Rita Ora brings the lights, the visuals and the show at London Show


Whilst some people may have spent their Friday getting ready for the much anticipated Royal Wedding. We decided to spend our Friday n the presence of many others as we caught Rita Ora's show at London's O2 Academy in Brixton. The show which was filled with everything from stand out visuals, throbbing lights, multpile outfit changes and visual effects was definately one of Rita's livliest shows to date.

The british songstress came treated the audience to a performance that was a range of everthing from her updeat dance numbers, to her crowd favourite songs as well as teasing some new tracks from her upcoming second album. And before Rita hit the stage we were entertained by another upcoming artist Raye who had a high energy performance and got the crowd excited for what was to come.


Raye's opening set included tracks from her latest EP Side Tapes. She opened her set with her dance hit Crew, and other tracks on her upbeat set Including the tracks Confident, Cigarette, as well her Jonas Blue track By Your Side her single Decline and ended it with her Jax Jones hit You Don't Know Me. Although her time on stage was short she definitely got the crowd excited and ready for Rita. And whilst she is opening for Rita for her tour she is also getting ready to play her first headline show at the of this month on May 31st which if last night is anything to go off will be a night filled with good vibes and tunes that will keep the crowd going all night. 


 As for the main act Rita Ora she really used the most of her space and time on the stage utilising it and creating a show that was filled with energy and personality. Opening the show with her latest track No More Sad Song her setlist consisted of a number of her hits over the years including an alternate version of her debut single R.I.P as well as, How We Do, Poison, I Will Never Let You Down, as well as her featured tracks like Body On Mine, Black Widow, Coming Home, Hot Right Now and even her latest Fity Shades Darker track 'For You'.


Ora treated fans to a number of new tracks to come including the abum's opening number Soul Survivor which very much tells of Rita's recent troubles. As well as a new summer track which is sure to be a summer banger.


Overall it was a Friday night well spent with Rita really giving her fans a treat. She showed of her great vocals and thought very much of every aspect of the show from the multiple outfit stages from the screen visuals and everything in between. As she gears to release her upcoming album we are looking forward to seeing what she does next. 

Words: Seneo Mwamba

Pictures: Isha Shah


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