Rita Ora Covers Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
Rita Ora dropped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to belt out her current single, “Your Song,” and delivered an accomplished performance (below). However, that wasn’t the highlight. All guests are required to sing a cover, which is usually a stripped-back rendition of whatever happens to be big at radio. The 26-year-old, on the other hand, dusted off Madonna’s seminal ’80s classic “Like A Virgin.” Not only that, but she mashed it up with Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” to give it a more contemporary feel.
I usually feel uneasy when younger artists cover Madonna. It’s impossible to improve on the original, so why even try? But it’s slightly different in Rita’s case. She already has the Queen of Pop’s approval as one of the faces of the Material Girl fashion line and, if anyone can pull off a shameless grab for attention like “Like A Virgin,” it’s Rita. Stunt queen antics course through her veins like blood. Watch the Brit in action up top and below.