It’s official: Rita Ora is a master of song covers! The ‘Body On Me’ singer recently stopped by Capitol FM studio where she not only nailed Adele’s emotional hit, ‘Hello,’ but also sang it in a made-up language. Listen here!
From DNCE’s clown-themed rendition to a Korean high school student’s viral take, Adele’s, 27, mega-hit “Hello” is easily one of the most covered songs making its way around the Internet today. The latest signer to brave the challenge? Rita Ora! The British pop artist recently stopped by Capital FM studios, where the folks there dared her to try her hand at the soulful song, and you’ll never believe how she managed to pull it off. Listen to it here!
Having developed a reputation as something of a pro when it comes to covering songs, Rita gladly accepted Capital FM’s challenge to belt out a few of today’s biggest hits. First, they eased her in with Drake‘s “Hotline Bling,” which she nailed with the help of her latest collaborator Sigma. Then came the big guns though. As a true test of her skills, Rita was asked to perform “Hello” on the spot — a task that would send most artists running. To be fair, Rita did seem a bit hesitant at first, but just when we thought she was about to toss in the towel, she did something incredible: she sang it in a brand-new language!
The “Black Widow” singer originally claimed she was going to rap the song, but ended up belting it out completely, using made-up words in place of the song’s actual lyrics. Those in the booth marveled at the fact that Rita was not only able to improvise lyrics on the spot, but also managed to do so without missing so much a single note. Now, that’s talent!
Aside from being covered, Adele’s chart-topping track has also, like all great things in this world, been turned into a number of mash-ups and parody videos since its release back in October. Ellen DeGeneres, 57, was among the first to take on the hit, appearing in a video that has her talking on the phone to Adele as she sings the song’s lyrics. And who could forget Rick Ross‘, 39, remix, which included his own added verse? We’re not going to lie, it works and we’re oddly in love with it.
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— Alyssa Montemurro