Rita Ora rose to fame after she was featured on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now” in February 2012. Since then, the British singer-songwriter and “The X Factor UK” judge has been incredibly successful. As a matter of fact, “Your Song”, which was written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac in 2017, reached more than 352 million streams alone—making it her biggest hit and also a Top 10 smash in the UK singles chart. Not only that, but Ora also worked on a lot of projects, including a collaboration with Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Cardi B, and Swedish DJ Avicii.
Following the announcement of her second studio album “Phoenix” via Atlanta Records, Ora has been recognized as the most successful UK female artist of all time on the UK Official Singles Chart. And just last night, she wowed Filipino fans with her stage presence and vocal prowess during her first-ever concert in the Philippines.
Here are some of the highlights from that epic night:
X Factor girl group 4th Impact opened Rita Ora’s “Live in Manila” concert by belting out songs by Queen and Jessie J. Afterwards, Rita Ora finally took the stage and started performing some of her hits like, “For You,” “Your Song,” and “Doing It.”
Filipino fans then got on their feet as the 28-year-old singer performed “Summer Love, “New Look,” “Girls,” and “Let You Love Me.”
Ora dedicated “Soul Survivor” to all the women in the crowd “who started with nothing and made it through the fire.”
Before the night ended, the crowd danced to “Lonely Together” and “Anywhere.” This one-night-only concert billed as “Rita Ora: Live in Manila” happened on March 10, 2019, at the New Frontier Theater and was presented by Wilbros Live.