Admittedly, I’m a bit torn about Rita Ora. I end up liking a lot of her songs (I hate Chris Brown, but “Body On Me” is disgustingly good radio pop and I hate myself for saying that) and I find her to be pretty delightful on The Voice, and yet… I often wonder what she actually does in a grand sense, if you get what I mean. There’s a major chunk of the superstar gene that’s missing with her, and yet she’s been doing tremendously well in the entertainment world regardless. It’s puzzling. Anyway, even Rita Ora isn’t endearing enough to pull off an Adele cover, which is, I suppose, why she tried to play it off as a joke.
Rita stopped by Capital FM this week, where she decided to cover Adele’s “Hello”… sort of. She only did a small portion of the song, and she performed it in her native Albanian (though some commenters have claimed it’s a “made up language” and that Rita said so herself, but I can’t find any evidence of that and I think that’s just people being racist assholes). She’s got an OK voice, but you don’t cover Adele. You just don’t.
What do you think? Do you “get” Rita Ora’s appeal?