Rita Ora has cancelled her appearance at Manchester’s Key103 Summer Live concert and will now appear at Liverpool’s Radio City Summer Live on the 18th of July. Get your tickets here!
The ‘Poison’ singer was due to perform at the event on Sunday, July 19, but has had to withdraw due to unexpected filming commitments for The X Factor.
It is likely that today’s (July 6) auditions, which have been cancelled following the death of Simon Cowell’s mother, have been rescheduled for that weekend.
A statement from the singer’s management read: “Due to changes to her X Factor commitments, Rita Ora will no longer be appearing at Key 103 Summer Live.
“Rita would like apologise to all her fans and hopes that they still have a fantastic time at the show.”
James Bay, Mark Ronson, Little Mix, Alesha Dixon and Ella Eyre will still perform at the Manchester Arena show, along with Mr Probz, Lawson and X Factor’s Stereo Kicks.
Source: Digital Spy
Drum roll please…. we can now reveal that Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora have signed as judges for the new series of The X Factor as well as confirming that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to the judging panel alongside show creator Simon Cowell.
Popstar Rita Ora is no stranger to The X Factor having first appeared on the show in 2012 as a guest judge. Rita burst on to the music scene in 2012, scoring a No.1 single with her collaboration with DJ Fresh on ‘Hot Right Now’. She went on to have a No. 1 debut album which produced two further No.1 singles.
Speaking about joining the show, Rita Ora said: “I am excited to be coming back to The X Factor – I had a ball here in 2012. This is a journey I can’t wait to embark on to find some talented singers. Its the new generation taking over. Booooom”
Rita has been nominated for British Artist Video of the Year at this year’s BRIT Awards! Diane Warren’s song ‘Grateful’ which Rita sings on has also been nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars!
Voting for the Brit Awards opens at 10:30pm tonight.
Rita Ora will be available to take part in the recording of Band Aid 30, an updated version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ in support of the fight against Ebola.
Sir Bob Geldof announced yesterday (November 10) that the likes of Coldplay, One Direction, Sam Smith, Elbow, Jessie Ware, Bono, Foals and more will record the charity single, marking the 30th anniversary of the original Band Aid track.
Ora had been originally on board with the project, but Geldof indicated that she was unavailable to record the song at a London studio on Saturday (November 15) as she will be recording an episode of BBC 1 talent show The Voice.
Now, however, a BBC spokesperson has told Digital Spy that Ora will indeed be free to take part.
“The BBC is more than happy for Rita to take part in the single and The Voice production team is liaising with her management to work around a major diary clash,” they say.
Geldof himself had previously urged the BBC to free Ora up for the event, set to be recorded this coming Saturday (November 15).
Brit singer Rita Ora has jetted into LA for talks with movie bosses amid buzz over her role in Fifty Shades of Grey. The blonde star, 23, plays Christian Grey’s little sister Mia Grey in the movie based on E.L. James’ hit trilogy.
Fifty Shades is released in February and the How We Do singer has also impressed ‘Mr Oscar’ himself, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who hired her for his new film, Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Mr Weinstein called Rita ‘breathtaking’, telling MailOnline she is his ‘biggest discovery’ as an actress this year.
He said: ‘Rita Ora did a sensational job for me and Antoine Fuqua in Southpaw.
‘Her scene is breathtaking, because she’s a very glamorous, beautiful woman; but, we did the opposite, we made her up to look like a tough junkie who’s got a kid to protect.
‘She is heart-breakingly real and wonderful and acting opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, who is riveting in this movie, she holds her own and then some.
‘I will work with Rita again and again and again. Personally, I thinks she’s my biggest discovery as an actress this year.’
Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer trying to make a comeback, while at the same time putting his personal life back in order.
The film features other A-list names including Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, and comes out next year.
A source revealed that Rita is also in talks for another high-profile role starring a huge name.
Rita has been nominated for Bet British Solo Artist at Radio 1’s Teen Awards this year! Last year Rita hosted the show with Nick Grimshaw and they will be hosting again this year on the 19th of October!