Rita Ora And Liam Payne Bring “For You” To ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’
Rita Ora and Liam Payne have a potentially massive hit on their hands with their Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack contribution, “For You.” The buoyant lovers’ anthem made headlines when it dropped, and it should fly up the charts as they start to promote it in earnest. They already rolled out a music video for the track and have begun a promotional tour that should set things in motion. Last night (January 31) the pair stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform of the single, and they delivered a predictably powerful moment.
Performing in front of a set of screens that projected the song’s lyrics and some romantic scenery, Rita and Liam showed off their chemistry with a series of passionate glances. Vocally, the “Strip That Down” crooner has never sounded better. Adding in some surprise runs that highlighted his falsetto, he was the perfect foil to Rita’s soaring delivery. Things reached a fever pitch as the performance closed out with a romantic embrace. “Make room for the Holy Ghost,” Jimmy joked as he joined the duo onstage afterwards.
With a role in the forthcoming film, Rita also sat down with Jimmy to talk about working on the franchise. The siren shared a peek at a scene she stars in, and she also opened up about strutting down the red carpet at the EMAs in a bathrobe. “I pretended like it was an outfit, but to be honest with you I ran out of time,” she explained. “I was hosting the show, and I ran out of time. So I just thought, you know we’re going to have to make this work.” As any true pop star would, she explained that she grabbed her diamonds and hit the carpet to deliver a stunning moment. Watch the performance up top and check out Rita’s interview segments below!