After enlisting Calvin Harris to join her second album’s production team, Rita Ora hit Glastonbury 2013 last night with a performance at the annual festival.
Joined by a crew of dancers, a well rehearsed band and attention grabbing stage, the highlight of Rita’s set was none other than the performer herself, gliding through every cut with pitch perfect vocals and a charisma that’ll pour through your screen as you watch it below.
At this point, our stance that Rita’s one of Pop’s strongest performers goes unshaken, for reasons you’ll understand after the jump!
Sure, while her styling is still far too high fashion for an act who would far better as ‘the girl next door’, the performance above is exactly why we can’t wait for her to kick off her US campaign.
For, the only reason ‘ORA‘ didn’t pop Stateside was because so much of her time was spent promoting it here.
However, if armed with the same fire and skill she took to the stage last night to the likes of ‘Ellen‘, ‘Wendy‘ and ‘Kimmel’, there’s no reason for her not to soar….especially with the well oiled machine that is Roc Nation/Columbia behind her.
As we said before, our only gripe with her stage shows are her styling and (forgive us for this Rita)… her dancers.
Call us crazy, but we’d say Ms.Ora’s shows would fare better with a troop of Tumblr ready Fly Girls, (of the same age and build) throwing down behind her.
With all this in mind, we can’t wait to see what the coming year sees Rita serve up both home and away. So, until we find out what that’ll be, keep it locked on TGJ for more on last night’s show!