Rita Ora Scorches Scala With ‘Radioactive’ Performance

Published: Friday 31st Aug 2012 by Sam

Chart-topper Rita Ora continued to celebrate the UK release of her ‘Ora’ LP last night, rocking London’s Scala with rousing showcase.

Of the many songs Roc Nation’s first lady performed, fan favourite and new US single ‘Radioactive’ drew the biggest the response.

Watch the 21 year old electrify below…

{Courtesy of Mr Jumping Sounds}

Great song, great performance.

It’s important to understand that we’re not championing Rita as superstar of Beyonce proportions. However, in an age where vocals and stage presence are becoming more of an “added bonus” rather than a requirement for “singers”, we’ll readily and fiercely support any act who can back-up what their job-spec (should) call for. And whether her detractors like it or not, Rita is leading that charge among the newest crop of artists. A fact rendered all the more refreshing given how much support she’s receiving from an industry usually too pre-occupied selling models as musicians.

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  1. Nika August 31, 2012

    U have force feed and preHYPED this woman to us so much that whatever she does doesn’t even matter. This site has actually made me uninterested in her. I use to be BUT not anymore.

    • Sleazy August 31, 2012

      Its funny that you say you NOT interested in her no more but YET you comment when I’m not interested in something I Past the Post…. What TGJ said was only the truth

      • Nika August 31, 2012

        It’s AMERICA – i can do that.

  2. Alvaro August 31, 2012

    I love Rita and I really really like her new CD.
    But come on… You guys act like she is the best and Rihanna is the worst.
    Rihanna is an amazing artist and you don’t credit her.
    Her CD was number 1 in the UK 9 months after its release. You said bad things about the number it sold that week. But it was still the most sold album in the country! Get you act together!
    Rita is great! I truly like her songs: Radioactive, Love and War, Crazy Girl are great songs.
    But you shouldn’t compare the two like you don’t compare Rita and Beyoncé.

    • Nika August 31, 2012

      AGREED!!!!!

    • Lax August 31, 2012

      ALVARO,,,you said a mouth full and i
      could’t agree with you more, each and
      every word! Thanks for such a refreshing
      comment.

  3. Sleazy August 31, 2012

    Great Performance Great song and Great Artist……. What that TGJ said was NOTHING But the truth to many singers who Can’t SING or perform! So appreciate someone who can actually sing and perform

    • Nika August 31, 2012

      P**** riding at it’s BEST! See how we entitled to our own opinions and u do u and stay in ur lane.

  4. Where you been August 31, 2012

    Its so refreshing to hear New acts that can sing I’m glad she is getting the shine she gets Cus “Actual singers” are all pushed aside while the Can’t sing for s*** stage walkers/models Get the shine! People complain Real singers don’t sell why not they so talented blah blah BUT when there is a Good singer that’s actually making moves on the Charts They BASH her! You need to check yo self

  5. RIH&BEY August 31, 2012

    TGJ: Of the many songs Roc Nation’s first lady performed, fan favourite and new US single ‘Radioactive’ drew the biggest the response.

    Wow if that performance drew the biggest response, then people must’ve fell asleep during her prior song choices. Nothing amazing about this performance. I actually prefer the cd version that I downloaded for free… This b**** won’t get my coins!

    • Where you been August 31, 2012

      You will not Be a RIHANN stan and come for rita ora You can Come for album sales (which would be stupid seeing that It has just been released) But for her voice NEVER a rihanna performance Is everything what is wrong with music today its atrocious and I have so many videos to pull up remember when she totally destroyed hero and the song lost all meaning Remember On idol when she performed ONE (WHYB) song sounded like a goat and couldn’t even finish it at the end was hilarious . Remember at The jungle ball when she performed we found love and coudlnt hit the notes and Sang like half of the word (a song with so little lyrics) etc etc Icant

      • Beyhive August 31, 2012

        are you forgettg the part where shes aso a beyonce stan bum b****

    • Stans Make Me LOL August 31, 2012

      Sam was there. The crowd responded 10 times better to “Shine your Light”. Now that is a damn tune.

  6. JJFan1814 August 31, 2012

    Roc Nation’s first lady though??? I know Beyonce & Rihanna are more successful. A peasant really can’t rule over royalty. & at this point, Rita is still bagging potatoes.

    • RIH&BEY August 31, 2012

      Wait, did you just call this b**** a peasant?? #DEATH

  7. Fresh August 31, 2012

    The problem is SAM, you make a Rita Ora post like 5 times a day, there are so much more pop stars in the world!

    you dragg rihanna every day. The day she actually takes a break from music for like a year is the day your site will face a f****** recession. So lets not slap the hands that feed you ehh?

    SECONDLY RITA ORA”S PERFORMANCES HAS BEEN NOTHING SPECIALY

    CHER LLOYED HAS BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL IN THE U.S THUS FAR AND U.K AS WELL.

    CHER CAN SING CIRCLES AROUND RITA ORA YET YOU GIVE HER MORE SHINE NOT BECAUSE RITA IS MORE TALENTED BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN USE RITA V RIHANNA AS HITS AND THATS SAD YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH MUSIC

    ITS OT ABOUT THE MUSIC BUT HITS AND THATS WHAT YOUR SITE REPRESENTS SO PICK THE BEAM OUT OF YOUR EYE BEFORE YOU ATTACK OTHERS.

    SECONDLY YOU DONT POST TAYLOR SWIFT WHO IS ONE OF THE BHIGGEST POP STARS HARDLY POST KESHA

    EMILY SANDE IS A SUPERB UK ACT DO YOU PUSH HER NO?

    RATHER YOU STAY COLLECTING THAT ROC NATION CHECK TO FORCE FEED THE MASS WITH YOU HYPOCRITICAL BOMBOCLATTT SELF
    & YES I JUST WENT JAMAICAN ON YOUR ASSS

    • Nika August 31, 2012

      LOL

    • Lax August 31, 2012

      @FRESH LOL.

  8. kelly August 31, 2012

    You are wrong! Emelie Sande, Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, lana Del Ray lead the crop of talented newcomers; they will likely win a Grammy next year. In terms of sales…Cher L and Carley Rae s*** on Rita Ora.

    Rita cannot sing, write or perform, she is only good at being a Cheap Rihanna copycat. West indian accent as well!

    Emeli Sande CAN WRITE HER ASS OFF AND SANG! HER LP HAS BEEN OUT SINCE FEB, BUT it is on Rita Ora’s wig.

    Lana Del ray has the type of style, lyrics and Video that hag can only dream of. Even with three years, beyonce’s help and millions she cannot come up with a song and video like Born to die.

    Jessie Ware – This girl can be a new adele – her voice comes from the soul. I saw her on C4 dance show and she killed it!

    POP sales….Rita Ora cannot even sell outside of the UK, but Carly Rae Jespsen and Cher Lloyd are killing the pop charts

    So what does rita have to offer? She is not Emelie Sande; she is not Carley Rae – so what is she? A cheap old uglier Rihanna wannabe.

    The Guardian newspaper reviewed her LP: They said it has Rihanna all over it. They said, At least Rihanna stamps her style all over her best tracks, where as Rita fails to do so. They said she is cliche.

    You try and shade, Rih, well Rih has a song in every SINGLE ITUNES CHART IN EVERY COUNTRY – EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH – WITH AN ITUNES CHART……..HAS RIHANNA ON THE CHART. SO F*** U!

  9. Wolverine Girls August 31, 2012

    The Way This Site Talks
    You Would Think Rita Ora Was The First Singer In History
    I’m Sure She’s A Nice Girl
    But This Is Corporate Propaganda Now

  10. kelly August 31, 2012

    take it from me ! When we tally up the most successful newcomers from 2012 :
    Emelie Sande
    Carly Rae Jespn
    Cher L
    Frank Ocean
    Elle Varner
    Jessie ware
    Lana Del Ray

    We will see who will kicked to the curb. Rita Ora cannot even f*** with these newcomers, let alone snatch the wig of a pop icon like Rih. I do not give a f*** if Rih has talent or not, God still decided to bless her. David beckham never had talent as a footballer, but he still made it big! No one can take that away!

    We will see which one of the newcomers shines.

    • kelly August 31, 2012

      I forgot to add singer songwriter, Liane La Havas who has been endorsed by PRINCE AND WHOES ALBUM WENT INTO THE UK TOP 5 with NO PRMO F*** OUTTA HERE.

      RITA IS GETTING A WIG SNATCHED BY UNDER GROUND ARTIST AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO PUT HER IN AN ALISTER LEAGUE LIE RIH.

  11. kelly August 31, 2012

    Until Rita Ora can wipe the floor in terms of sals, acclaim, talent with Emeli Sande……do not put her on Rih level. How you gonna take out Rih, when you can barely contain Emelie Sande – who is not even on Rih’s level – and she is DOPE!

  12. kelly August 31, 2012

    Payola 2012: Beyonce and Jay Z / Roc are buying the last copies in order to stop Elbow, Of monster and men and Emeli Sande snatching Rita’s wig and save face. Cos those people are on Rita’s nuts on the fight for the number LP

    • Britbutnotproud August 31, 2012

      Rihanna is that you?

  13. Beyonce’s Weave (& Her “HIVE” of Head-Lice) August 31, 2012

    LMAO, This statement is funny, “And whether her detractors like it or not, Rita is leading that charge among the newest crop of artists. A fact rendered all the more refreshing given how much support she’s receiving from an industry usually too pre-occupied selling models and musicians.” end quote. And Cher Lloyd??? Cher Lloyd has already snatched Rita’s wig before she even starts.

    This performance was “cutsey” at best, nothing spectacular but Beyonce keeps on burning those dollars to support this chick because Beyonce is so threatened by Rihanna. That THIEF is a sad case, a really sad case.

  14. Lax August 31, 2012

    @BEYONCE’S WEAVE
    @KELLY
    @NAVY
    Preach, preach, preach, preach, the Collection plate is
    being passed around at this very moment! keep schooling
    the lessors!

  15. Jay August 31, 2012

    shes just boring to me

    • Miguel August 31, 2012

      Her voice is so generic

      Say what you will about Rihanna, but her tone is so distinctive!

      Rita’s voice is technically good, but her tone is so average – like we hear this type of voice on every single talent show.

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