is)

  25. Truth May 1, 2012

    Damn. Not only is Rita a technically better singer than Rihanna, but she’s also a better live performer too. She sounded good live AND had energy/commanded the stage (two things Rihanna never does.) Unlike the one she’s replacing, she’s not made solely in the studio. I respect real talent.

  26. toofly06 May 2, 2012

    Ya’ll are some haters! This chick is cool, but she ha nothing on Ri and neither does Bey n Gaga! Correct me if I”m wrong, but didn’t Ri album top Gaga’s in first week sales when Gaga came out with Fame Monster? She sure did! Ri was 3 and Gaga was 4. Also, Ri is on the same level as Mariah, Madonna, and Whitney in regards to #1s and Bey nor Gaga has that many. If they’re so great, they’d be up there too! I love them all, but ya’ll pic with Ri for no reason. So what if she doesn’t have the strongest voice? We like it and that’s what makes her! So what if she never has a #1 album? Look how huge Diana Ross was and is, yet she never received a Grammy and they just gave her a Lifetime Achievement award this yr.

  27. dan May 2, 2012

    riri is better

  28. Saetana May 2, 2012

    That was NOT a great performance – she was shaky and pitchy and there were a couple of high notes that made me cringe. How embarrassing to sing so poorly on Jools Holland, at least Rihanna is aware of her limitations. The music media do this girl no favours by constantly touting her as the second coming, she isn’t that special and her music is generic. If she wasn’t being shoved down our throats all over the place then we would be more prepared to give her a chance as a new artist, as it is she is not all that.

  29. Dev May 2, 2012

    As i stand on the battlefield with no allegiance to any artist i will give my honest opinion. I agree that the live version is more exciting than the recorded because i cannot actually listen to it for boredom. As for her voice, i still think that its okay, nothing exciting. I think the idea with Rita is possibly an okay live singer with a image

  30. Dev May 2, 2012

    I agree with SAETANA

  31. NaQu May 2, 2012

    SAETANA, you’re a whiner. Why does it bother you so much that people think Rita is more talented than Rihanna (which she is)? I’ve seen you on a number of Rita posts crying in Rihanna’s defense, and trying to do damage control for her, while trying to downplay Rita…and it’s pathetic. Nobody here cares that you like Rihanna more. I still say Rihanna is a totally talentless fraud who was created by L.A. Reid and Jay-Z, makes of mockery of the word “singer,” and that RIta is an upgrade. Vocally and visually. Find some RIhanna topic to bleat in her defense in, you’re not making any arguments here. And if you don’t like that I said that, then chew on it until you choke. My position stands.

  32. ADC143 May 2, 2012

    Rita has a voice
    Rihanna has autotune

  33. Lax May 2, 2012

    @WHYOHWHY,,,,SOOOOOOOO in your wood head, U R
    saying that Rihanna isn’t allowed to walk the streets of NYC
    now i mean you ass wipes if trully fukkkkkkked all the way up.
    Why can’t rihanna be allowed to walk the streets of NYC?????

    OOOOOOH I KNOW , I KNOW RIHANNA IS TRYING TO WALK THE
    STREETS OF NYC AND THE BEE HIVES SAYS THAT RIHANNA
    @CRAMPED SAYS RIHANNA LOOKING B*** ugly, and i know they
    know because that is what they see when they look in a mirrow
    cramped stop letting us know that you look b*** ugly, dam.

    @MOTHERMONSTRO,,,,FORGET IT THE NAVY DON’T HAVE NO BEEF
    WIT GAGA ON A WHOLE, SO STOP TRYING TO STIR IN S*** TO MAKE IT STINK.

    GAGA IS NOT SIPPING TEA WITH BEYONCE LAUGHTING AT RIHANNA
    BECAUSE GAGA AND RIHANNA IS WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF AND EVEN THOUGH RIHANNA IS CALLED B*** UGLY,,,BY CRAMPED AND THE BEE HIVE ITS ALL GOOD BECAUSE I SAW SOME PLACE WHERE SOME ONE SAID THAT GAGA WAS UGLY ALSO THAT IS WHY I APPRECIATE GAGA’S HUSTLE AND CAN UNDERSTAND HER SONG AND LOVE IT “BORN THIS WAY” BYTCHES!!!!
    PS RIHANNA CAN WALK THE STREETS OF “NYC” TILL THE COWS COME HOME LOOKING JUST LIKE SHES LOOKING AND SHE IS STILL LOVED ALL AROUND THE BIG APPLE.
    @CRAMPED AS AND THE BEE HICE RIHANNA IS SO FUKKKKIN BEAUTIFUL, S*** AND HIT THAT NOT ONLY WILL SHE STRUT HER SHYT THROUGH THE STREETS OF NYC SHE IS ON A BEAUTIFUL BILLBOARD IN TIME SQUARE LOOKING DOWN AT YO ASS AND BEYONCE’S IF EITHER OF YOU SHOULD STROLL THROUGH TIME SQUARE .
    RIHANNA IS ON A FUKKKKIN BILLBOARD “B*** DAM NAKED” AND WITH THAT FLAME RED HAIR AND WEARING NOTHING BUT A SMILE RIHANNA SAYS TO THE BEE HIVE NOT ALL OF THEM BUT JUST THOSE WHO HAS A SOUND MIND, THE OTHER DERANGED, BLAH, CRAMPED A STAR AND THOSE WHO CAN’T BE TRAINED BUT WILL HAVE TO BE BEHIND THE CONFINE OF THE PARKWOOD PHYSCHO FACILITY ON LOCK DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. AND THE SIGNS ON THEIR CELLS IS STATING THAT JUST THE MENTION OF RIHANNA’S NAME SENDS THEM INTO A TAIL SPIN, AND THEY IMATELY STARTS CHASING THEIR TAILS AROUND LIKE A DOG RUNNING IN CIRCLES, AND THEY HAVE COME UP WITH SOME NEW MEDS THEY OR TRYING ON THEM,,CALLED CAN YOU TRY AND SETTLE DOWN AND LIVE WITH THE FACT THAT RIHANNA ID=S THE “HBIC” AND SHES BLACK AND UGLY AND TALENTLESS TO YOU BUT IN SOCIETY EYES RIHANNA IS THE “SHYTS” AND SHES NOT TAKING ANY “PRISONERS ” AND ONCE AGAIN AT
    @CRAMPED RIHANNA DON’T EVEN HAVE TO PUT HER FEET ON THE GROUND IN NYC AND SHE IS STILL ON THAT BILLBOARD IN NYC WEARING NOTHING BUT A SMILE AND FLAME RED HAIR AND WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY ABOUT THAT
    AND BEE HIVE AND RIHANNA HATERS THERES ENOUGH MONEY, FAME AND FORTUNE FOR RITA TOO…..

  34. Lax May 2, 2012

    @CRAMPED YES SIRRREEE RIHANNA IN THE STREETS OF NY LOOKING B*** UGLY TO THE BEY HIVE, YET RIHANNA HAS A NEW PROMOTIONAL PHOTO ANDHAS BEEN SEEN “B*** NAKED” ON A BILLBOARD THERE SHINING LIKE NE MONEY, WHO’S MAD?????? SEE THEM UGLY, TALENTLESS, BIG HEADED, S****
    HAVE GOT TO PAY THEIR BILL AND BUY FOOD TOO.

  35. Girrrl May 2, 2012

    Idolatry is not funny. Jesus is the only Lord and Savior. I’m seriously concerned about these Beyoncé worshippers. Anyhow Rita is boring and looks like she’s related to Rihanna. How is she supposed to stand out?

  36. -_- May 2, 2012

    She may have a better voice and be better than Rihanna, But she is flat on a lot of notes a lot like Rihanna when she sings. Both of them are nothing special to write home about, but yeah they do make good Pop songs but they need to train their vocals a lot more to pull of a good performance vocally.

  37. Lax May 2, 2012

    Yet using the lords name in vain and referring to
    beyonce as their jesus is very scary. It is clear
    that some of the bey hive has gone on and lossed
    their minds for real.

    HMMMM i guess since the Bee hive and Rihanna haters
    can see all that they want in rita i hope that rita full fills
    their desires so good that we will never see the likes of a fake
    @mothermonstro and a
    KIMBERLY, ADC143, WHYOHWHY, SHOTS FIRED
    THE BI-POLAR KAT DONE LOSSED HER DAM MIND
    AND THE BEE HIVE AT ANY OF THE RIHANNA BASHES TRYING TO SHYT
    TALK RIHANNA
    BECAUSE AFTER ALL RITA HAS ALL THAT THEY WILL EVER NEED IN A ARTIST
    AND WHAT RITA LACK THEN,,,BEYONCE WILL FULL FILL THEIR NEEDS AND THERE’S NO REASON TO BASH RIHANNA , RIGHT????UNLESS RIHANNA IS
    THE “HBIC” AND THEY THEY DROPS THROUGH TO REMIND US THE NAVY THAT RIHANNA ISSSSS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS, BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Lax May 2, 2012

    @NAVY,,,,From here on out when theres a Bee hive or a rihanna hater talking shyt
    on and about rihanna we can always perfer their slack asses out to rita or beyonce to get what they can’t seem to get with Rihanna, okay!!!!!
    We accept Rihanna “Flaws And All” we know that Rihanna falls short of being the riches, the cutiest, the best at everything and we know how hard Rihanna is working to try and reach where she feels is a safe place for her to be, since she has come this far by hard work, sweat and tears and she has been accepted into the game and the only requirements or that she keeps right on working her ass off for greatness and she know that she has to keep practice, practice going on all of the time. Music can not deny Rihanna’s place in the History books, no matter how hard rihanna’s haters and beyonce FAN CLUB TRIES TO WRITE HER OFF, SHES STILL MAKING SHYT HAPPEN, YOU BUM BUTCHES.

  39. Lax May 2, 2012

    PS DON’T GET ME WRONG SOME OF BEYONCE’S FAN CLUB, OR GROWN UPS AND SHOWS THAT THEY OR GROWN OTHERS OR LOOSE CANNONS AND CAUSING ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS FOR HER FAN CLUB. MANY OR NOT EVEN BEYONCES FANS WHOS CAUSING TROUBLE BUT HER REMEMBER RIHANNA’S NAVY IS USED TO THE GRIT AND GRIME OF THE MEAN THINGS PEOPLE MIGHT SAY THEREFORE THE NAVE LIKE RIHANNA HERSELF IS ABLE TO LOOK THROUGH MUDDY WATER AND SPOT DRY LANDPS THOSE WHO CAN’T RIDE IN
    OR ON RIHANNA’S CRUISELINER REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS JUMP OFF AND SWIM TO SOME SHORE IF YOU CAN.

  40. KAT DELUNA FAN May 2, 2012

    Rita is not here to play,the comparaisons were induced by rihanna herself.Dont be mad at RI-YA,she came to win,she will win …just GET READY 4 YA 😈 😆

    @ADC
    DEAD-_-

  41. Richmblack11(just like bey) May 2, 2012

    Get it Ms Rita boo

  42. Saetana May 2, 2012

    @NAQU – I think you have mistaken me for someone else, I am NOT a Rihanna stan. I am a casual fan of hers but I only stan for Gaga. I, like many others who use this blog, am just sick and tired of the way TGJ have been ramming this girl down our throats – if you have a problem with Rihanna comparisons then blame them as they are the ones who keep posting about her, making snide comments about Rihanna in the process. I am well aware that Rihanna is mostly a pretty poor live singer, however she has a certain something that Rita is lacking. Rita is not the second coming and, as I said, TGJ are doing the girl no favours as I can see more people disliking her because of it than there were when she was first mentioned on here. Frankly it doesn’t matter one little bit whether Rita is more talented than Rihanna (or not), there are plenty of talented artists out there who have bombed or who cannot get a break, it takes more than just having a reasonable voice (Rita is no Adele or Christina). Rihanna may not be the world’s greatest vocalist but she has a solid career of several years under her belt and is a worldwide superstar. Come back in a few years, then we will see how Rita is doing in comparison to Rihanna ;o)

  43. thatguy May 2, 2012

    dope

  44. Oh Yeah May 2, 2012

    slay dem Rita

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