Watch: Rita Ora Rocks 2015 Academy Awards With ‘Grateful’


The 2015 Academy Awards welcomed ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ star Rita Ora to its historic list of performers as the 24=year old took to tonight’s ceremony to perform ‘Grateful’ (from ‘Beyond the Lights’).

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  1. LB February 22, 2015


    OK Mzz Rita, officially slayed. I didn’t feel the stage presence but the vocal was on point. 7/10, good job.

  2. #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 22, 2015

    No one cares! Congrats John and Common #OSCARWINNERS

  3. RCi February 22, 2015

    Im not being a hater but that song is kinda lame…. I love Rita but it’s a completely pointless song. Rihforehead’s fiftyseconds song is better.

  4. AkeysStan February 22, 2015

    Style reminds me of Rih at the Diamond ball…

  5. Slay_Hive February 22, 2015

    Wow, what a nice voice she has! Would love to hear a few R&B jams on her upcoming album! 😀
    She doesn’t even have an album out in the U.S. or 50 overrated #1 hit singles, yet she’s able to book the Academy Award’s stage so early in her career?! #POW Good for her!

    • RCi February 22, 2015

      All the #1 hits in the world can’t buy u respect…

      • Slay_Hive February 22, 2015

        I know that’s right! *High fives*

  6. Rated R February 22, 2015

    I was watching so proud of Rita watching her . Bring on that new single & album . It was a nice introduction to the masses for her .

  7. TheElusiveLamb February 22, 2015

    I’ll give her credit. She did good. She seemed breathy/pitchy in the first verse and her voice cracked, but overall good performance. I think the song is extremely mediocre to be penned by THE Diane Warren, but good for her. Not too many can brag about performing on the Academy Awards stage.

  8. RICHIE_RICH February 22, 2015

    She slayed , work ms Rita

  9. LB February 22, 2015


    The song is pretty mediocre but I loved the crack, I thought it gave the song character. Overall she did have one thing some big divas who can supposedly sing are missing, soul.

    She gave this mediocre song some soul, not many artists can do that with even a soulful song. I give her extra credit for that.

  10. LB February 22, 2015

    @The Elusive Lamb, have you visited it yet? Also I can tell you what crow tastes like, not very tasty. Not something I want to try again but hey, I kind of deserve it I guess

    So I trashed it today but out of curiosity, I clicked on Del Bey’s blog and I have to say I am mighty impressed.

    The design is impressive, the template is clean and the writing is fantastic. It is a very clean and easy to navigate blog.

    My only concerns are,

    1. Del Bey needs a unique domain name, what I mean is remove the “dot wordpress” part from the url.
    2. I am not certain Del Bey is unbiased enough to run it but time will tell.

    But otherwise, impressed. I won’t trash it again.

    Hopefully it blows up so I can get all my Rih news from there and leave this ghetto site.

    • TheElusiveLamb February 22, 2015

      I wouldn’t say she gave it soul, but I hear her projecting emotion. I Def have to give the girl her credit.

      I did visit it. I like her blog, but she is going to have purchase her domain; I also have to make sure she’s unbiased before I start commenting all the time. I’m all for girl power and supporting dreams, so she gets no shade from me.

    • TheElusiveLamb February 22, 2015

      But I would laugh myself out of my body if that blog became the new big thing and knocked shady TGJ off the map. You get in what you put out, so…

  11. metzo February 22, 2015

    Bad vocal performance. She can do better. She has.

  12. Rihboy February 22, 2015

    A pitchy mess. Completely underwhelming seeing that she stood frozen the entire time. Did you guys see New York post tweet saying blonde rihanna looks good at the oscars. The shade was immensely funny. She is such a shadow it’s sad. Her and Ciara just need to become good friends and do a tv show or something. They wasting time and money if you ask me.

    • Jewel February 23, 2015

      Rihanna could never do better

  13. FutureCIARA February 23, 2015

    Okay Ms.Rita!

  14. Dev February 23, 2015

    Does anyone remember when Rita seemed to have a drop of melanin in her?

    When i heard that this song was nominated i went to listen and said that this must be payola because the song was really generic and basic.

    The preformance was a bit reality Tv, pitchy and lacking emotion.

    Alexandra Burke would’ve actually slayed this

  15. Indie February 23, 2015

    I gotta be honest, she has really grown on me since the voice, she’s a lovely girl and i’m glad that she was able to show off that she can really sing on The Oscars, she did a great job and its a brilliant achievement for a young British girl

  16. Paulo February 23, 2015

    I thought it was kinda embarassing how it started with the backtrack (which isn’t even cool or acceptable for the Oscars imo) overpowering her but she did very good at the end. after seeing loads of performances where she is just hyping the crowd instead of singing I didn’t think she had it in her. good job Rita!

  17. Mark111 February 23, 2015

    Flatter than Mariah Carey’s @ss. This was very late night show amd not an Oscar moment.
    No one will be talking about her because this performance sucked, her voice was cracking all over the place, the song is boring and no one knows who she is. Her team needs to try (well, try harder) to get her a US hit, you can do all the tricks in the world, but if your music is dead, all of this means nothing. Ask that pussycatt doll.

    • TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

      ^^ Leave it Ms. Marsha to find a way to bring up Mariah’s name…

  18. xedos February 23, 2015

    The nypost was trending last night after they shade her calling her the blond rihanna

  19. andrew February 23, 2015

    they’re all cute, but no one goes to see a great performance without having beyonce in his mind, #PERIOD

    • NENE February 23, 2015

      You mean no one want to go see a striper without having her in mind.

  20. NENE February 23, 2015

    Why is she Famous? Borning

  21. Winner February 23, 2015

    No ones talking about this performance. Very forgettable.

  22. Kitty Puurrzz February 23, 2015

    i really really want to like her but …..

  23. DEL BEY February 23, 2015

    Her vocals are good and she looks cute, I’m not understanding who’s d*** she is sucking to be getting all these gigs..

  24. DEL BEY February 23, 2015

    SPAM promotion will not be tolerated.

  25. Nicki! February 23, 2015

    Rita ora great job! stop hating she sounded really good!

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