Watch: Rita Ora Live At Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend (Full Performance)’

Published: Monday 27th May 2013 by David

You saw her perform ‘Radioactive’ at the event, now watch Rita Ora‘s full set at Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend’ below!

While we’re sure we’ll be accused of exaggerating when we say this, what you’ll see below is easily one of the best live showings to come from the starlet- boasting pitch perfect live vocals and subtle changes to her arrangements that literally breathe new life into her material.

Check out the performance and our review of it below!

On a styling and choreography tip, she really fell short- far too experimental and rigid respectively to impress.

However, we seriously can’t enough of the genius that is her live arrangements and her band’s delivery them.

Of course, while it was her voice that shone brightest during the set, it was the production to and behind them that has us hoping that whoever was behind moments like the 10.06- 10.47 mark is on hand to work on her second LP.

For, as good as her debut was, it has the unique disadvantage (or benefit) of sounding better live than it does on its official releases. Problematic, as  her official releases sound pretty skeletal right after playing their live versions.


With album #2, here’s hoping the same attention to detail that’s put into making her live shows tick is put into crafting the project’s sound, and that her aesthetic eventually becomes more akin to ‘Loud’ than it is to ‘Rated R’.

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  1. Britney Stan May 27, 2013

    Who tf is this wrinkly B****.

    • Ballsy May 27, 2013

      That’s Rihanna ‘s understudy!

    • Love&War May 27, 2013

      It’s your mum innit.

      • ItsCheryl2bh May 27, 2013

        Elle oh elle.

    • Raven May 27, 2013

      Wrinkly this is that crazy rihanna fan!! Why hiding under a britney name? Lol o lawd

    • BTRusher May 27, 2013

      Haters everywhere! Rita should be proud of herself.

    • KimKCameToSlay May 27, 2013

      I liked this.

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    • Naiii May 27, 2013

      Right who buys her s*** lmao

  2. Bow Down B****** May 27, 2013

    Everything about her is basic….

    • MDNA2013 May 27, 2013

      Keep quiet fool, she actually did a good job on this one.

  3. NaviKissKiss May 27, 2013

    OK she did rock the f*** out of this tbh.

    • AQueenLikeBey May 27, 2013

      No lies were told, she’s really getting better.

  4. Lana Del Slay May 27, 2013

    Much better than anything R**** could ever do.

      • Lana Del Slay May 27, 2013

        Lana writes ALL her own songs so go plank on the freeway.

      • Likica May 27, 2013

        This is about vocals, not writing. As a singer, Lana is worse than Rihanna million times. And Rihanna wrote some of her songs as well and she was executive producer on most of her albums, plus she plays the drums.
        Katy Perry wrote all of her songs and I see Lana stans calling her untalented and a joke. Ironic, really!

  5. OVOForever May 27, 2013

    I want this girl to win but wtf is up with her clothes.

    • BarbzRUs May 27, 2013

      I deadass want to slap her glam squad.

  6. CandyWarhol May 27, 2013

    When will Rihanna?

  7. VisionOfMimi May 27, 2013

    Rihanna has the looks and Rita has the talent but Rita could slay if worked on her looks too.

  8. RitasLipstick May 27, 2013

    My Queen.

  9. PhuckYoFave May 27, 2013

    Grape juice stan for this girl so hard it makes me sick. She’s basic from head to toe and nothing can change that, she USED to look cute back in the day when she was in Aubriana’s video but now she looks like she’s allergic to summer.

    • Reetz May 27, 2013

      And Rihanna looks like she’s allergic to panties.

    • OVOForever May 27, 2013

      Rihanna fans mock Drake.
      Drake screws Rihanna.

      • Likica May 27, 2013

        No one mocks Drake. I actually like him more than Chris, his is very cute and has nice songs.
        Receipts for the last sentence?

  10. Reetz May 27, 2013

    The Titanic knows that Reeuh is only one good stylist, makeup artist and hit song away from putting Robyn into retirement and that’s why they keep thumbing down all the good comments on her.

  11. LADY GAGA May 27, 2013

    THE ULTIMATE FAIL.

    She will never be able to surpass the Legendary performance that was my ‘Pregnant Stomach’ act during my Radio 1 Concert tenure two years ago.

    PAWS UP!!!!!!!

  12. TurntUp4Cici May 27, 2013

    Oh chile, the Navy are scared again. TGJ hit the nail on the head with that review, like Rita could snatch so many wigs if she gave us pretty girl teas and good music.

  13. FentySoSnatched May 27, 2013

    TGJ put so much effort in hyping this girl up you’d think they have something to gain from it. Yeah she killed that performance but I can’t use a star who looks like they can pass for 40.

    • TurntUp4Cici May 27, 2013

      STFU and worry about why Rihanna only has one number album.

      • Likica May 27, 2013

        And all of them outsold Fantasy Ride/Basic Instinct combined Kiiiiiiii

    • BeyWhoUWanna May 27, 2013

      Kiiii.

  14. SweetStefani May 27, 2013

    She did a really good job but something has to give with her style choices.

    • HausMuthaAdele May 27, 2013

      Sometimes I think she does it on purpose so people will be gagging for air when she gets it right.

  15. BeyWhoUWanna May 27, 2013

    THIS is how you put on a show.

  16. Lovebird May 27, 2013

    Uhhhmmm Rita honey, this isn’t working for me, you need to really bring it OK. IF they’ll be a second album, I need you to be original OK, good.

    • MrsCarter May 27, 2013

      Oh have a seat b****, this was better than anything Rihanna has done.
      When it comes to talent Rita is miles ahead of her but she needs to catch up when it comes to how she presents herself.

  17. Raven May 27, 2013

    Rihanna could never perform like this lmao why are her fans so hateful? Rihanna is known as the millie vanilli of our time like get over it

  18. LaLopez May 27, 2013

    She reminds me of a young Shakira.

    • PoItUp May 27, 2013

      But Shakira isn’t old.

      • AQueenLikeBey May 27, 2013

        Your stupidity is authentic.

  19. HerNameIsSasha May 27, 2013

    Performance: 10 out 10.
    Voice: 10 out of 10.
    Energy: 10 out of 10.
    Hair:0
    Make up:0
    Clothes: Jesus take the wheel.

    • HoneychildPlease May 27, 2013

      LOL

  20. Lovebird May 27, 2013

    LOL Beyonce fans. You may not like the way Rihanna performs but she’s selling out stadiums all over the world, meaning some people clearly do so clearly your opinions are irrelevant.

  21. slimsexy May 27, 2013

    After all said and done,one thing you can’t take away from Rita is her vocal talent.
    So therefore,Rita will,must make it to the top regardless of what a few myopic haters say or do.See you at the top Rita!!!do you girl!!!

  22. Rob May 27, 2013

    Rita is so ugly. I can’t get past her haggard ass face to even bother to listen

  23. BitchyBey May 27, 2013

    Rita retweeted this.

  24. AzealiaBankable May 27, 2013

    She slayed.

  25. RatchetRasheeda May 27, 2013

    Hmmkay b****, you did that.

  26. hergurl May 27, 2013

    Shes such a flop her next album will flop DEF.

  27. No Pics May 27, 2013

    I think this was a good performance. People need to stop knocking her down and btw if this is a “basic performance” as what you say then what do you call Rihanna’s? She may be selling out concerts but her performances are mostly mediocre.

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