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Watch Rita Ora Perform ‘Roc the Life’ Acoustically

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Rita Ora Jay-Z‘s latest protégé, Roc Nation “It” girl and possibly the next Rihanna — performed a stripped down, unplugged and any other word you can think of for “acoustic” and “intimate” version of her song ‘Roc the Life’ for VEVO Lift.

If you want to find out if an artist’s voice is good and can hold up, the acoustic test is the way to do it, since they can’t rely on production values or studio trickery to make a thin voice sound good. We’re proud to report that Rita Ora passed with flying colors.

You can watch the black and white clip for yourself, where you’ll see the lovely Ora, rocking bleached waves that tumble at her shoulders and those dangerously pointy weapon nails. We hope she doesn’t wear contacts; those could scratch a cornea.

But we were struck by the fact that Ora can barely be contained in this vid. She’s using her hands, her face, her eyes and most of her body to express herself while singing. She crackles with electricity when she sings..

This vid is a good sign of how amazing Rita Ora will be in concert.

You can also check out her cover of Gotye’s ubiquitous ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ which is another indicator that Ora will be someone the pop world knows come end of 2012. She’s got the Hova in her corner – and everything he touches turns to gold.

‘Roc the Life’ is set to appear on Rita’s debut album, ‘Ora,’ which is slated for a September release.

Rita Ora is so freakin’ cute. We are fighting the urge to call her the “other RiRi.” But she stands tall on her own.

Watch Rita Ora Perform ‘Rock the Life’ Acoustically

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