Listen to Rita Ora Cover One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
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Ora’s cover is built around a light piano melody. There’s no video for the performance, but we can imagine Ora and her band in a room full of bongo drums, maracas, and other percussion instruments as they play their own version of the No. 1 song.
The 21-year-old Jay-Z signee makes one minor lyrical change to the chorus, removing the “flip your hair” line as she sings, “Baby you light up my world like nobody else / The way that you kiss my lips gets me overwhelmed / But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell / You don’t know you’re beautiful.”