Yesterday, during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, Rita Ora became the subject of some pissed attendees. Apparently, thanks to the clarification from John Legend, their were some technical difficulties that day.
While performing, Ora’s set just wasn’t very convincing. Furthermore, the singer was slammed by fans for not putting on a realistic-enough show. Fans tweeted that the speed of Ora’s mouth did not the match the speed of the track. Legend jumped to her defense, explaining that it wasn’t her fault.
Fun fact. We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance. Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 22, 2018
Later, Macy’s also cane to her defense.
During today’s NBC broadcast of the #MacysParade several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively impacted their performance. We apologize and want fans to know these issues were out of the artist’s control.
— Macy's (@Macys) November 22, 2018
Rita Ora responded, “Fun fact
@johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet. It’s annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been! When you come to a ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys! 🙂 X.”
Ora’s album, Phoenix, was released today, Nov. 23. Her album is currently #1 in Australia and New Zealand.
Here’s a look at the performance that had everyone talking.
the Rita Ora lip sync that wasn’t even close pic.twitter.com/HSD3Z6eWkL
— j.d. durkin (@jiveDurkey) November 22, 2018